Category: Testimonials


Sahar Vardi – 2009

November 23rd, 2008 — 6:45pm

Name: Sahar Vardi
Age: 18
Location: Jerusalem
Why I am one of the Shministim:
“I realize that the soldier at the checkpoint is not responsible for the wretched policy of the oppressor towards civilians, I am unable to relieve that soldier of responsibility for his conduct … I mean the human responsibility of not causing another human being to suffer.”
First Sentence: 25th – 31st Aug. 2008 (6 days)
Second Sentence: 12th – 30th Oct. (18 days)
Third Sentence: 3rd – 21st Nov. 2008 (18 days)

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Udi Nir – 2009

November 20th, 2008 — 3:00pm

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.”
Sentence: Aug. 21st – Sept. 7th 2008 (18 days)

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Maya Yechieli Wind – 2009

January 20th, 2008 — 6:35pm

Name: Maya Yechieli Wind
Age: 19
Location: Jerusalem
Why I am one of the Shministim: “At first, like many other Israeli citizens, I too could not bring myself to confront or criticize the Israeli military’s immoral actions. I realize that this difficulty originated from my sense of identification with soldiers my own age, to whom I could relate. Today it is precisely this realization that leads me to refuse to serve. I cannot recognize the humanity of Israelis but not that of Palestinians. Continue reading »

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