Jonathan Ben-Artzi, KDV Israel
once more we send greetings to you
and your family from Germany.
We have got indignant, that you
were imprisoned for the sixth time for the same doing: your conscientious
objection to serve in the army.
Your decision encouraged ourselves
in our faith and hope on peace as well as you will be by our letter. You
remember: we are a small local peace-group in North-West of Germany. And we
want to support the increasing and widespread unwillingness among the young
people in your country to serve in the army and to do the occupation work.
Your doing seems for us a very
important contribution to a fundamental transformation of the high
militarisized Israel society. We in our FRG fight and work too against the
temptation of resolving conflicts by violance and military troops. We believe
that there are not any good reason to kill, not in the past and not in the
presence. And not even in fulfilling of any law. The law has to serve man -
and not the man the law. To say NO to killing is the basic condition for life.
Your family can be proud of your
resistance. We hope, they can understand and support you.
Now we exspect a successful
intervention by Amnesty International in your case.
Perhaps you will get a chance on
the army´s "Incompatibility Commission."
We are interested on your
possibilities to live and work after your release. May be there difficulties
for your education? Are there discrimination acts on your way on?
For today we wish you strength and peace to
fulfill your "mission" and to persevere.
We are looking forward to your release and last
but not least to an end of the occupation in Palestine.
Franz Roger Reinhard
in the name of Friedensinitiative Nottuln