New World Notes - Refusers
This week on New World Notes: radio program #309, February 4, 2014, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. (and on the following Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.), host Kenneth Dowst replays an installment that was originally broadcast on New World Notes in June 2009. It is just as timely today.
In Israel, military service is close to universal. Motivated by conscience--and at substantial personal risk--some Israeli soldiers refuse to serve with the occupying forces in Palestine. These soldiers are known as Refusers. We explore this important movement. And we'll hear one Refuser's story in depth, that of air force Major Yonatan Shapira, interviewed by Mike McCormick.
Music added: Chumbawamba, "Walking Into Battle With the Lord."
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