Two courageous women from Israel will launched a nation-wide US speaking tour in September, 2009. Maya Wind and Netta Mishly refuse to rule over an occupied people. They refuse to contribute to a deadly cycle of violence with their neighbors. They refuse to confiscate land, to demolish homes, to detain Palestinians without charge. They refuse to guard checkpoints, to enforce a siege, to usher in a humanitarian disaster.
They have paid a price -military prison- for their refusal to be conscripted into the Israeli army; and they decided to pay this price while they were still in high school. Maya and Netta are among dozens of Shministim, Israeli youth who have signed a letter of refusal, many of whom have paid a similar price for following their principles.
Visit our tour website at www.WhyWeRefuse.org
. Here, you can learn more about Maya and Netta and the movement of which they are part. Help us publicize the events by forwarding this e-mail widely; and don't forget to pass our website along to friends, family, colleagues, affiliated groups, and e-mail lists. The Why We Refuse Tour is a joint project of CODEPINK and Jewish Voice for Peace, and is cosponsored by Global Exchange.
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.
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If you would like to plan a speaking event with Maya and Netta, please email Rae at locals [at] codepinkalert.org