Ezra Nawi’s Appeal

UPDATED 18 Aug 2009:

Ezra Nawi‘s sentencing hearing took place on August 16, 2009, and Jewish Voice for Peace was there with over 20,000 of your signatures. The judge will render her  sentence on September 21st, 2009.

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I always knew that many people silently supported me, and that if I ever got into trouble they would stand behind me. This moment has come.

Ezra Nawi

Ezra Nawi

I have been harassed and targeted throughout the years, because I embody three elements which provoke bigotry in the Israeli society: I am a homosexual, I am a Mizrahi Jew, and I devote all my time to fighting for the human rights of Arab Palestinians.

I am a simple person. I did what my heart told me to do. Looking back, I know that what my friends and I have done is changing the harsh reality of the occupation in the whole area of south Hebron. I feel that now the Israeli authorities are punishing me on a personal level.

I would like to believe that my personal adversity will inspire and motivate individuals to actively oppose the occupation.

Thank you.


Ezra Naw

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