Young Israelis Support Palestinians

Israeli young people fight against occupation of Palestinian territory. Some are refusing compulsory military service for both girls and boys, like Dafna Rothstein Landman who decided at age 15 not to join.[i] She participated in Palestinian demonstrations on the West Bank and speaks out against the way “the Army perpetuates an ideal of male violence” in Israel. Other teens signed a letter in 2014 refusing military service addressed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Many Cartner, age 16, wrote, “My refusal is a way of expressing my opposition to the wrongs done daily in our name and through us.”

[i] Sarah Lazare, “Israel Youth: ‘We Refuse to Serve in the Occupation Army,” We are Not Your Soldiers!, March 25, 2014.

Sarah Lazare, “Israel Youth: ‘We Refuse to Serve in the Occupation Army,” We are Not Your Soldiers!, March 25, 2014.

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