We are a group of Israeli 18-year-olds at a crossroads. The Israeli state is demanding our conscription into the military. Allegedly, a defense force which is supposed to safeguard the existence of the State of Israel. In reality, the goal of the Israeli military is not to defend itself from hostile militaries, but to exercise control over a civilian population. In other words, our conscription to the Israeli military has political context and implications. It has implications, first and foremost on the lives of the Palestinian people who have lived under violent occupation for 72 years. Indeed, the Zionist policy of brutal violence towards and expulsion of Palestinians from their homes and lands began in 1948 and has not stopped since. The occupation is also poisoning Israeli society–it is violent, militaristic, oppressive, and chauvinistic. It is our duty to oppose this destructive reality by uniting our struggles and refusing to serve these violent systems–chief among them the military. Our refusal to enlist to the military is not an act of turning our backs on Israeli society. On the contrary, our refusal is an act of taking responsibility over our actions and their repercussions.

Imagine if reports of riots in Soweto against Apartheid never mentioned Apartheid but only concentrated on the violence of the youths or the loss of life and property caused by militant blacks. This is what we are being treated to today in Western media reports from Palestine.

Haaretz, Jun.24, 2020

Rehavam Ze’evi’s reputation, on the other hand, has been quite tarnished and deservedly so, yet no one has dared lift a finger to put a stop to all the commemorations of him – bridges, highways, promenades, streets, squares, settlements and even an annual race. His name should have been blotted out long ago, but there’s no protest movement to lead this effort.

Haaretz, Jan 2, 2021

“Burg writes that he no longer considers himself as belonging to the Jewish nationality. He adds that his conscience does not allow him to be classified as a member of that nation, because it implies “belonging to the group of the masters.

15 Gen 2021

Per la prima volta, B’Tselem, la più grande organizzazione israeliana per i diritti umani, conferma ciò che studiosi palestinesi e sudafricani affermano da anni: Israele è un regime di apartheid, tanto nei Territori palestinesi occupati come all'interno di Israele.