lunedì, gennaio 12, 2009

Sometimes the only hope left is in a handful of ostinatedly strongminded people...

Ricevo e inoltro (sul blog).
non mando mai email a catena, ma per una volta forse faro' un'eccezione.
Cari,

Se credete nella Pace vi prego di sostenere questo movimento. Cliccando sul video,che vi invito a guardare, potrete inviare una lettera di protesta al governo israeliano per sostenere la scelta antimilitarista di questi ragazzi.

Un abbraccio.

Dear Alessandra,

This is it. The Shministim Day of Action is Thursday December 18th - thank you for joining Israel's young conscientious objectors as they present their case to Israel and to the world. It's our last chance to make sure they have support from everyone who cares about peace. Is there anyone you haven't shared their story with yet? Please, click here.

This is your last chance to support the Shministim before the December 18th Day of Action. Please, hear their plea and do what you can.

Tamar Katz, one of the Shministim, was planning to write one last note to Jewish Voice for Peace supporters to ask for your help. But when she refused to put on the Israeli military uniform, she was put in solitary confinement. No phone calls, no contact, not even access to the most basic hygiene. Tamar is just 19 years old. In her own words:

"I am not willing to become one of those holding the gun pointed indiscriminately at Palestinian civilians, and I do not believe that such actions could bring any change except ever more antagonism and violence in our region."

This is the last time we will write to you about the Shministim - and it's your last chance to spread the word. Please, I urge you to support these amazing, courageous, peaceful young people. They are our hope. They are the future. They need to know we are here for them. And if I haven't convinced you, then take a look at the video they've created. It's worth your two minutes.

Alessandra, quite honestly, our campaign to support the Shministim is the most meaningful work I've had the opportunity to support in a long time. They give me such hope. I hope they give you hope too, and that you acknowledge their gift of hope by doing as much as you can to help them.

Thank you,

Sydney Levy Jewish Voice for Peace

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