Thursday, December 18, 2008

Via John Caruso at A Tiny Revolution


High school students in Israel have been imprisoned repeatedly for refusing to serve in the Israeli army. Normally I don’t think much of sending prewritten letters for whatever cause but in this case I make an exception. To refuse to take part in the state violence of any nation to the point of being jailed takes a lot of guts and conviction of one’s beliefs. I really admire the courage and the awareness of these kids.

One of them said "I will not lend my own hand to the occupation and to acts that contradict my most basic values: human rights, democracy and the personal responsibility each and every human being bears towards fellow human beings."

Though the mainstream news media has misrepresented or remained silent on the topic of the murder and removal of Palestinians for years the brutal state violence Israel has been committing against the Palestinians is one of the most disgusting crimes against humanity in modern times. So take a moment to go to this website and send the letter in your name. It is people like these Israeli youth that make the world seem like a less dark and dreary place.

Send your letter here


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