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    ... From: Gush Shalom (Israeli Peace Bloc) To: Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 2:16 PM
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2003
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Gush Shalom (Israeli Peace Bloc)" <info@...>
      To: <gush-shalom-intl@...-shalom.org>
      Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 2:16 PM
      Subject: [GushShalom] Support for the pilots starts coming + more upcoming

      > GUSH SHALOM pob 3322, Tel-Aviv 61033 www.gush-shalom.org
      > Our vigil in front of the Defence Ministry yesterday provided the first
      > support for the 27 pilots visible on Israeli TV.
      > With the government-led media campaign against the group of 27 we
      > had expected that there would be some hostile reactions from the
      > street. But it is remarkable how many positive honking and waiving we
      > also got.
      > Among the following forwarded messages is the one about another act
      > of support being prepared - a petition of lecturers and students, and the
      > statement of General (ret.) Amos Lapidot.
      > Today's new target of the hate-campaigners is the appeal to the
      > Supreme Court about the Shehadeh assassination war crime - see
      > also below. (Deputy education minister Zvi Hendel suggests to expell
      > the books of the participating writers from the school curriculum.)
      > [] Evening in Solidarity with Mordechai Vanunu - 1.11.03
      > [] Petition in support of the 27 pilots
      > [] Statement of former IAF commander General (ret.) Amos Lapidot
      > [] Petition of women against the Wall
      > [] The Shehadeh assassination war crime appeal
      > [] Refuser Solidarity Network September Newsletter
      > [] Evening in Solidarity with Mordechai Vanunu - 1.11.03
      > ------- Forwarded message follows -------
      > Date sent: Sun, 28 Sep 2003 15:55:21 +0200
      > From: rayna moss <legalese@...>
      > An Evening in Solidarity with Mordechai Vanunu
      > A solidarity event marking the 17th anniversary of Mordechai Vanunu's
      > kidnapping and imprisonment by Israel.
      > October 1, 2003, at Salon Mazal, Simta Almonit 3 (entrance from King
      > George St), 8:00 p.m.
      > Lecture: The History of the Atom Bomb - Akiva Orr, physicist and
      > antinuclear activist Film: Israel's Secret Weapon, BBC documentary
      > (2003)
      > - English, no translation Discussion
      > Information: Rayna Moss, 051-368236
      > [] Petition in support of the 27 pilots
      > ------- Forwarded message follows -------
      > From: "Anat Biletzki" <anatbi@...>
      > Date sent: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 03:06:12 +0200
      > Hello All,
      > (...)
      > The following is a statement drafted in support of the pilots' statement.
      > {No English version.]
      > Those who agree with the statement and wish to sign should urgently
      > send their name, title, and university affiliation to one of the
      > (Also for receiving attachment with the Hebrew text.)
      > hasan@...
      > shulman@...
      > msyonata@...
      > tzfati@...
      > edit@...
      > Lehitra'ot,
      > Anat
      > --------------------------------------------------------
      > H A K A M P U S L O S H O T E K
      > -------------------------------------------------------
      > [] Statement of former IAF commander General (ret.) Amos Lapidot
      > General (ret.) Amos Lapidot, commander of the Israeli Air Force from
      > '82 to '87 expressed mild criticism and a lot of sympathy with the
      > refuser pilots in an interview in Yediot Aharonot of today.
      > "I understand the protest of the refusers. Their protest is not against
      > the Air Force but against those who give the orders and define the
      > policy which leads us nowhere. I share the view of the refusers that the
      > occupation is increasingly corrupting our people. Professor Yeshayahu
      > Leibowitz said it already 36 years ago, and now everybody with eyes in
      > its head could see it. Just look at the violent behavior of drivers at the
      > Israeli roads. I think that the refusers took an unwise step, since a
      > in the Air Force is a volunteer anyway and nobody could force him to
      > fly. What should have done is collectively resign from the Air Force.
      > About the liquidations: I think that when there is a ticking bomb,
      > somebody who is about to commit a suicide bombing or participate in
      > it, it is justified to kill him but the policy makers should look further
      > ahead. We are not enough sensitive and aware of what we are doing to
      > the other side. We have to recognize that the Oslo agreement failed
      > not only because of them but also because of us. We should create a
      > horizon of hope and start immediately with dismantling the settlements.
      > (Yediot Aharonot, Sept. 30, on page 7, in "I understand the refusers.
      > We should stop the occupation" by Yigal Mosko & Yossi Yehoshua -
      > together with statements of several other former IAF commanders who
      > were against.)
      > --
      > Send the pilots your letter of support
      > mailto:info@...
      > --
      > [] Petition of women against the Wall
      > ------- Forwarded message follows -------
      > From: <tsilligoldenberg@...>
      > To: Gush Shalom info@...
      > Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 5:55 PM
      > Subject: women against wall- tsilli
      > Only a border on the "Green Line" between Israel and Palestine will
      > bring peace and security
      > To: Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Fax: 02-6705475
      > The Prime Minister's Office
      > Building 3, Kaplan Street 3
      > Jerusalem 91919 1st October, 2003
      > Mr. Prime Minister!
      > You promised peace and security but you have failed. Peace has not
      > come. We have known no security for the three years of your time in
      > power. We have only known terror, killing and destruction - 800 of our
      > citizens have been killed, families devastated and thousands of people
      > injured. Every single opportunity for peace has been destroyed by you
      > in acts of revenge. You have not entered into peace negotiations, but
      > only tried to use military force. The way you have chosen has been to
      > lure us into war.
      > We, citizens of Israel, accuse you of being guilty of ruining the peace
      > process and of a policy of violence and illegal activities against the
      > Palestinians. The bombs, the assassinations, the killings, the
      > demolition of houses, collective punishment, checkpoints, closures
      > and curfews have only increased the suicide bombings in our streets.
