Monday, January 05, 2009

The Shministim, Conscientious Objectors in Israel



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PLEASE SEND THIS VIDEO ALONG. Send your message to Israel, Americans aren't supposed to know this, THE REST OF THE STORY...

If you were a captive of the US mind control
police (i.e. the corporate news media) you'd
believe two things:

1. Israel is "defending" itself against the
Palestinians

2. All Israelis support their government's
policy of endless war against Palestinian
civilians.

It's this second lie that the US-Israeli media
guards most closely - and desperately hopes
Americans never figure out.


Contrary to Israeli war party propaganda in the US, not all Jews and not all Israelis support Israel's Nazi-like conduct in the Occupied Territories.

This simple fact is probably the single most censored piece of news in the United States.

FACT: RE Latest attacks by IDF in Gaza. During the ceasefire 35 people were killed by Israeli forces in Gaza. Israel also breached one of the terms of the ceasefire by not allowing aid into Gaza. Hamas only fired rockets after Israel had repeatedly breached the ceasefire.

Here are some young people heading to prison because they won't join the genocide.

You can support these brave kids here:

Write: http://december18th.org FORUM TO WRITE TO ISRAEL

December 18th, what happened.

December 19th, 2008 — 08:45 pm

Yesterday, December 18th, was the Shministim Day of Action in Israel. Even as Tamar Katz remained in solitary confinement, the Shministim were thrilled. They told us they had not seen this much media coverage in Israel of young refusers in years. The global response, which continues to grow, has been overwhelming.

US War Resisters Stand In Solidarity With Shministim

December 17th, 2008 — 03:40 pm

U.S. military servicemembers and veterans who have refused or are currently refusing to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, stand in solidarity with the Shministim and urge others to support them and take action.

Third Prison Term for Raz Bar-David Varon

December 24th, 2008 — 12:06 pm

The Shministim Day of Action has come and gone but the cause cannot be forgotten and support continues to grow. After attending the Day of Action in Israel and helping to deliver over 22,000 letters to the Army Headquarters, Raz Bar-David Varon has been sentenced again for the THIRD time.

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Name: Tamar Katz
Age: 19
Location: Tel-Aviv

Why I am one of the Shministim:

"I refuse to enlist in the Israeli military on conscientious grounds. I am not willing to become part of an occupying army, that has been an invader of foreign lands for decades, which perpetuates a racist regime of robbery in these lands, tyrannizes civilians and makes life difficult for millions under a false pretext of security."

Name: Udi Nir
Age: 19
Location: Tel-Aviv

Why I am one of the Shministim:

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.

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NOTE:********Israeli's Former Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's NEPHEW Lawmaker Jonathan "Yoni" Ben-Artzi was also Jailed for refusing Army Service,and is a conscientious objector,and has recently denounced the latest attacks in Gaza.*******************

4 comments:

Cargosquid said...

The tragedy is that HAMAS wants them dead too.

Mac said...

Have you got that in writing or on tape?

Cargosquid said...

Its in their platform. They want the destruction of Israel.

Unguided rockets and suicide bombs don't care if you are an anti-war supporter.

Cargosquid said...

Here it is:

http://www.mideastweb.org/hamas.htm

Some pertinent parts:

Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it"

Article Eleven:
The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. Neither a single Arab country nor all Arab countries, neither any king or president, nor all the kings and presidents, neither any organization nor all of them, be they Palestinian or Arab, possess the right to do that. Palestine is an Islamic Waqf land consecrated for Moslem generations until Judgement Day. This being so, who could claim to have the right to represent Moslem generations till Judgement Day?

This is the law governing the land of Palestine in the Islamic Sharia (law) and the same goes for any land the Moslems have conquered by force, because during the times of (Islamic) conquests, the Moslems consecrated these lands to Moslem generations till the Day of Judgement.

This is also the objection to "Jewish Lands" or even Zionism.
I wonder, would this also include Spain?

Article Thirteen:
Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement.
There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors. The Palestinian people know better than to consent to having their future, rights and fate toyed with.

Article Sixteen:
It is necessary to follow Islamic orientation in educating the Islamic generations in our region by teaching the religious duties, comprehensive study of the Koran, the study of the Prophet's Sunna (his sayings and doings), and learning about Islamic history and heritage from their authentic sources. This should be done by specialised and learned people, using a curriculum that would healthily form the thoughts and faith of the Moslem student. Side by side with this, a comprehensive study of the enemy, his human and financial capabilities, learning about his points of weakness and strength, and getting to know the forces supporting and helping him, should also be included. Also, it is important to be acquainted with the current events, to follow what is new and to study the analysis and commentaries made of these events. Planning for the present and future, studying every trend appearing, is a must so that the fighting Moslem would live knowing his aim, objective and his way in the midst of what is going on around him.

Where are any entreaties about improving the lives of the Palestinians? This is their government. You can see the tactics that they use from this. The type of terrorist studies our culture and is able to determine our pressure points to mold our thinking and manipulate us. I mean "us" as an non-muslim.

This is a movement that believes the Rotary and the Lions are "illuminati" and that "The Elders of Zion" is a serious work. Their objection is not so much that the Jews did not give Palestinians a state, but that the Jews formed Israel on Muslim territory.

They seek to increase Sharia based rule in Palestine, being a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. One of their objections to the PLO was that the PLO was secular.

Do you really think that it is possible for Israel to coexist with a government that has this as its basis? Even if Israel open the checkpoints and gave them free movement, HAMAS would use that as a weapon. It is the very existence of Israel to whichthey object. Being the Palestinian government is only a way to further the war. The do not care about the Palestinian people so much as they care about the actual territory controlled by non-muslims.

I believe that if Israel decided to "quit" and the entire population moved here, HAMAS would continue its violence against any muslim that did not follow them or against any government that did not give Islam its perceived due.

And that is why I believe that HAMAS is a terrorist group.