Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Archive for the ‘reserve duty’ tag

Education: May 11, 2011

without comments

Dr. Idan Landau, a lecturer at the Ben Gurion University in the Negev, and a prominent peace activist, was sentenced to seven days in a military jail after refusing to report for reserve duty. BGU President, Prof. Rivka Carmi, said that she intends to check if Landau’s refusal violates the collective employment agreement, and if it qualifies as ”unacademic conduct.”

(Hebrew)

Written by The Site's Team

May 11th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Military and Security Forces: 22 April, 2011

without comments

Although the state told the High Court of Justice (Hebrew source) that it does not use the “hot return” procedure, by which soldiers hand over refugees to Egyptian border police, soldiers’ testimonies indicate the army still returns refugees to the Egyptians (Hebrew source). However, a group of reservists refused to perform the procedure, and received authorization not to perform it from its commanders.

Written by The Site's Team

April 22nd, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Closed Society: 30 March, 2011

without comments

The Student Union of Ben Gurion University is organizing an honorary concert for soldiers on reserve duty, to which the entry will be permitted only to those carrying a reserve duty card. After one of the University’s professors expressed her disagreement with the concert’s restrictions, the University’s president, Professor Rivka Karmi, said that it should be check whether using the University’s email to express this disagreement, was not an abuse of the University’s computer network.

(Hebrew )

Written by The Site's Team

March 30th, 2011 at 10:34 am

Military and Security Forces: 17 February, 2011

without comments

Investigative Military Police has recently launched an investigation against two soldiers on reserve duty, under the suspicion that they defied regulations by opening fire at an Israeli vehicle which was trying to break through a military barrier near Hebron, last January.

(Hebrew)

Written by The Site's Team

February 17th, 2011 at 11:16 am