Courage to refuse – Changing Israel


Lecture by David Zonshein

Monday 9. March 2009, 18:00

Venue: Skram

Host: Litteraturhuset

Entrance: Free entry

In 2002, David Zonshein, captain of the Israeli army, founded Ometz Le’Sarev («Courage to refuse»). Together with fifty other service members, he made public what has since been known as «The Soldiers’ Letter», and refused to serve in the occupied territories. At the House of Literature, he will speak about this, and about how Saladin has been an inspiration to him in the creation of this organization, which today sports more than 600 members – all officers in the Israeli army.


The program is developed with financial support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.