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September 29, 2009

2009.09.29: 9/29-10/2: Israeli Draft Resisters in NYC

Filed under: Antiwar,International Human Rights,Palestine — nyclaw01 @ 1:35 pm

From: Torres, Azalia
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 1:35 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: 9/29-10/2: Israeli Draft Resisters in NYC

For the past week, Maya Wind and Netta Mishly, both from Israel, have been explaining why they refuse.  They refuse to rule over an occupied people.  They refuse to detain Palestinians without charge. They refuse to guard checkpoints, to enforce a siege, to usher in a humanitarian disaster.

Speaking to a room of 200 supporters and critics in Berkeley, these two women reminded them, “Your tax dollars are going toward our Occupation!” They gave their personal accounts of how they came to be  B – Israeli youth who have signed a letter stating their refusal to join the Israeli army.  This was not a decision they came to lightly as they knew they would pay a price – military prison.

You can learn why they paid that price, because they will be speaking at several locations in New York starting next week, Sept. 29 through October 2!

Help us publicize these events by forwarding this e-mail widely; you can also visit our tour website at where you can find out when the Shministim will be in other cities.  Don’t forget to pass the site along to your friends, family, coworkers, e-mail lists, and affiliated organizations.  The Why We Refuse Tour is a joint project of CODEPINK and Jewish Voice for Peace.

And, your generous support will help make this tour a vibrant success.  Can you make a donation to the tour and the Shministim?  Thank you for all the ways you support women’s voices in creating peace and justice in the Middle East. Email Nancy at

if you have questions or can volunteer to help at events.

We’ll see you there!

Onwards for Peace and Justice,

Nancy, Dana, Rae, Sydney, Ehud, CODEPINK, and Jewish Voice for Peace




See CODEPINK NYC’s other upcoming events here!
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Shministim in NY, 9/29-10/2

Tuesday, 9/29

►Cornell University
7 PM ♦ Lewis Auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall

►Columbia University
4 PM ♦ International Affairs Building Room 405

►Hunter College
7 PM ♦ Room TBA (Check here for updates)

Wednesday, 9/30

►Queens College
12 PM ♦ Room TBA (Check here for updates)

►Staten Island
7 PM ♦ Unitarian Church of Staten Island ♦ 312 Filmore St. at Clinton Ave.

Thursday, October 1

►NYC-DR Monthly Roundtable Breakfast
for Peacemakers
8 AM ♦ John Jay College of Criminal Justice ♦ 899 10th Ave., NYC ♦ Please RSVP to to ensure ample coffee

►Sarah Lawrence College
7:30 PM ♦ Titsworth Lecture Hall

Friday, October 2

►New York University

7:30 PM ♦ Kimmel Center KC 400 ♦ 60 Washington Sq. S.

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