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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-10-14

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Yesh G'vul

Continued from Page 5

sponsored by New Jewish
Agenda.
Since the beginning of the
intifada, 41 Israelis have gone
to prison rather than serve in
the territories, Kidron said.
Some 600 have signed a
declaration of refusal.
That refusal can take many
forms depending on the cons-
cience of the individual,
Kidron said. An Israeli might
refuse to serve in the ter-
ritories or he might simply
refuse to carry a billy club,
the symbol of Israel's
response to the uprising.
Kidron said he hopes to
organize a network of
American support for Yesh
G'vul as an "insurance
policy" against what he ex-
pects will be an Israel govern-
ment crackdown on the group.
Yesh G'vul has 50 active
members, he said, but the
core of the group is much
smaller.
"If they picked up a half-
dozen members, the group is
finished," he said.
Kidron, a 55-year-old writer
and broadcaster, argued
against the notion that
Israelis who oppose the oc-
cupation should serve in the
territories to help restrain the
brutality of other soldiers.
"It is the situation that
creates the violence, not the
people;' he said. "If I was in
that situation, I'm not sure I
wouldn't be cracking heads.
You need to crack heads to
survives'
Merely to register one's
moral revulsion at the oc-
cupation is not enough
anymore, Kidron said. "There
comes a time when you have
to put your money where your
mouth is. If you believe the
situation is extraordinary,
your response should be ex-
traordinary."
The long-term solution, he
said, is to demolish the myth
of Israel's liberal occupation
and negotiate a solution with
the Palestinians.
"Even if this is a gang war,
you talk with the gang leader
who can deliver. That is the
PLO. The other side is there,
ready, willing and eager to
talk," he said.
Israel's political establish-
ment is "living in a
cloudkookooland" and is
evading its responsibility to
pursue negotiations, he said.
"The government is using the
army as the first resort and
not the last resort."
He criticized American
Jews who keep silent in the
face of Israeli policies of
which they disapprove. Israel
is neither holy nor weak and
will not collapse under
Diaspora criticism, he said.
"If you think the present
course is a disaster for Israel

Peretz Kidron

and the world Jewish com-
munity, speak out."
Israel's right-wing has
misinterpreted American
Jewish "politeness" for com-
plete support of its agenda,
Kidron said.
He dismissed the notion
that critics of Israel may play
into the hands of its foes.
"Israel is in the international
rough and tumble. It's
perfectly legitimate for the
allies of the Palestinians to
pull any trick they can. It
isn't anti-Semitism:'
Kidron was born in Vienna,
as the Nazis were coming to
power in Germany. His fami-
ly fled to England in 1939.
The Nazi legacy "is why I
won't go along with the idea
of 'just obeying orders; " he
said.
He settled in Israel in 1951
and began refusing to serve in
the territories in 1974, just
after the Yom Kippur War. "I
was released from the
reserves this year without
ever having been imprison-
ed," he said.
He said his own experience
shows that there are more
Israelis who have refused to
serve in the territories than
official figures suggest. Most
commanders prefer to
reassign the refuser than
send him to jail, Kidron said.
He said he is motivated by
a desire for peace. While not
questioning the intentions of
American Jews, he believes
that by blind support for
Israel's policies, the United
States and its Jews are con-
tributing to the outbreak of
the next Arab-Israeli war
which, he believes, will cost
Israel 7,000 lives.
"I have the feeling that
Israel is a bus that has lost its
brakes and is speeding out of
control, knocking off women
and children and rolling
toward the precipice," he said.
"All the American Jewish
establishment can do is yell,
`Pump in more fuel.' We don't
need more fuel. We need
brakes."

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