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Refusenik Supporter List - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
July 30th, 2004
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Refusenik Supporter List
In my desperate efforts not to study for my next exam (Minoan archaeology), I idly reviewed the supporter list of the Israeli IDF refuseniks (i.e. people who support the sort of refusal I have refused), and was amazed to see how many people of my acquaintance, far and near in place in time, are there.

An old math teacher (from IASA), two fellow students (from IASA), a couple of old schoolmates from my home town, a couple of professors, a friend's mother, a librarian who's donated a book to the Ben-Yehuda Project, a couple of Ben-Yehuda volunteers, a couple of colleagues at work, a couple of webmasters of sites I know or frequent, a couple of fellow students at TAU, a couple of literary translators, a professor at the TAU Classics dept., and a Perl hacker.

And many many celebrities of various denominations, whom I don't know, but know of, including an MK's daughter, two well-known illustrators, a veteran satirist, etc.

Yes, a small world, a smaller country, but it's interesting nonetheless, to get this very definite indication about the opinions of people with whom you've had no contact since childhood (in some cases) or with whom you're working for five years but never discussed such matters.

Enough. Minoan pottery awaits.

Current Mood: wistful
Current Music: Ehud Banai -- Geshem Be'Alfasi

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From:mousa
Date:July 30th, 2004 03:31 pm (UTC)
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And I just wonder how different would things be if all those people actually refused.
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From:ijon
Date:July 30th, 2004 07:22 pm (UTC)
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Many of those are not in a position to refuse: women, non-combat soldiers, older people, etc.
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From:mux2000
Date:July 30th, 2004 04:47 pm (UTC)
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What's the name of the IASA math teacher? (what year were you anyway?)
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From:ijon
Date:July 30th, 2004 07:22 pm (UTC)
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יונתן סטופ. הייתי מחזור ג'.
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From:mux2000
Date:July 31st, 2004 03:28 pm (UTC)
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I learned with him, but didn't get to know him any.
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