Yesh Gvul Tour Dates&Activities

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Posted by andreas from ( on Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 8:46AM :

In Reply to: interesting posted by Lilly from ? ( on Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 7:58AM :

Shlama - Dear Ladies,

Please allow me to refer you to the 2 following, latest emails from the group of Israeli Refuseniks "Yesh Gvul" [=There is a limit].

I leave these messages unedited as they are indicative of their ample scope of activities.

I deleted only the Hebrew texts as they aren't displayed properly on this forum anyway.

The latest event on Yesh Gvul's info tour seems to take place today:

Thursday, May 30th at 7:30 p.m.
Oak Park River Forest High School
201 North Scoville
Oak Park
Room 370
Ram Rahat and Ishai Sagi will speak.
Sponsored by Oak Park Courage to Refuse Committee
Contact: info@couragetorefuse

For more information about the Courage to Refuse campaign:

Background material including declarations, statements, letters etc. you'll find on their website at:

Unless you can read the more extensive and updated Hebrew section, go to the English version, especially to the NEWS column.

BTW: The pic is from a vigil near an airforce base in Haifa.





Dear friend,

As we promised in our previous circular, here is the update on the California leg of the tour of Yesh Gvul representatives Ram Rahat and Yishai Segi, as provided by Mitchell Pletnick:

Peretz Kidron
Yesh Gvul

The tour schedule:

May 16
American Friends Service Committee and Global Exchange
"Israeli & Palestinian Resistance to Illegitimate Authority"
The program will include Palestinian journalist and feminist, Lamis Andoni
Friends Meeting, 65-9th Street, San Francisco
For more information, contact AFSC at 415-565-0201

May 17
Palo Alto, hosted by the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.
7:30 PM, Unitarian-Universalist Church
505 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto.
For more information, contact the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center at
650-326-8837 or visit their web site at

May 18
2 PM - 5 PM, United Universalist Church
Bonita and Cedar in Berkeley
For more info email:
7 PM - 9 PM, Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
290 Dolores Street, San Francisco
For more information you can call CSZ at 415-861-6932 or visit their web
site at

May 19
7 PM at the First United Methodist Church 9 Ross Valley Drive, San Rafael.
For more information 415-453-8716
Dissenting Voices From Israel: Refusing to Serve in the Occupied Territories

And a reminder of the MidWest schedule:

At the end of May, two Israelis active in the military refuser movement
will be visiting Chicago to tell their stories and talk about the growing
numbers of reservists and conscripts who are refusing to serve in the
Occupied Territories. Ram Rahat is a senior spokesperson of Yesh Gvul
("There is a Limit", one of the most active support groups for refusers in
Israel) and a Lebanon War refuser. Ishai Sagi, a Lieutenant in the IDF
Artillery, is an active member of Yesh Gvul, and signer on the Ometz
Le'sarev "Combatants Letter" (the "Courage to Refuse" Israeli refuser
group). Ishai was jailed last summer for refusing to serve in the Occupied

Rahat and Ishai will speak about their personal journeys toward refusal and
the experiences that have shaped their opposition to the occupation. They
provide a voice of hope that a small, brave group can make principled
choices and open new paths to peace. You can hear from Ram and Ishai at one
of the following public events:

Thursday,May 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation
1100 E. Hyde Park Boulevard
Sponsored by the KAM Social Action Committee
Ram Rahat and Ishai Sagi will speak.
Contact: 773 924-1234

Tuesday, May 28th at 12 p.m.
University of Illinois School of Public Health
1603 W. Taylor
Activity Room
Ram Rahat will speak.
Sponsored by the Medical Center Courage to Refuse Campaign

Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30 p.m.
North Park University
Anderson Chapel
3225 W. Foster Ave. (Spaulding and Foster)
Ram Rahat and Ishai Sagi will speak.
Sponsored by Courage to Refuse
Contact: info@couragetorefuse

Thursday, May 30th at 7:30 p.m.
Oak Park River Forest High School
201 North Scoville
Oak Park
Room 370
Ram Rahat and Ishai Sagi will speak.
Sponsored by Oak Park Courage to Refuse Committee
Contact: info@couragetorefuse

For more information about the Courage to Refuse campaign:

For updates visit Yesh Gvul's website:



YESH GVUL - ιω βαεμ

Dear friend,

Please reserve Saturday May 25 for a vigil on the hill overlooking Military Prison 6 (Athlit) in solidarity with the imprisoned refuseniks. Details to come.


