Yesh Din – Volunteers for Human Rights is an Israeli organization registered as a non-profit in Israel. Yesh Din is subject to Israeli law and is served by a volunteer corps and by a professional staff, lawyers and human rights experts. Yesh Din was established in 2005 and has since worked to protect the human rights of Palestinians living under Israeli armed forces’ occupation. We view the occupation as a main source of the violation of the human rights and therefore seek to end it.
Yesh Din documents, collects and disseminates reliable and updated information regarding systematic human rights violations in the OPT. We have a two-tiered approach: On the individual level, we work on individual cases to assist those whose rights have been violated. On the systemic level, we use the accumulation of individual incidents to identify structural violations of human rights and advocate for change. Yesh Din conducts public and legal advocacy in order to pressure Israel’s authorities to implement their duty according to international humanitarian law to protect the Palestinians and their rights, and raise public awareness to human rights violations in the OPT.
Yesh Din’s work focuses on law enforcement on settlers and other Israeli civilians; criminal accountability of Israeli security forces personnel in the West Bank suspected of offenses against Palestinians; and human rights violations related to takeover of Palestinian land and restricting Palestinians’ access to their land.
Yesh Din is an independent, non-partisan organization registered with the Israeli registrar of non-profit organizations. To maintain its independence, Yesh Din is careful not to receive direct or indirect donations from Israeli or Palestinian government bodies. As an Israeli organization, Yesh Din is obligated under Israeli law to detail donations from foreign governments over NIS 20,000. Please click here to view this information in Hebrew.
To see our proof of non-profit status and our “nihul takin” (compliance with proper administration) click here
Yesh Din is proud to be recognized as a reliable and professional human rights organization through funding by foreign governments friendly to Israel. Yesh Din’s work is made possibly through the generous support of individuals and foundations including:
Asamblea de Cooperación por la Paz (ACPP)
Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD)
Consulate of France
The European Union
The Federal Republic of Germany
Foundation for Middle East Peace
New Israel Fund
The Embassy of Norway
Norwegian Refugee Council
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Sebastian Cobler Foundation
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The European Commission (ECHO)
United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office
and countless individuals in Israel and abroad