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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Support the Shiministim

Israeli teenagers are boldly standing up to their government and refusing required military service on the grounds of conscientious objection, mostly due to the occupation of Palestine. These young people, many seniors in high school, defy pressure of family, friends, and the state--many who would see them as traitors--to hold fast to their convictions.

You can support these courageous young people--the Shministim--by signing a letter to the Israeli Minister of Defense at December18th.org. Jewish-Israeli peace activists will be hand-delivering these letters so add your voice today!

3 comments:

KipEsquire said...

The reason to oppose Israeli conscription is not for the sake of Palestinians, but for the sake of conscripted Israelis.

Opposing conscription is its own moral demand. No further justification is required.

Brian said...

I agree conscription--and I would say the military period--is grounds for just opposition. Will/Would the shiminstim so boldly oppose the Israeli military were it not occupying Palestine? I don't know.

They are opposing it, speaking out for an occupied and oppressed people, standing toe-to-toe with their government, and suffering for it. So I'm supporting them, I hope you'll add (or have added) your name to the letter.

Joey7777 said...

Get too much of that and we can wave goodbye to Israel. It'll be wiped off the map.

 
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