Japan - US (Sacramento, NYC) - Austria - Switzerland

No news yet from Eyal and Tally in Japan, but David Mandel provides further details of the California tour of Ram Rahat and Ishai Segi:

Tuesday night May 21 Ram and Ishai are scheduled to speak at Congregation Bnai Israel in Sacramento. At this moment (the last moment, really) it appears that the synagogue is buckling to intense pressure and will not allow the event to take place. There will be an alternative venue for members of the Jewish community to hear them and also to discuss what happened and how to continue the struggle for a free exchange of views among us.
On Wednesday May 22 at noon, the two will speak at the University of California, Davis, at the coffee house in the center of the campus.
That evening they will speak to an expected large crowd at 7 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 13th and N streets, Sacramento.
For more information about the Courage to Refuse campaign:

We're inundated with additional speaking invitations Ram and Ishai can't meet, so our colleague Haggai Matar has stepped into the breach with engagements in New York:

Sat. May 18: 12 noon David and Meredith
Congregation Kolut Chayenu
1012 Eighth Ave., Brooklyn, between 10-11th St.
Call 718-390-7493 for more information
Panel discussion on Israeli situation by members of the congregations Rachel
Goldenberg, Dr. Alyssa Gray, Russell Pearce and Phillip Saperia followed by
conversation with Haggai Matar.

Directions: Subway is the F train. Easiest way to get the F is to get the A
and take it into Brooklyn to Jay Street- Borough Hall, then cross the
platform for the F. Sit in the front of the train, take it to the
7th Avenue stop. Get out at 8th Avenue (that's why you're at the front of
the train). You will be at 8th Avenue and 9th Street and we are between
10th & 11th Streets on 8th Avenue. We're in the Church of Gethsemane, 1012
8th Avenue. If its' good weather, we may be outside in the garden.

Sunday May 19: 12 noon Meredith
Beit Shalom
114 W. 26th St., 10th floor, between 6th and 7th Aves.)
RSVP to <> or 212-242-4500

The first of a series of discussions of "Grassroots Activism,"
focussing on the rise of grassroots movements in Israel to express
dissatisfaction with the government. Haggai Matar will speak about his own
activities organizing the "seniors letter" and in Ta'ayush, Yesh Gvul and
New Profile.
Sponsored by Meretz USA

Sunday May 19: 4 PM
Empire State College, 225 Varick St. (at West Houston), 2nd floor
David and Meredith
Admission by donation to Yesh Gvul and New Profile in Israel: adults $10,
students $6, children $3. Space is limited so admission will be by advance
registration only; Contact <>

Monday, May 20: 7:00 PM Aron, David and Meredith
Brooklyn Parents for Peace
Old Reformed Church, 126 Seventh Ave. at Carroll Street
(take the Q train to 7th Avenue and walk down 6 blocks)
Contact Charlie Horwitz at <chorwitz@earthlink> or 718-230-3537 for more
Sponsored by Brooklyn Parents for Peace, a grassroots social justice, peace,
and immigrant rights group active since the Vietnam War.

Tues., May 21:12:30 David, Aron, Meredith
The Nation Institute
33 Irving Place, 8th Flr
Contact: Taya 212-209-5400
By invitation only

Tues, May 21: 8:00 PM Aron, Meredith
RIverside Church Global Justice and Peace Ministry
490 Riverside Drive, between 120th and 122nd Streets
Take the #1 or #9 to 125th Street and walk west
contact: Global Justice Ministry, 212-870-6853
Natalie Bell, lay leader <>
Cosponsorship by Interfaith Community, War Resisters League

Wed., May 22: 10:30 AM Meredith
Urban Academy, all school meeting
Julia Richman Education Complex:
67th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues), Room 208
By invitation only
Contact: Rachel Wyatt
The Urban Academy is an alternative public high school where students have
made a special study of the Middle East situation

3 PM: Possible taping at WBAI for Beyond thePale
Marilyn Neimark 212-242-8332

Thursday, May 23: time? Aron?
Videotaping dinner, Deborah Oster Panell, Bronx
By invitation only

Saturday May 25: 9:15-9:40 AM Aron and/or Meredith
Society for the Advancement of Judaism
15 West 86th Street
Contact: Riki Segall 501-9564 <>

Saturday May 25: 9:30 AM Aron and/or Meredith
Congregation B'nai Jeshurun
Church of Saint Paul & Saint Andrew, 86th Street and West End Avenue
Rabbi Roly Matelon, 212-787-7600 <>

Yesh Gvul's rep. in Switzerland, Dan Tamir, has just visited Vienna, where his hectic schedule included public meetings sponsored by the local Greens, a radio interview for the ORF's English broadcast, a press conference resulting in an insert on the radio's evening magazine and another on the "der Standard" on-line. Other interviews are due to appear in weeklies and monthlies.

Dan's upcoming schedule in Zurich: 30/05 with local "Jews for peace" organisation

06/06 at the Fribourg University, invitation of Amnesty-Fribourg.

Peretz Kidron

For updates visit Yesh Gvul's website:

: Wow, I hope they stop here - thanks for telling me about them! Maybe if they don't visit here, they'll show up somewhere near by.

-- andreas
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