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Stop The Wall Campaign
We, a group of feminist women and men, are convinced that we need not live in a soldiers' state. Today, Israel is capable of a determined peace politics. It need not be a militarized society. We are convinced that we ourselves, our children, our partners, need not go on being endlessly mobilized...
Interview with New Profile's Ruth Hiller
[From the Jewish Voice for Peace website]

New Profile, an Israeli Organization working to de-militarize Israeli society, to end Israel's occupation of Palestine. In an effort to explore how JVP activists can become partners with New Profile we asked Ruth Hiller (one of the co-founders) a ...
Pacifists assail Israel Scouts for recruiting army enlistees overseas
Local pacifists this week sharply criticized the Israel Scouts movement for recruiting ex-Israelis and Diaspora Jews to enlist into the Israeli military, saying its project "cynically brainwashes children into joining Israel's foreign legion." Over the past five years, the Garin Tzabar project, ...
A Letter
When we wrote our first Seniors (Shministim) Open Letter (in the summer of 2001), we wrote it all together young women and men draft resisters. It didnt occur to us then to ask ourselves whether both kinds of resistance (womens and mens) belonged together. We were so convinced that womens dra...
The sixth commandment
A number of personal experiences from the war of June 1967 remain etched in my memory. For reasons that will become clear, I have never before made them public. Now, almost 40 years later, I felt it was time to commit them to writing and publish them. This is my war story. Because it is the personal...
Please Donate
In a blatant effort to intimidate young people and to shut down New Profile and our ongoing, entirely-legal support of military refusers, the Israeli government has just opened a criminal investigation into New Profile's support for draft resisters. Please help us continue ...
Conscientious objector to IDF service jailed
Dozens of Israeli high school seniors who are looking to evade mandatory military service on moral grounds sent a letter Wednesday to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Education Minister Yuli Tamir and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi in protest of Israel's polic...
A girl on edge
"I want to leave with a crash and noise / The flesh crushed like the soul / The body broken like the girl" - Doron Assaf, May 18, 2005

"This is my testament, then. I am emotional now, and afraid, but for the last time. I had dreams that I do not see myself realizing. As I said, I just don'...
The fight to not fight
Idan Halili, just 19 years old, has written a feminist critique that has astounded established feminist voices around the world. Her analysis takes the form of a letter sent to the Israeli army asking for exemption from compulsory service, based on a feminist rejection of militarism. Last December, ...
Israelis challenging Israel's Militarization
In a deeply militarized society it is not easy to question what is seen as the lifeline for the Israeli State -- the military itself. Still there are an increasing number of Israelis who want another kind of society, a society which is not permeated by the military. "We are like mosquitoes that keep...
The Duty to Volunteer
I used to be a soldier. I went around six days a week in my green uniform, my rank, my military beret and all. I was not allowed to let my hair loose or to wear brown shoes, and anyone who would see me on the street would say to themselves: "Ah, how great it is that we have a big strong army defendi...
Annual Activity Report for 2007
Dear Friends and Supporters,

We proudly present our annual report for the year 2007.

Every year different New Profile t...
Activists decry IDF presence in schools
(The Jerusalem Post)

In a move to protest the IDF's plan to send thousands of officers into the country's schools on Wednesday, New Profile - a movement opposed to what they see as "brainwashing" by the army - plans to set up a demonstration in which members dressed as IDF officers wi...
Chief Education Leader
Let me begin with a few quotes: "The leader is a kind of father". "Despite being close and friendly, the leader knows how to punish when necessary". "The serious attitude of the leader is revealed in thoroughness, proficiency [...] in...
Can We See Gender as Cause and Consequence of Militarization and War?

First Annual "Feminist Review" Public Lecture
School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Dr.Cynthia Cockburn
Visiting Professor,
Department of Sociology,
City University London.
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