Sunday 4th April 2021 at 5.30pm (UK Time)
Jewish Network for Palestine, Israeli Committee against House Demolitions (UK), International Anti-Zionist Network UK, Jewish Voice for Labour, Javelin Media and the OBJECTOR Impact Project present a new film and a conversation with Israeli and Palestinian leaders who are helping shape a new generation of resistance to apartheid, militarism and inequality.
The phenomenon of conscientious objection to serving in the IDF of crucial importance - it is one of the only ways for young Israelis to have their say on the illegal occupation, Apartheid policies of Israel, and the war crimes committed by Israel. The Late Prof. Yeshayahu Leibowitz claimed that the moment when 2,000 objectors with refuse the draft, will bring the end of the occupation. We are still some way off this crucial number, but the number of objectors is growing. This new film is introducing the arguments through the eyes of one young and courageous woman.
Hear from Atalya Ben-Abba, Prof. Nurith Peled-Elhanan and Ibtisam Mara’ana, on joint struggle in Israel/Palestine and international solidarity in these urgent times, and the importance of education in preparing youngsters for conscientious objection to serve in the Army of Occupation. (Final list of panellists pending)
This event marks the release of award-winning documentary OBJECTOR to on-demand platforms for European audiences, accompanied by a discussion guide to help facilitate meaningful reflection and conversation, and an international letter of solidarity with young
Israelis who face incarceration for refusing to participate in the occupation and oppression of Palestinians.
Attendees are encouraged to watch the film OBJECTOR before this panel featuring its protagonists. By registering through the link above, you will receive an email with links to the documentary free of charge, and to the Zoom discussion event.
This event is free of charge. The spoken language will be English. Attendees are welcome to pose questions to the participants.