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First prison term for Or Ben-David

October 29th, 2009 — 11:15pm

Or Ben-David, 19, from Jerusalem, a signatory of the 2009-2010 high school seniors letter of refusal, was sentenced earlier today (29 Oct.) to 20 days in military prison. This sentence follows a sentence of seven days of confinement to base given her a week ago (on the evening of 22 Oct). She is now held in the military prison for women (no. 400) in Tzrifin.

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Shministim on GritTV with Laura Flanders

October 11th, 2009 — 3:59pm

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Two Shministim exempt from military service

January 13th, 2009 — 2:42pm

Tamar Katz and Yuval Ophir Auron  were exempt from military service. Tamar on January 6th and Yuval on the 11th.

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Third Prison Term for Raz Bar-David Varon

December 24th, 2008 — 12:06pm

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. Continue reading »

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Thank you, from the Shministim

December 21st, 2008 — 10:16am

Dear friends and supporters,

On the eve of Hanuka, the festive of lights, we, the Shministim, would like to take a moment to thank you for all you’ve done for us and for our struggle.
While we sit down with our families and light the first candle of the holiday, symbolizing the rebellion against an occupying army, some of us are still behind bars, denied the freedom to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones, denied the right to freedom of thought and political conscious.
During this dark period of consecutive jail terms, military trials and attempts to break our beliefs, you were our light.
Each and every one of you who helped with the campaign, who sent a supporting letter, who sent the link of the website to a friend. You’ve let our struggle be heard around the world, the letters, the postcards and posters, the demonstrations, all of those actions fulfilled our wildest dreams.
We would like to thank you once again and wish you all a happy and free holiday.
in solidarity,
The Shministim

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December 18th, what happened.

December 19th, 2008 — 8:45pm

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.

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Ed Asner “It’s pretty hard to leave me speechless.”

December 15th, 2008 — 3:18pm

Ed Asner on Huffington Post

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Asner, Zinn join call to free Shministim. Teams lobby Consulate Generals.

December 12th, 2008 — 11:42am

Actor Ed Asner and historian Howard Zinn join American Jewish peace group in call for release of Israeli teenagers
Over 12,000 sign letters to Israeli Minister of Defense calling for release of Shministim, Israel’s young conscientious objectors
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Yuval Ophir-Auron Sentenced Again

December 8th, 2008 — 6:37pm

Conscientious objector Yuval Oron-Ofir was sentenced for the second time yesterday (7 Dec.) to 7 days in military prison for his refusal to serve in the Israeli military. Continue reading »

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Tamar Katz – 2009

December 1st, 2008 — 12:30pm

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.”
First Sentence: 28th Sept. – 10th Oct. 2008 (12 days)
Second Sentence:
12th – 30th Oct. 2008 (18 days)
Third Sentence: 1st – 22nd Dec. 2008 (21 days)

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