Category Archives: Conscientious Objection

Pre-Psychotic State

I found the psychiatrist via my health insurance company. The clinic was underground. Dystopian, really. A white, fluorescent light made me feel even crazier than what I had hoped for. I think he was called Dr. Hofstatter. A thin layer of silver hair encircled his bald head like a half-broken ashtray. He had circular glasses with a see-through frame. His eyes were quite close to each other, an impenetrable grayish blue. He spoke very little, but when he did, his Hebrew had a faint Russian accent. Continue reading

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The Independent: My sister has just spent 110 days in Israeli prison for refusing to serve in the IDF – and I’m so proud

In the effort of organizing my internet presence, I’ll be sporadically adding here a bunch of my articles that were published elsewhere over the past couple of months. This one, showing my sister’s anarchic politics and prison organizing, was published … Continue reading

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על אנושיות בכלא / מאת עתליה בן-אבא

לסוהרות בכלא אין שמות, כולן נקראות המפקדת. כך למדתי שכמו בכיבוש, גם כאן יחסים של דיכוי מביאים לאובדן האנושיות. את המאמר הבא אחותי עתליה הוציאה לנו בכתב יד צפוף על כמה דפי מחברת תלושים בזמן כליאתה השנייה. היום הוא פורסם … Continue reading

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How our childhood games prepared my sister for military prison

After completing a prison stint of twenty days, my sister Atalya Ben-Abba was given another chance to enlist, to which she has refused again, and sentenced to thirty more days of military prison. Apparently the menial chores, the boredom, and … Continue reading

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איך משחקי ילדותנו הכינו את אחותי לכלא הצבאי

[Click here for English] ביום שני ה-6.2.2017 אחותי עתליה בן-אבא סרבה להתגייס לצבא ונכלאה. עתליה ראתה יותר מהמציאות המורכבת של ארצנו מאשר מרבית בני גילה. היא עשתה שנת שירות בשומר הצעיר ועבדה עם נוער מהפריפריה. היא ראתה את מציאות ההפרדה … Continue reading

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