      > Leaving us abandoned with no hope.
      > Today a Separation Fence is being built which is supposed to bring
      > security. At the beginning it was proposed to be built on the Green
      > Line. Under the guise of a so-called Security Plan, and with no
      > opportunity for public debate, the Fence has become a strategy by
      > which 50% of Palestinian West Bank land is being expropriated. It has
      > become a means of annexing settlements into Israel in a deceitful
      > infringement of international law. One and a half million Palestinians,
      > denied their rights and left with no income, will be locked into cantons
      > and camps, as Israel closes them off with walls on the east, north,
      > west and south. (See the attached map.) This is a program of
      > annexation which will bring us neither peace nor security. You are
      > using a policy based on deceit, in a pattern of behaviour which we are
      > familiar with from the past. The route of the fence you are building over
      > approx. 700 kms (more than double the length of the Green Line there),
      > reveals you are not in the least interested in a negotiated border
      > between Israel and Palestine. Your only interest is victory by means of
      > Occupation and shedding of blood. In your time in power as prime
      > minister, there will never be peace.
      > We do not agree to take part in or to permit the annexations by the
      > Wall which you are building and which go against all principles of
      > justice, morality and law and which harms both Palestinians and
      > Israelis. We do not agree that in our name parents are being
      > separated from their children, pregnant women from their hospitals,
      > farmers from their land and students from their schools and
      > universities. We do not agree to be hostages in the hands of settlers
      > who number only 3% of Israel's population. Nor do we agree to be
      > partners in an economic policy which is stealing bread from the elderly,
      > children, single mothers, the sick and the handicapped for the sake of
      > building this wall of annexation, settlement and war. We refuse to be
      > partners in this disgraceful crime on both nations which you are
      > committing. In this reality which you are intentionally and deliberately
      > creating, anyone with conscience cannot live here anymore. No walls
      > and no fences will bring peace or security. That will only be achieved
      > by the evacuation of settlements, the end of Occupation and the return
      > of Israel to within the borders of the Green Line.
      > Signed:
      > Bat Shalom and others, including Women Against the Wall:
      > Tsilli Goldenberg, Nurit Steinfeld, Ofra Ben-Arzi, Rivka Merhav, Angela
      > Godfrey-Goldstein
      > JOIN US
      > We, Women Against the Wall, call on all citizens of Israel to join us
      > and sign this letter, by sending your name to
      > tsilligoldenberg@...
      > with the subject of "Women Against the Wall" so that your email is
      > easily identifiable from spam!!
      > Or by telephone to Tsilli: 056-403429
      > Protest against the wall
      > Thursday, 2 october, 2003, at 15:00 at the prime minister's office,
      > hakirya, jerusalem.
      > We will hand the above letter to the prime minister and demand the
      > immediate halt of the construction of the "separation fence".
      > We invite all men and women to protest with us.
      > For additional information contact:
      > Tsilli 056-403429
      > [] The Shehadeh assassination war crime appeal
      > ------- Forwarded message follows -------
      > From: "peretz kidron" <cherryk@...>
      > Date sent: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 08:43:27 +0200
      > Dear friend,
      > Yesh Gvul, in association with a group of Israeli intellectuals, is
      > submitting a petition to the Supreme Court, requesting that the Court
      > direct the state's legal authorities to launch a criminal investigation
      > into the deaths of 14 innocent civilians who died when an Israeli plane
      > dropped a one-ton bomb on a residential district in Gaza, with the aim
      > of killing senior Hamas leader Salah Shehadeh.
      > The petition was submitted after both the army's chief prosecutor, and
      > government chief attorney Elyakim Rubinstein, turned down Yesh Gvul
      > requests for an inquiry to be held. The intellectuals associated with
      > the petition are authors Izhar Smilansky, Sami Michael, Ronit Matalon
      > and poet Natan Zach.
      > Yesh Gvul regards the petition as one final effort to induce Israel's
      > legal and judicial system to face up to its responsibilities in relation
      > to suspected war crimes by Israel's armed forces. In the words of the
      > petition: "...This is the last stop of the law-enforcement train before
      > it goes beyond the national borders." If the Supreme Court fails to
      > offer due recourse, Yesh Gvul will seek ways of submitting the matter
      > to non-Israeli tribunals in countries whose laws allow for such cases to
      > be adjudicated.
      > Internet links on the Supreme Court petition
      > y-net (hebrew)
      > http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-2772397,00.html
      > maariv (hebrew)
      > http://images.maariv.co.il/channels/1/ART/548/713.html
      > haaretz hebrew
      > http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/pages/ShArtPE.jhtml?itemNo=345500&
      > contra
      > ssID=2&subContrassID=1&sbSubContrassID=0 haaretz english
      > http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/345223.html Yesh Gvul has
      > launched
      > an appeal for funds to help cover the legal costs incurred through the
      > Supreme Court petition. Contributions (cheques to "Yesh Gvul") can
      > be sent to Yesh Gvul, POB 6953, Jerusalem 91068, Israel.
      > US residents who wish to make a tax-deductible donation can send
      > checks (made out to "Eschaton/Yesh Gvul") to:
      > Eschaton Foundation
      > 515 Broadway
      > Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA
      > [] Refuser Solidarity Network September Newsletter
      > ------- Forwarded message follows -------
      > From: Steven Feuerstein <steven@...>
      > Date sent: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 09:28:32 -0700 (PDT)
      > Dear Supporters of the Refuser Movement,
      > We hope this message finds you well.
      > The newsletter can always be read on our website at:
      > http://www.refusersolidarity.net/default.asp?content=rsn_fall_letter
      > Sincerely,
      > The Refuser Solidarity Network
      > {HYPERLINK "mailto:info@..."}
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