OHCHR publishes guide to conscientious objection UN human rights agency publishes guide to Conscientious Objection. PDF available at War Resisters International link above.
A handful of Israeli teenagers go to prison every year because they refuse to serve in their country’s army on grounds of conscience. Nineteen-year old Natan Blanc from Haifa has been through this seven times in four months. Blanc says he will not participate in human rights violations against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. HeContinue reading Conscript facing jail again for refusing to go against his conscience
http://www.wri-irg.org/node/21080 Israeli conscientious objector Natan Blanc has just been imprisoned – for the fifth time. 19-years-old, from Haifa, Natan Blanc declared his refusal to serve in the Israeli Army for the fifth time on 21st January. He was sentenced to 20 days’ imprisonment for his refusal.
Amnesty International Israel calls for the release of conscientious objector Natan Blanc Read CEO Jonathan Ger’s letter to Israeli Minister of Defence Ehud Barak
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=267435 IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz calls for more ultra-Orthodox Jews to enlist in the army and say that he seeks “equality of service” among all Israeli citizens.
Noam Gur, a young Israeli conscientious objector, was sentenced Monday afternoon to 10 days in military prison. Once released, Gur is likely to be ordered to enlist again – and sent again to prison, the process repeating itself several times before she is ultimately released.