This is what real courage looks like.
This amazing post on the blog, 4justpeace, reports the story of 50 young Israeli “refuseniks” who are likely to go to prison for refusing conscription in the Israel “Defense” Force.
These brave citizens of the World refuse to support a system which routinely violates human rights of the Palestinian people and Israelis alike. Their statement quoted on the blog is very moving.
Bravo to the “Refuseniks!”
If you can find a way to support this movement, please do so. Here’s their website: http://www.yeshgvul.org.il/en/about-2/. “There is a limit !”
And please follow 4justpeace.wordpress.com.
We Refuse to Serve in the Occupation Army! It is not easy to take an unpopular stand for what we know is right! And I am proud of the 50 Jewish Israeli teenagers who on March 8th published an open letter to Netanyahu declaring their decision to refuse conscription because of the military occupation of Palestinian territories ~ “In these territories, human rights are violated and acts defined under international law as war-crimes are perpetuated on a daily basis.” ~ For having the courage to follow their conscience, these 50 teenagers will likely be imprisoned.
According to Ruth Hiller from New Profile, a feminist Jewish Israeli organization that supports conscientious objectors, “These youth are also protesting the way in which the army influences civilian life, deepening the sexism, militarism, violence…
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