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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.


A moving collection of rarely-heard stories from Israelis who have resisted conflict, from the conflict with Lebanon up to the present situation with Palestine

About the Author

Peretz Kidron is a freelance journalist, broadcaster and writer.

Table of Contents

Foreword - Susan Sontag

Introduction: Israel's Refusnik Movement - Peretz Kidron

The Early Refuseniks

Balance - Yitzhak Laor

Saying 'no' loudly and clearly - Ishai Menuchin

An artist at Ansar - Zvi Goldstein

Discovering the Palestinians - Mike Levine

In solidarity with the almond trees - Peretz Kidron

The First Intifada

I'm no martyr - Hanoch Livneh

Whatever the price - Rami Hasson

The problem is in Jewish society - Menahem Hefetz

Refusal to Collaborate - Dudu Palma

I am an Arab Jew - Meir Amor

Father and son: refuseniks - Carlos and Amit Levinhoff

Spiral of evil - Stephen Langfur

The limit is human life - David Ovadia

The privilege of saying 'No!' - Adi Ofir

Silences that cry out - Doron Vilner

Benighted fanticism - Nitzan Levy

A typical 'NO' poem - Nathan Zach

A policy that demeans my country - Shaul Schwartz

The refusenik answers the writer - Mario Weinstein in correspondence with Yizhar Smilansky

On the festival of freedom I waive my freedom - Dubi Hayun

No to 'Always at Command' - Danny Zamir

'You don't have to do anything wicked' - Daniel Padnes

Decent people don't shoot children - Itamar Pitovsky

I owe my children at least one refusal - Dan Sagir

The Philosophy of Selective Refusal - Peretz Kidron

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 - Uri Yaakovi

Militarism and racism have reached a fascist level - Haggai Matar

I am a prisoner, yet free - David Haham- Herson

A violent and racist society - Itamar Shahar

Statements by Jailed Reservists

Vile injustice - David Enoch

The red line - Michael Sfard

Collaboration makes me a criminal - Ro'i Kozlovsky

A cause which is not mine - Alex Lyakas

An enormous 'black flag' - Avner Kochavi

A letter to the commander of Battalion 719 - Ehud Shem Tuv

I killed three innocent civilians - Idan Kaspari

The shattered dream - Omry Yeshurun

The IDF teaches that it's okay to molest an Arab - Ishai Sgi

Black Flag - Itai Haviv

Three exercises in refusal - Ishai Rosen-Zvi

Is Marwan Barghouti yur uncle - Itai Ryb

Why am I mad at the IDF? - Ron Gerlitz

Closing Statements

My reply to the General - Yigal Bronner

Israel today is like a prison - Martin Kaminar

List of Addresses

Product Details

Israel's Soldiers of Conscience
Kidron, Peretz
Preface by:
Sontag, Susan
Sontag, Susan
Kidron, Peretz
Kidron, Peretz
Sontag, Susan
Sontag, Susan
Zed Books
Middle East - Israel
Modern - 20th Century
Middle East - General
Military - Other
Conscientious objectors
World - General
World History-Middle East
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
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Half-Tones, Notes
8.5 x 5.44 x 0.4 in

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