Will Secretary Kerry show real leadership?
Natan Blanc is in prison for his refusal to participate in the Israeli occupation. When he was younger, John Kerry also stood up to an unjust war. Urge him to stand up for Natan Blanc today!
If you're outside the US, it might make more sense to sign this petition, co-sponsored by some of our allies around the world.
Natan Blanc is an Israeli teenager who was just sentenced to his 10th term in military prison for refusing to serve in the Israeli Army.
There's a growing global solidarity campaign -- and we need to do our part now.
This week, US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Jerusalem and Ramallah. When Kerry returned from Vietnam as a young soldier, he also followed his conscience, standing up to that unjust war. We're calling on Kerry to show the same moral courage now.
Kerry has the rare opportunity to urge Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon to release Natan Blanc. Our goal is to gather 10,000 signatures on an open letter asking Kerry speak up.
The right to reject military service on grounds of conscientious objection is protected under international human rights law.
Especially if Kerry wants to establish himself as a trustworthy peace broker, he needs to step up now.