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  • Why I Refuse: On God/love, nonviolence and the occupation

    'The Occupation is anti-God, anti-Love and staggeringly, constantly violent.' Why I refuse to serve in the IDF. My name is Moriel Zachariah Rothman. I am 23 years old and live in Jerusalem. I lived for most of my life in the United States, but I was born in Jerusalem (and am Jewish) and have thus been an Israeli citizen since birth. As such, I am, like [most] other Israeli Jews, expected to serve in the IDF. I moved back to Jerusalem last year, and I recently received a draft notice from the IDF. After much thinking, wrestling and searching, and…

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  • A song of peace for Jerusalem Day

    JERUSALEM by Ami Yares (Youtube clip of the song appears at the end) O, Jerusalem Peace unto you, peace unto whom? A million faces staring you, wondering what to do City named for peace stands on the edge of a sword Too many prophets, poets, and pilgrims have died at your doors Thousands of nights mourning from promises of glory, Adds more fire to the story, makes the smoke a little thicker Feel the friction in the ways we talk about you . . . O Jerusalem The roots have grown deep, the limbs have grown strong Branches have been…

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