B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
B’Tselem was founded in 1989 to document Israeli violations of Palestinians’ human rights in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip.
As a human rights organization, it now unequivocally demands an end to the occupation. To promote that goal, B’Tselem works to expose the injustice, violence, and dispossession inherent to the regime of occupation, to deconstruct the apparatuses that enable it, and challenge its legitimacy in Israel and internationally.
B’Tselem (literally: in the image of), the name chosen for the organization by the late Member of Knesset Yossi Sarid is an allusion to Genesis 1:27: “And God created humankind in His image. In the image of God did He create them.” The name expresses the Jewish and universal moral edict to respect and uphold the human rights of all people.
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Once a month, B’Tselem sends a newsletter to its email subscribers. The newsletter includes information on individual cases and larger policies concerning human rights, as well as calls for action. Click here to subscribe to the newsletter.