Rabbi Arik Ascherman, the co-founder of Haqel and a recipient of the Tikkun Award at our November conference, needs your help to stop Israel and the JNF (Jewish National Fund) from evicting Bedouins from their homes in order to build a completely Jewish city on the land where they have lived. He is asking all of us to contact your nearest Israeli Embassy or consulate to ask them to stop this outrageous action. Doing this has helped in the past, so it could make a difference again, and all he wants from you is a phone call or letter to the Embassy or Consulate asking them to stop that from happening. Please read Rabbi Ac
Dear Friends and Supporters,
One hundred year old Israeli Bedouin citizen Musa Hussein Abu Al Qian was present in 1956 when Israeli minorities officer Haim Tzuri showed the Abu Al Qian tribe the lands Israel was promising them in return for the lands they had been evicted from. Here, they could rebuild their lives. I was always taught that promises must be kept.
ON JANUARY 15TH, ORDERS GO INTO EFFECT EVICTING MUSA AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS FROM THEIR HOMES SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY AREN’T JEWISH.
WITH YOUR HELP, HAQEL AND OUR PARTNERS IN THE “FOUR VILLAGES CAMPAIGN” INTEND TO STOP THIS.
PLEASE EMAIL OR FAX MUSA’S PICTURE TO YOUR NEAREST ISRAELI EMBASSY OR CONSULATE IN ORDER TO PREVENT THIS INJUSTICE. (You can use the phone numbers included to call them to ask for their email or fax numbers).
I have been telling you since August 2015 that JNF bulldozers have been working to create Jewish “Hiran” on the rubble of Bedouin Umm Al Hiran. Advanced negotiations on a mutually agreed upon new location for the Bedouin broke down in December when Israel insisted that the Bedouin move to Hura now, with no agreement, and then they would continue the discussions.
Now, Israel is speaking to its Bedouin citizens with eviction/demolition orders, fines and threats that they will be billed for the demolition of their own homes. Eighty year old Ahmed Abu Al Qian and thirty family members were already pressured to “agree” to move, and are living in tin shacks in Hura. Musa and thirty additional family members are next in line. After that, 98 year old Amana…
Please take a few minutes to click here for more information and everything you need to download and fax Musa’s picture, call your nearest Israeli embassy or consulate, and/or send a quick email message.
For Additional Background Information:
Hebrew analysis by two of Israel’s top legal experts, Professors Mordechai ìKremnitzer and Hanoch Dagan: https://www.idi.org.il/article
We are taught, “When nobody is acting with human decency, you must be that person.” (Pirkei Avot). We can and must stop this injustice.
B’Vrakha (In Blessing)
Rabbi Arik W. Ascherman
Haqel (The Field)-Jews and Arabs in Defense of Human Rights