Resources on conscientious objection in Israel

There is a lot of material available on conscientious objection to military service in Israel.

This is only a brief selection of materials, mostly available on the internet.

War Resisters' International

WRI publishes material on Israel regularly.

The most important WRI publications are:

War Resisters' International: Conscientious objection to military service in Israel: an unrecognised human right. Report for the Human Rights Committee in relation to Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 3 February 2003. Available at WRI's website:

The Broken Rifle No 53: Prisoners for Peace 2001: Focus on Israel and the Palestinian autonomous territories, November 2001 Available at WRI's website:

Refuser Solidarity Network

The Refuser Solidarity Network is a webbased network to mobilise international support for Israeli refusers and conscientious objectors.

It has a news section, and a variety of resources. It mostly reaches out to the United States of America, but has links to other parts of the world.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International adopts some of the Israeli conscientious objectors as "prisoners of conscience", and sends out appeals. Amnesty International's website includes reports on human rights violations in Israel and the Occupied Territories.

Jews for Justice for Palestinians

A London based network of Jews working against the Occupation. Their website includes information on the situation of Israeli conscientious objectors.

Gush Shalom

The Gush Shalom website includes a variety of materials on the Israel-Palestine conflict, including some articles on conscientious objection. Some of the materials are available in several languages.

There is much more out there. Search for yourself.


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