This morning, I was scanning Twitter, and stumbled across this odd tweet from the IDF Spokesperson. #Balloons are more than just toys. #IDF soldiers use them to stop #terrorist activity on #Gaza border https://t.co/2z1VKhs3na — […]
Category: IDF & Refusal to Serve
“Nonviolence, Dissidence and the Occupation.” A Public Talk at Kehilla Community Synagogue
As the final event in my Bay Area speaking tour this past month, I had the privilege of talking at the amazing Kehilla Community Synagogue in Oakland, CA. I wanted to share the video of […]
Why I Refuse[d]: On God/Love, Nonviolence and Israel’s Military Occupation of the Palestinian Territories.
Originally posted on The Leftern Wall:
اقراوا الرسالة بالعربية לקרוא את המכתב בעברית My name is Moriel Zachariah Rothman. I am…
Udi Segal, 19, refuses to serve in the army and is sent to jail (July Story Journal)
[Co-written,interviewed, filmed and edited with the indomitable Yuval Orr; originally published in +972 Magazine] For the past month, the news in Israel/Palestine has been filled with reports ofmore and more people killed, the vast majority […]
“And if I’m a Leftist and an Arab? Double Death?” (July Story Journal)
Tonight I went to an event organized by Breaking the Silence. People read testimonies from Gaza. The first testimony told about how, during Cast Led, three civilians were killed in a mission. The commander said: […]
How can you tell that the Refuseniks are scaring the system?
[A version of this piece was published in +972 Magazine] This week, a group of 50+ Israeli high schools students and youth penned a letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu declaring their refusal to enlist in […]
The Next Times Someone Asks Me Why I Didn’t Do a “Nonviolent” Task in the Army:
I will refer them to the following advertisement, made by the army: (As an updated contribution to the two-year dialogue I had with myself about this and more).
Sojourners Magazine – Confessions of a Violent Peacemaker (by Moriel Rothman)
Forward: This is the first piece of mine to have been published in a major American magazine. It seems fitting that this milestone was marked in the pages of Sojourners, a magazine with a robust […]
A Killing, Prawer Pushback, Druze Refusal & Open[ed] Hillel: Four Stories from This Week
A Killing (An Awful Story) This past weekend, a small kid was nationalistically murdered. Which is to say: This past weekend, Wajih Wajdi al-Ramahi, a 14-year old Palestinian boy from the Jalazun refugee camp near […]
Mennonite World Review: Israeli Conscientious Objector Lives by Example
By Ryan Rodrick Beiler for Mennonite World Review Exactly 20 years ago, when I registered with the Selective Service System, I wrote in the application’s margin: “I am a conscientious objector to participation in war […]