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Israeli peace activists

Posted by on Apr. 26, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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Let me cut down to the chase. We have just learned that a number of Israeli peace activists have had their computers confiscated, have been called for interrogations, and have only been released upon signing agreements not to contact their political friends for 30 days.  We are asking you to contact the Israeli Attorney General to demand an immediate stop to this harassment.

The activists targeted are members of New Profile, a group of feminist women and men daring to suggest that Israel need not be a militarized society. They are being wrongfully accused of inciting young people--like the shministim--not to enlist in the army. The charge is not true. While New Profile does not tell youngsters not to enlist, they certainly support those who do not: pacifists, those who oppose the occupation, and others. New Profile informs them of their rights and gives them legal support when necessary. But Israel is a country that does not acknowledge the basic human right to conscientious objection.

The government's accusation against New Profile is not new. It has been out there for some time, as a source of harassment. Today's police actions tighten the screws considerably. We've seen how international pressure has helped get many shministim out of jail. Now it's time to put as much pressure so that Israeli peace activists can do their work free of intimidation.

I leave you with a note from New Profile: "These recent acts confirm what we have been contending for many years: the militarism of society in Israel harms the sacred principles of democracy, freedom of expression and freedom of political association. One who believed that until now criminal files were conjured up "only" for Arab citizens of Israel saw this morning that none of us can be certain that s/he can freely express an opinion concerning the failures of society and rule in Israel."


Palestinian People are defending themselves and their Land and their Homes against Israeli war crimes and Israeli war criminals, both military and civilian.

by on Apr. 26, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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tericared
by on Apr. 26, 2009 at 6:29 PM

The Police Detained Political Activists from Ramat Hasharon, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

and Beer Sheva 

  • “One who believed that criminal cases due to political activism are conjured up “only” for Arab citizens discovers that s/he is also liable to be detained due to the expression of opinions concerning the failures of the society and rule in Israel.”
  • Amongst the detainees – a 70 year old ceramic artist, the daughter of a family of “Righteous among the Nations” from Holland, a grandmother to six Israeli grandchildren

 

This morning the Israeli police descended upon the homes of political activists, members of the feminist movement New Profile, which acts for the civil-ization of society in Israel and against the undue influence of the military on life in the country.  
http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/publish/article_1182.shtml

Palestinian People are defending themselves and their Land and their Homes against Israeli war crimes and Israeli war criminals, both military and civilian.

tericared
by on Apr. 26, 2009 at 6:31 PM

The New Profile Movement noted today: “These recent acts confirm what we have been contending for many years: the militarism of society in Israel harms the sacred principles of democracy, freedom of expression and freedom of political association. One who believed that until now criminal files were conjured up “only” for Arab citizens of Israel saw this morning that none of us can be certain that s/he can freely express an opinion concerning the failures of society and rule in Israel.”  

Palestinian People are defending themselves and their Land and their Homes against Israeli war crimes and Israeli war criminals, both military and civilian.

Goodwoman614
by Satan on Apr. 27, 2009 at 2:24 AM

Thanks as usual for keeping me abreast of this, terica.  I am signed up for their action alerts but this one for some reason did not make it into my yahoo inbox...

This is the kind of thing that is kept from the news, and for SURE is not known by the American public.  That is what you call a news blackout. 

The truth is, there are a great many Israeli citizens who do not condone the actions of their government...




                                                                                                       

tericared
by on Apr. 27, 2009 at 10:21 PM


Quoting Goodwoman614:

Thanks as usual for keeping me abreast of this, terica.  I am signed up for their action alerts but this one for some reason did not make it into my yahoo inbox...

This is the kind of thing that is kept from the news, and for SURE is not known by the American public.  That is what you call a news blackout. 

The truth is, there are a great many Israeli citizens who do not condone the actions of their government...

 

 

 

And amazing that the people who are for the slaughter of the innocent people of Palestine never comment on articles like this, they would rather keep their heads in the sand and listen to Hagee and racist people like him...

Palestinian People are defending themselves and their Land and their Homes against Israeli war crimes and Israeli war criminals, both military and civilian.

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