Life in Israel: Interview with an Israeli Against the War (IDF Refusenik)

With the current attack on Gaza by the Israeli Defense Force – Operation Pillar of Cloud – the hatred of Palestinians by some Israelis is emerging.

This reminded me of an interview I did with an Israeli Rotem Dan Moore in 2009.

At the time Israeli Defence Forces were attacking Palestine in an operation called Operation Cast Lead.

Rotem lives in Jerusalem and opposes the war on Gaza, he even spent time in jail because he refused to take part in the compulsory military service that young Israelis must do.

I produced an audio package in 2 parts which includes some actuality from within Gaza.

Part I begins with Rotem describing the location of the Gaza Strip and other communities of Palestinians :

Or download here: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/31119

Part II begins with a discussion about the anger Israelis seem to have towards Israel:

Or download here http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/31140

Detailed  information on IDF Refuseniks can be found on Wikipedia.

Israelis continue to resist the war and refuse to serve in the military, today there is news of Nathan Blanc who is likely to have been imprisoned due to his refusal to serve in the IDF.

To military prison, instead of Gaza – Conscientious Objector Natan Blanc to be imprisoned this morning

Meanwhile the bombing continues. I’m compiling a list of sources for news on the attack on Gaza and will update as I come across more.

Founded in 2001 Electronic Intifada is an independent online news publication and educational resource focusing on Palestine, its people, politics, culture and place in the world. http://electronicintifada.net/news

Gaza: They Have Names by Felicity Arbuthnot + Death Toll Mounts In Gaza

Top 10 Myths About the Israeli Attack on Gaza

Democracynow.org (USA) – excellent in-depth reporting
http://www.democracynow.org/search?query=gaza&commit=Search

Harry Fear, an independent journalist based in Gaza with a very good livestream
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/operation-pillar-of-cloud

 

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