Sat, 27 Jan 2001 01:27:49 +0100
globe_l: objecteurs de conscience israÈliens
Toujours en anglais, dÈsolÈ...
Sergeiy Sandler a Ècrit :
> Dear friends,
> After many delays (caused mainly by the military authorities), and
> after the Israeli army refused to recognize pacifist Yinnon Hiller as
> a conscientious objector to military service, we have finally filed an
> appeal to the High Court of Justice on his behalf. If successful, this
> appeal will be a groundbreaking precedent, allowing other COs to
> follow. Yinnon's lawyers believe the chances of the appeal to succeed
> are very good.
> Pasted below is a press release that we (the New Profile Movement)
> have issued for the occasion. We apologize if any of you has already
> received this file before. Note, that the issue of discrimination
> relative to Jewish religious college ('Yeshiva') students, emphasized
> in the press release, is not such a major issue in the appeal itself.
> We stressed this particular point, because the exemption granted to
> Yeshiva students is now a matter of heated public debate in Israel,
> and is currently receiving very extensive media coverage.
> Thank you once more for all your assistance and support. What we would
> ask you to do now is to try having your local press cover this issue,
> and most important of all - keep your fingers crossed!
> All the best,
> Sergeiy Sandler - Conscientious Objectors in Israel & New Profile
> New Profile - Movement for the Civil-ization of Israeli Society
> Press Release
> December 6, 2000
> CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR APPEALS TO HIGH COURT AGAINST DISCRIMINATION
> RELATIVE TO YESHIVA STUDENTS
> On Sunday, December 3, 2000, conscientious objector Yinnon
> Hillerappealed to the High Court of Justice ('Bagatz'), through
> AttorneysKabiri-Nevo-Keidar, to exempt him from military service on
> grounds ofconscience. If approved, this appeal will constitute
> an HISTORIC PRECEDENT- a first ever ruling by the High Court obliging
> the Ministerof Defence to exempt a candidate for service based on the
> right tofreedom of conscience.
> Yinnon Hiller, a 19 year old pacifist, from Kibbutz Ha-ogen, was only
> 16when he first declared his refusal to serve in the military due to
> aworld view based on tolerance, anti-racism and thorough non-violence.
> Among other things, Hiller claims discrimination relative to
> yeshivastudents whose religious study is recognized as their
> avocation. Theyare exempted en masse from military service due to a
> lifestyle andbeliefs which rule out such service. Military service in
> any form isruled out by Yinnon Hiller's lifestyle and beliefs too, but
> the IDF hasrefused to exempt him. In civilized democracies
> conscientious objectorsare routinely exempted from service, but
> Israeli army authorities, andamong them a body titled the 'Conscience
> Committee', instead subjectedHiller to a saga of bureaucratic abuse,
> including apparentfalsifications of the truth.
> If the appeal is approved, Yinnon Hiller plans to keep up the
> intensivevoluntary work to which he has dedicated the past
> year. Yinnon's lawyers,Attorney Ori Keidar and Attorney Zivan
> Tobby-Alimi, have assessed thechances of the appeal as very good.
> New Profile - Movement for the Civil-ization of Israeli society calls
> onIsraeli authorities to recognize the right of EVERY person to
> freedom ofconscience, including the right to conscientious objection
> to militaryservice.
> For details contact:
> Attorney Ori Keidar - Tel: ++972-2-5667711
> Deux autres contacts plus militants Ètaient indiquÈs. Par sÈcuritÈ, je
> les ai supprimÈs. Que les gens intÈressÈs m'envoient un mail.
G L O B E
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