A rede dos que se opõem à guerra – os refuseniks – eu sou um refusenik

Welcome to the Refuser Solidarity Network

RSN builds support for, seeks to increase the visibility of, and educates the public about the Israeli refuser movements, with the objective of working together with refusers to end Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.

 

News Updates

Conscientious objector Eyal Yablonko sentenced to prison for the Second time for his refusal to join the Israeli Army.
July 29. 2013

Eyal Yablonko, 18.5 years old from Jaffa arrived, Monday 29.7.2013, to the Induction Base in Tal-hashomer, where he again declared his refusal to serve in the Israeli Army, he was sentenced to 20 days of imprisonment for his refusal, in the military prison No. 6 near Atlit.

His prison address is:

Eyal Yablonko
Military ID 205997406
Military Prison No. 6
Military Postal Code 01860, IDF
Israel
Fax: ++972-4-9540580

Since the prison authorities often block mail from reaching imprisoned objectors, we also recommend you to send them your letters of support and encouragement via e-mail to: messages2prison@newprofile.org, and they will be printed out and delivered during visits.

Recommended Action

First of all, please circulate this message and the information contained in it as widely as possible, not only through e-mail, but also on websites, social networks, conventional media, by word of mouth, etc.

Other recommendations for action:

  1. Sending Letters of Support
    Please send Eyal letters of support to the prison address above and via e-mail to: messages2prison@newprofile.org
  2. Letters to Authorities
    It is recommended to send letters of protest on the objectors’ behalf, preferably by fax, to:

    Mr. Moshe Ya’alon
    Ministry of Defence
    Hakirya
    Tel-Aviv 61909
    Israel
    Tel.: ++972-3-6975220
    Fax: ++972-3-6962757

    Copies of your letters can also be sent to the commander of the military prison at:

    Commander of Military Prison No. 6
    Military Prison No. 6
    Military Postal Code 01860, IDF
    Israel
    Fax: ++972-4-9540580

    Another useful address for sending copies would be the Military Attorney General:

    Denny Efroni
    Chief Military Attorney
    Military postal code 9605, IDF
    Israel
    Fax: ++972-3-569-45-26

    It would be especially useful to send your appeals to the Commander of the Induction Base in Tel-HaShomer. It is this officer that ultimately decides whether an objector is to be exempted from military service or sent to another round in prison, and it is the same officer who is ultimately in charge of the military Conscience Committee:

    Gil Ben Shaul,
    Commander of Induction Base
    Meitav, Tel-HaShomer
    Military Postal Code 02718, IDF
    Israel
    Fax: ++972-3-737-60-52

    For those of you who live outside Israel, it would be very effective to send protests to your local Israeli embassy. You can find the address of your local embassy on the web.

    Here is a generic sample letter, which you can use in sending appeals to authorities on the prisoners” behalf. Feel free to modify this letter or write your own:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    It has come to my attention that Eyal Yablonko (military ID 205997406), a conscientious objector to military service, has been imprisoned for the Second time for his refusal to become part of the Israeli army, and is held in Military Prison no. 6 near Atlit.

    The imprisonment of conscientious objectors such as Yablonko is a violation of international law, of basic human rights and of plain morals. The repeater imprisonment of conscientious objectors is an especially grave offence, as it means sentencing a person more than once for the same offence, and has been judged by th UN working Group on Arbitrary Detention to constitute a clear case arbitrary detention.

    I therefore call for the immediate and unconditional release from prison of Eyal Yablonko, without threat of further imprisonment in the future, and urge you and the system you are heading to respect the dignity and person of conscientious objectors, indeed of all persons, in the future.

    Sincerely,

  3. Letters to media in Israel and in other countries
    Writing op-ed pieces and letters to editors of media in Israel and other countries could also be quite useful in indirectly but powerfully pressuring the military authorities to let go of the objectors and in bringing their plight and their cause to public attention.

    Ma’ariv:
    2 Karlibach st.
    Tel-Aviv 67132
    Israel
    Fax: +972-3-561-06-14
    e-mail: editor@maariv.co.il

    Yedioth Aharonoth:
    2 Moses st.
    Tel-Aviv
    Israel
    Fax: +972-3-608-25-46

    Ha’aretz (English edition):
    21 Schocken st.
    Tel-Aviv, 61001
    Israel
    Fax: +972-3-512-11-56
    e-mail: letters@haaretz.co.il

    Jerusalem Post:
    P.O. Box 81
    Jerusalem 91000
    Israel
    Fax: +972-2-538-95-27
    e-mail: news@jpost.co.il or letters@jpost.co.il

 
Petition to support Natan Blanc
20 May, 2013

Last week Natan Blanc was sentenced to an additional 28 days to military prison. New Profile, along with Amnesty International, War Resisters International, Yesh Gvul, Gush Shalom, and Connection have initiated a petition. Presently the petition is in English and German.

