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Thursday is Prisoners for peace day: support those who refuse to occupy

1st December is Prisoners for Peace Day: a chance to show solidarity with those imprisoned or their work for peace. Use this list to contact those currently in jail.

During November and December, Tamar Alon, Atalya Ben Abba and Tamar Ze'evi will refuse to conscript and serve the Israeli military occupation of Palestine. So this Prisoners for Peace Day we are also organising an international day of action with Mesarvot (a network of Israeli organisations, groups and individuals who support political conscientious objectors) when we declare: THEY REFUSE to serve the occupation, WE refuse to profit from it. Vigils will take place outside arms manufacturing facilities and other locations calling on governments to stop arming the Israeli occupation rather than profiting from it. Could you arrange an action near you? Contact mesarvot.im@gmail.com, and share the Facebook event.

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Release conscientious objectors Tamar Alon and Tamar Ze'evi

Country:
  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 7 Dec 2016
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Minister of Defence Avigdor Lieberman). You can add your own notes in a separate box after the standard text, if you wish. You must include a name, address, and email address; a copy will be sent to you with a cc to the WRI office (so we have a record of how many email letters have been sent out for this particular case).

Release conscientious objectors Tamar Alon and Tamar Ze'evi

Dear Avigdor Lieberman,

Tamar Alon and Tamar Ze'evi have been imprisoned for their refusal to join the Israeli military.

Tamar Alon and Tamar Ze'evi refuse to enlist in the Israeli Army based on beliefs and conscience. They claim their human right to conscientious objection, as guaranteed by Article 18 of the ICCPR. In a decision from January 2007, the United Nations Human Rights Committee recognised the right to conscientious objection as a legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, as guaranteed by Article 18 ICCPR.

ISRAEL: Tamar Alon and Tamar Zeevi imprisoned again!

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  • Israel
Alert:

Tamar Alon (left) and Tamar Ze'evi (right). Photos by Maya Rachlin and Yarden BoytnerTamar Alon (left) and Tamar Ze'evi (right). Photos by Maya Rachlin and Yarden BoytnerTamar Alon and Tamar Ze'evi, two conscientious objectors from Israel, were imprisoned again today. This is Alon and Ze'evi's second imprisonment following their declaration of refusal to serve in the occupation on November 16.

Refuse to Occupy - 1st December international day of action

During November and December three young Israeli women will refuse to conscript and serve the Israeli occupation. They would rather sit in prison than inflict military rule in the West Bank, and oppress Palestinians.

War Profiteer of the Month: RE/MAX

Ariel Gold, CodePink

RE/MAX, one of the world’s largest real estate companies, is contributing to the Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise. Denver based RE/MAX International oversees more than 100,000 franchises in over 100 countries across the world, including Israel. RE/MAX Israel sells homes in all of the major settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and even has an office in the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim.

Release conscientious objectors Tamar Alon and Tamar Ze'evi

Country:
  • Israel
Not sent after:
  • 23 Nov 2016
  • Use this form to send the letter below to the relevant authority (Minister of Defence Avigdor Lieberman). You can add your own notes in a separate box after the standard text, if you wish. You must include a name, address, and email address; a copy will be sent to you with a cc to the WRI office (so we have a record of how many email letters have been sent out for this particular case).

Release conscientious objectors Tamar Alon and Tamar Ze'evi

Dear Avigdor Lieberman,

Tamar Alon and Tamar Ze'evi have been imprisoned for their refusal to join the Israeli military.

Tamar Alon and Tamar Ze'evi refuse to enlist in the Israeli Army based on beliefs and conscience. They claim their human right to conscientious objection, as guaranteed by Article 18 of the ICCPR. In a decision from January 2007, the United Nations Human Rights Committee recognised the right to conscientious objection as a legitimate exercise of the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, as guaranteed by Article 18 ICCPR.

ISRAEL: Conscientious Objectors Tamar Alon and Tamar Ze'evi imprisoned

Country:
  • Israel
Alert:

Tamar Alon (left) and Tamar Ze'evi (right). Photos by Maya Rachlin and Yarden BoytnerTamar Alon (left) and Tamar Ze'evi (right). Photos by Maya Rachlin and Yarden BoytnerOn November 16, Tamar Ze'evi and Tamar Alon declared their refusal to serve in the occupation at the IDF’s Tel Hashomer induction base outside Tel Aviv. A military tribunal sentenced both to two days in prison the same day.

Tamar Alon

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel

My Name is Tamar Alon, I am 18 years old. On the 16th of November 2016, I intend to refuse to enlist in the IDF, and probably will be imprisoned for my actions. My civil duties I wish to fulfill in the national service.

Tamar Ze'evi

Activist:
Country:
  • Israel

My name is Tamar Ze'evi, I'm 19 years old and I’m from Jerusalem. I like hiking in Israel and in the world, and I’m interested in sustainability and education. On the 16/11/16, my supposed recruitment date, I will refuse to join the IDF, and choose to pay the price that the army demands that I would pay for my conscience. The choice not to enlist means to take responsibility for my actions and their meaning, drawing a moral line that I'm not willing to cross, and actively resisting a government and a policy that violates human rights and fueling

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