Shministim continue their courage to resist

January 20th, 2009 — 1:49pm

Two women objectors, Raz Bar-David Varon and Maya Yechieli Wind, both signatories of the 2008 high school seniors refusal letter, reported on Wednesday, 14 Jan., at the Induction Base, declaring their refusal to serve in the Israeli military and were sentenced to 14 days in military prison. Continue reading »

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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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December 18th: See The Photos

December 23rd, 2008 — 6:19pm

On December 18th the letters were delivered. The piles and piles of over 22,000 letters are a powerful statement. Thank you to all.

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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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US War Resisters Stand In Solidarity With Shministim

December 17th, 2008 — 3:40pm

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 before December 18th.

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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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Yuval Ophir-Auron Receives Third Sentence

December 15th, 2008 — 2:12pm

Yuval Ophir-Auron Receives Third Sentence

CO Yuval Ophir-Auron was sentenced on yesterday (14 Dec.) to 21 days in military prison for his refusal to serve in the Israeli military. Continue reading »

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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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