Support Israel’s young conscientious objectors. WWW.December18th.ORG Shministim say why they refuse to serve in an army that occupies the Palestinians.
This is it. The Shministim Day of Action is Thursday December 18th – can we count on you to be there as Israel’s young conscientious objectors present their case to Israel and to the world?
is is your last chance to support the Shministim before the December 18th Day of Action.
Tamar Katz, one of the Shministim, was planning to write one last note to Jewish Voice for Peace supporters to ask for your help. But when she refused to put on the Israeli military uniform, she was put in solitary confinement. No phone calls, no contact, not even access to the most basic hygiene. Tamar is just 19 years old. In her own words:
“I am not willing to become one of those holding the gun pointed indiscriminately at Palestinian civilians, and I do not believe that such actions could bring any change except ever more antagonism and violence in our region.”
This is the last time we will write to you about the Shministim – and it’s your last chance to sign a letter of support. Please, I urge you to support these amazing, courageous, peaceful young people. They are our hope. They are the future. They need to know we are here for them. And if I haven’t convinced you, then take a look at the video they’ve created. It’s worth your two minutes.
Lo, quite honestly, our campaign to support the Shministim is the most meaningful work I’ve had the opportunity to support in a long time. They give me such hope. I hope they give you hope too, and that you acknowledge their gift of hope by doing as much as you can to help them.
Jewish Voice for Peace