War Resisters' International was informed by New Profile that the Israelian CO Ariel Levin, 18, has been ordered to report at the military central induction base for conscription this Sunday (12 August). He intends to refuse conscription and is therefore almost certainly likely to be imprisoned on that date.In a statement made recently to explain the motives of his objection, Ariel Levin wrote:
'I was born and raised in South Africa during the apartheid regime. The repression of the blacks which I witnessed during that period , became a basis for my humane and non-violent ideals today.Today, after 8 years of living in Israel and studying Israeli history I have come to realize that the Israeli army practices inhumane and violent tactics on its way to peace.
Therefore I am not willing to take any part whatsoever or contribute in any way to the Israeli army or any army (I do not believe in using any sort of violence in order to achieve any goal)'
War Resisters' International will update you on developments in Ariel's case as we learn of them.
LIST OF ADDRESSES FOR SENDING APPEALS:
Commander of Military Prison No. 4, Military Prison No. 4, Military postal number 02507, IDF Israel. Fax: +972-3-957-52-76
Commander of Military Prison No. 6, Military Prison No. 6, Military postal number 03734, IDF Israel. Fax: +972-4-869-28-84
Military Attorney General, Military postal number 9605, IDF, Israel. Fax: +972-3-569-43-70
Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz, IDF Chief of Staff, Ha-Qirya, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Fax: +972-3-569-55-94
Mr. Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Minister of Defence, Ministry of Defence, 37 Kaplan st., Tel-Aviv 61909, Israel. e-mail: email@example.com Fax: +972-3-696-27-57 / +972-3-691-69-40 / +972-3-691-79-15
Mr. Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister Prime Ministers' Office, Qiriat David Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem, Israel. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: +972-2-566-48-38 / +972-2-651-26-31
Also, please send copies of your appeals to media and, for those of you who live outside Israel, to your local Israeli embassies and consulates.
Addresses of Israeli media:
- Ma'ariv: 2 Karlibach st. Tel-Aviv 67132 Israel Fax: +972-3-561-06-14 e-mail: email@example.com
- Yedioth Aharonoth: 2 Moses st. Tel-Aviv Israel Fax: +972-3-608-25-46
- Ha'aretz (Hebrew): 21 Schocken st. Tel-Aviv, 61001 Israel Fax: +972-3-681-00-12
- Ha'aretz (English edition): 21 Schocken st. Tel-Aviv, 61001 Israel Fax: +972-3-512-11-56 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jerusalem Post: POB 81 Jerusalem 91000 Israel Fax: +972-2-538-95-27 e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jerusalem Report: Fax: +972-2-537-94-89
- Radio (fax numbers): Kol-Israel +972-2-531-33-15 and +972-3-694-47-09 Galei Tzahal +972-3-512-67-20
- Television (fax numbers): Channel 1 +972-2-530-15-36 Channel 2 +972-2-533-98-09