March 10, 2005

Following One's Conscious

Many solidiers won't do it. Now many police are refusing as well.

A letter signed reads as follows:

"For many years we have felt obligated to serve the State and the community in whatever way possible, in the clear knowledge and recognition of our importance in the efforts to enforce law and order in Israel.

"However, the Israel Police has now taken upon itself missions that can be described only as ethnic cleansing and the brutal expulsion of innocent Jews from their homes – acts that we see as standing in start contrast to the objectives for which we volunteered.

"In addition, we fear that it will soon turn out that we were part of a framework that took part in blatantly illegal orders, and we won't be able to say that we didn't know.

"We therefore announce, with great difficulty, that at this period we are suspending our activities in all frameworks having to do with Israel Police."

The newly created Sanhedren declared, among other things, that the disengagement was counter to Halacha, and it is forbidden for Jews to participate in the uprooting of any communities. (Arutz-7) This is in addition to the Rabbis who have, in addition to stating their opposition to the disengagement, called for a world-wide fast and prayer of Jews .

It is time to admit that this policy does not have the backing it needs from the Israeli populace. They don't have the soldiers, they don't have the backing of many of the top leaders in Jewisn life. Do they have enough police? Do they really have the backing of the people of this country?

Posted by Rachel Ann at March 10, 2005 03:21 PM

I'm glad that there are people willing to listen to their consciences.

Posted by: muse at March 11, 2005 09:24 AM
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