April 20, 2004
Muli Linder, Israeli Refusenik

The Crossing
1127 University Ave., Madison
7:00 pm

Muli Linder, an Israeli refusenik who is touring the United States as part of the Courage to Refuse movement, will speak to the public on the costs of war and peace in Israel. Dr. Linder, a medical doctor, was an officer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Medicine Corps when he became the 67th person to refuse service in occupied Palestine.

In January 2002 a group of 50 Israeli reserve officers and soldiers drafted a letter that became known as the Combatant’s Letter. This group of active reserve combatants has grown to include nearly 600 signatories (known as Refuseniks) from across the IDF.

They call themselves Courage to Refuse (CTR) for refusing to serve militarily in the West Bank and Gaza strip in the interests of peace, Israel’s security and moral character, and the human rights of millions of Palestinians. Almost half of Courage to Refuse have been court-martialed and jailed for their refusal to serve in an unjust occupation.

Dr. Linder is also available during the day on April 20th to speak to the media, schools, and other venues. Please contact Barb or Rae below to schedule an event.

Sponsored by: Refuser Solidarity Network, Madison Area Peace Coalition, Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, WI Network for Peace and Justice, Four Lakes Greens

Barb Olson, rafahsistercity at yahoo.com
Rae Vogeler, (608) 835-7501, rae-v at charter.net (before April 5th or after April 9th)