Please select a link to sign:

English version
German version

Please circulate to your wider lists.

 
Conscientious objector Natan Blanc sentenced to prison
April 17, 2013

Conscientious objector Natan Blanc sentenced to prison for the Ninth time for his refusal to join the Israeli Army.

Natan Blanc, 19 years old from Haifa, arrived, Wednesday, 17.4.2013, to the Induction Base in Tal-hashomer, where he again declared his refusal to serve in the Israeli Army. In 18.4.2013 he was sentenced to 20 days of imprisonment for his refusal, in the military prison No. 6 near Atlit.

Natan Blanc imprisoned for the eighth time
April 4, 2013

Natan Blanc has been imprisoned for the eighth time

Conscientious objector Natan Blanc sentenced to prison for the eightt time for his refusal to join the Israeli Army.

Natan Blanc, 19 years old from Haifa arrived, Tuseday, 2.4.2013, to the Induction Base in Tal-hashomer, where he again declared his refusal to serve in the Israeli Army. he was sentenced to 14 days of imprisonment for his refusal, in the military prison No. 6 near Atlit.

In his refusal declaration Natan Blanc wrote:

I began thinking about refusing to conscripted into the Israeli Army during the “Cast Lead” operation in 2008. The wave of aggressive militarism that swept the country then, the expressions of mutual hatred, and the vacuous talk about stamping out terror and creating a deterrent effect were the primary trigger for my refusal.

Today, after four years full of terror, without a political process [towards peace negotiations], and without quiet in Gaza and Sderot, it is clear that the Netanyahu Government, like that of his predecessor Olmert, is not interested in finding a solution to the existing situation, but rather in preserving it.

From their point of view, there is nothing wrong with our initiating a “Cast Lead” operation every three or four years (and then 3, 4,5 and 6): we will talk of deterrence, we will kill some terrorist, we will lose some civilians on both sides, and we will prepare the ground for a new generation full of hatred on both sides. As representatives of the people, members of the cabinet have no duty to present their vision for the futures of the country, and they can continue with this bloody cycle, with no end in sight.

But we, as citizens and human beings, have a moral duty to refuse to participate in this cynical game.

For more information see:
http://972mag.com/draft-resister-sent-back-to-prison-eight-sentences-130…
http://mondoweiss.net/2013/04/israeli-conscientious-objector.html
http://conscientiousobjectors.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/the-guardian-stor…

 
To military prison, instead of Gaza
November 19, 2012

Israeli Conscientious Objector Natan Blanc to be imprisoned this morning

Today, Monday November 19th, Natan Blanc, a 19 years old Israeli from old Haifa, will show up at the recruitment bureau, inform officers there of his refusal to serve in the IDF, and will likely be sent immediately to the military prison. His act of conscientious refusal is directly connected to the current situation and the army’s acts in Gaza. He took this decision even before hearing the terrible news of five women and four children being killed today by a single Israeli Air Force bomb:

I began thinking about refusing to join the Israeli Army during the ‘Cast Lead’ operation in 2008. The wave of aggressive militarism that swept the country then, the expressions of mutual hatred, and the vacuous talk about stamping out terror and creating a deterrent effect were the primary trigger for my refusal.

Today, after four years full of terror, without a political process [towards peace negotiations], and without quiet in Gaza and Sderot, it is clear that the Netanyahu Government, like that of his predecessor Olmert, is not interested in finding a solution to the existing situation, but rather in preserving it. From their point of view, there is nothing wrong with our initiating a ‘Cast Lead 2’ operation every three or four years (and then 3, 4,5 and 6): we will talk of deterrence, we will kill some terrorist, we will lose some civilians on both sides, and we will prepare the ground for a new generation full of hatred on both sides.

As representatives of the people, members of the cabinet have no duty to present their vision for the futures of the country, and they can continue with this bloody cycle, with no end in sight. But we, as citizens and human beings, have a moral duty to refuse to participate in this cynical game. That is why I have decided to refuse to be inducted into the Israeli Army on the date of my call-up order, November 19, 2012.

—Natan Blanc

 
Peretz Kidron Memorial
November 11, 2012

Dear Friend,

On Friday 9/11 at 15:00 we will assemble at the Kiryat Anavim cemetery to commemorate one year since Peretz Kidron’s passing. Peretz was a dedicated peace and human rights activist, and a veteran member of Yesh Gvul.
Afterward we will meet at the Bustan Abu Gosh restaurant.

Please see these links for more info on Peretz, a dedicated peace and human rights activist: Facebook Page

Best Wishes
Yesh Gvul

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