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Yesh Gvul (Campaigning against the occupation by backing soldiers who refuse) associates include Zeev Sternhell, Yossi Dahan, Ilana Hammerman

Dr. Yossi Dahan, Lecturer in the Academic Center of Law & Business and heads the Human Rights Division. http://www.clb.ac.il/english/lectures/dahan.htm
Dr. Ilana Hammerman-Nieraad, teacher of general and comparative Literature, Hebrew University http://www.huji.ac.il/dataj/controller/ihoker/MOP-STAFF_LINK?sno=120092200&Save_t=
Dr. Yehuda Meltzer, Philosophy, ex-teacher at Tel Aviv University
Prof. Zeev Sternhell, Department of Political Science, Hebrew University http://politics.huji.ac.il/faculty_one.asp?id=205



Yeshayahu Leibowitz Prize 2009 - 30/11 , Tel Aviv

Prof. Yeshayahu Leibowitz - If he were alive, what would he say about operation "Cast Lead", and the ensuing Goldstone report?

Following the Qibya raid in 1953, in which the number of innocent civilians slain was not even a tenth of the number of innocent civilians slain in Gaza ! - Leibowitz shouted out the compelling question:

"Where did we get such youths, who sense no moral impediment to committing the atrocity, when given an internal or external impetus to retaliate?"

Leibowitz is no longer with us, and we cannot determine his reaction to recent events. But in these dark times, we, those who cherish his memory, will commemorate his legacy by awarding the Leibowitz Prize, for public activism in the spirit of his political and philosophical teaching.

The prize committe (Dr. Yossi Dahan, Dr. Ilana Hammerman, Dr. Yehuda Meltzer, Prof. Zeev Sternhell, Mr. Mordechai Zeldon) has awarded the prize to :

Alice Shalvi (educator,recipient of the Israel prize)
Rabbi Arik Ascherman (Director of Rabbis for Human Rights).

We invite you to the awarding ceremony, to take place on Monday, 30/11/09, at 20:30, at Tzavta (Ibn Gvirol street, Tel-Aviv)

Best Wishes

Yesh Gvul


טקס חלוקת פרס ע"ש פרופ' ישעיהו ליבוביץ - 30.11 בצוותא

אנא הפיצו, אנא בואו לחלוק כבוד לכלת הפרס ולחתן הפרס

תנועת יש גבול


פרופ' ישעיהו ליבוביץ – אילו חי עמנו היום, מה היה אומר על מבצע "עופרת יצוקה" ועל דו"ח גולדסטון שבא בעקבותיו ?

בעקבות הפשיטה על קיביה ב-1953 – שמספר ההרוגים החפים מפשע בה לא הגיע לעשירית ממניין האזרחים הפלסטינים שנהרגו בעזה ! - לייבוביץ זעק את השאלה הנוקבת:
"מאין בא לנו הנוער הזה, שלא חש מעצור ומניעה נפשית לבצע בידיו את הזוועה, כשניתן לו הדחף הפנימי או החיצוני למעשה-תגמול ?"

ליבוביץ איננו, ולא נוכל לדעת איך היה מגיב על האירועים האחרונים. אולם בימים קודרים אלה, אנו שמוקירים את זכרו, ננציח את מורשתו בהענקת פרסים על שמו, בעבור פעילות ציבורית ברוח משנתו הציבורית וההגותית.

ועדת הפרס (בהרכב: ד"ר יוסי דהן, ד"ר אילנה המרמן, מר מרדכי זלדון, ד"ר יהודה מלצר, פרופ. זאב שטרנהל) העניקה את הפרס ל:

פרופ' אליס שלוי (כלת פרס ישראל)
ולרב אריק אשרמן (מנכ"ל שומרי משפט – רבנים למען זכויות אדם)

תנועת "יש גבול" מזמינה את הציבור לטקס הענקת הפרסים אשר ייערך במועדון צוותא, ב- 30 בנובמבר, בשעה 20:30


Yesh Gvul (There is a limit) is an Israeli peace group campaigning against the occupation by backing soldiers who refuse duties of a repressive or aggressive nature. The brutal role of the Israeli army in subjugating the Palestinian population places numerous servicemen in a grave moral and political dilemma, as they are required to enforce policies they deem illegal, immoral and ultimately harmful to Israeli interests. The army hierarchy demands compliance, but many soldiers, whether conscripts or reservists, find that they cannot in good conscience obey the orders of their superiors.
Yesh Gvul arose in response to the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, as growing numbers of soldiers grasped that the campaign, with its bloodshed and havoc, was an act of naked and futile aggression in which they wanted no part.
168 servicemen were jailed, some repeatedly, for refusing to serve in the campaign: the actual number of refusals was far greater, but their rising numbers deterred the army from prosecuting most of the refuseniks. The first Palestinian intifada in 1987 likewise prompted further refusals, with close on 200 jailed, though the army again backed down from jailing many of the recalcitrant soldiers, indicating that refusals were significantly more numerous. A notably high ratio of refuseniks are combat officers (ranking from sergeant to major) i.e. soldiers who have served with distinction.



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