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ba-ʻarikhat Perets Ḳidron.
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Tel Aviv : Ḥargol hotsaʼah le-or, Sifre ʻaliyat ha-gag, 2004.
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207 p. ; 21 cm.
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1842774514 (PBK.)
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Tel Aviv : Ḥargol hotsaʼah le-or, Sifre ʻaliyat ha-gag, 2004.
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1842774514 (PBK.)
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Resistance to crimes of state, and refusal to participate in them, has been and remains one of the most significant achievements of people of decency and courage throughout history. The Israelis who have undertaken this honorable course merit the greatest admiration and respect. Their testimonies are a memorable contribution to this noble cause.
"Resistance to crimes of state, and refusal to participate in them, has been and remains one of the most significant achievements of people of decency and courage throughout history. The Israelis who have undertaken this honorable course merit the greatest admiration and respect. Their testimonies are a memorable contribution to this noble cause."--Noam Chomsky
'Our greatest admiration must go to those brave Israeli soldiers who refuse to serve beyond the 1967 borders'. These soldiers, who are Jews, take seriously the principle put forward at the Nuremberg trials in 1945-46: namely, that a soldier is not obliged to obey unjust orders - indeed, one has an obligation to disobey them.' - Susan Sontag, novelist, essayist and playwright'Resistance to crimes of state, and refusal to participate in them, has been and remains one of the most significant achievements of people of decency and courage throughout history. The Israelis who have undertaken this honorable course merit the greatest admiration and respect. Their testimonies are a memorable contribution to this noble cause.' - Noam Chomsky'This collection of statements from soldiers who joined Yesh Gvul... should give pause for thought to all those diaspora Jews who preoccupy themselves with looking for 'balance' and 'even-handedness' in media reporting of events in the territories, rather than facing up to the devastating moral erosion that 37 years of occupation has wreaked on Israel's citizen army... It was once said of people who lived near concentration camps but claimed no knowledge of what went on inside, that those who didn't know, didn't want to know. Jews who still try to defend retention of the West Bank are in a similar category.' - David J. Goldberg in 'The Jewish Chronicle'
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Summaries
Main Description
This moving book is a first-time look at Israeli soldiers who have refused orders on moral grounds, earning the name of "Refusenik" along with a prison sentence. These are the stories of people who believe in their country, but not in its actions beyond its borders. Peretz Kidron, a long-time Israeli citizen, retells the stories of these "refuseniks" from the 1982 invasion of Lebanon up to the current situation with Palestine. The stories, experiences, viewpoints, and even poetry from a great spectrum of Israelis are presented--officers, ordinary foot-soldiers, men and women, from various ethnic backgrounds and classes. The book also reveals the cautious and embarrassed response of the authorities, and the wider implications of the philosophy of selective refusal for conscientious citizens in every country where conscription still exists.
Main Description
Hundreds of Israeli soldiers, called up to take part in controversial campaigns like the 1982 invasion of Lebanon or policing duties in the Palestinian territories today, have refused orders. Many of these 'refuseniks' have faced prison sentences rather than take part in what they regard as an unjust occupation in defence of illegal Jewish settlements.In this inspirational book, Peretz Kidron, himself a refusenik, gives us the stories, experiences, viewpoints, even poetry, of these courageous conscripts who believe in their country, but not in its actions beyond its borders. We read about the cautious, even embarrassed, response of the authorities. And we see the wider implications of the philosophy of selective refusal - which is not the same thing as pacifism -- for conscientious citizens in every country where conscription still exists. Here is a real model for the peace movement in Israel and worldwide.
Short Annotation
This moving book is a first-time look at Israeli soldiers who have refused orders on moral grounds, earning the name of "Refusenik" along with a prison sentence. These are the stories of people who believe in their country, but not in its actions beyond its borders. The stories, experiences, viewpoints, and even poetry from a great spectrum of Israelis are presented--officers, ordinary foot-soldiers, men and women, from various ethnic backgrounds and classes.
Bowker Data Service Summary
In Israel, hundreds of soldiers called up to take part in controversial campaigns or assignments have refused orders. This text presents the stories, experiences, viewpoints and poetry, of these officers and ordinary footsoldiers, men and women, from every ethnic background and class.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Introduction: Israel's Refusal Movement
The Early Refuseniks Balance
Saying 'no' loudly and clearly
An artist at Ansar
Discovering the Palestinians
In solidarity with the almond trees
The First Intifada I'm no martyr
Whatever the price
The problem is in Jewish society
Refusal to Collaborate
I am an Arab Jew
Father and son: refuseniks
Spiral of evil
The limit is human life
The privilege of saying 'No!'
Silences that cry out
Benighted fanticism
A typical 'NO' poem
A policy that demeans my country
The refusenik answers the writer
On the festival of freedom I waive my freedom
No to 'Always at Command'
'You don't have to do anything wicked'
Decent people don't shoot children
I owe my children at least one refusal
The Philosophy of Selective Refusal
The Story of Yuval and Imad
The Second Intifada Letter to the editor of Koteret Rashit from Dov Barak
Statements by Jailed Conscripts
Those who enlist and those who don't
Militarism and racism have reached a fascist level
I am a prisoner, yet free
A violent and racist society
Statements by Jailed Reservists Vile injustice
The red line
Collaboration makes me a criminal
A cause which is not mine
An enormous 'black flag'
A letter to the commander of Battalion 719
I killed three innocent civilians
The shattered dream
The IDF teaches that it's okay to molest an Arab
Black Flag
The exercises in refusal
Why am I mad at the IDF?
Closing Statements My reply to the General
Israel today is like a prison
List of Addresses
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