17 Dec 2008

Give solidarity to the brave Israeli school students who refuse to fight

Please click on the December 18th link to protest at the imprisonment of brave Israeli teenagers who refuse to fight for an army of occupation.

Many thanks to Jo Smith for passing me on this link, I would not have known about their amazing story if she hadn't.

The Shministim - aged 16, 17, 18 and in the 12th grade - are a new breed

of conscientious objectors in Israel and right now they are taking a
stand. They believe in a better, more peaceful future for themselves and

for Israelis and Palestinians, and they are refusing to join the Israeli

army. They're in jail , holding strong against immense pressure from
family, friends and the Israeli government. They need our support and
they need it today.

The Shministim have asked Jewish Voice for Peace to reach out to people
like us to let the Israeli government know we are watching, and that we
support their courage. They're hoping to receive hundreds of thousands
of postcards to be delivered to the Israeli Minister of Defense on
December 18th, when they will hold a massive rally and press conference.

They're hoping to stand strong on the steps of history - representing
not only the thousands of refuseniks who came before them, not only the
many young people to whom they are an example of a better world, but
also to represent us. They have asked you, me, and every person who
strives for peace to be on those steps with them, on that day. I will be

Will you join me? It's simple. Sign a letter. Click here:
Hairline cracks, become full cracks, and with enough cracks the whole
occupation enterprise comes tumbling down.

1 comment:

veracious ? said...

why have you just highlighted this case, as this type of thing goes on in many other counties and is aeccpt there.

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