EJJP statement of support to the Israeli Air Force pilots

October 6, 2003

On behalf of European Jews for a Just Peace, a network of Jewish

organisations in nine different European countries, we express our

solidarity and strong support for you, Israeli Air Force pilots, who have

refused to carry out illegal and immoral actions in the occupied


We recognise the strong pressure you are under to withdraw your signatures

from the brave and moving statement you all signed. We hope you will stand

firm. In so doing we want you to know that you have the support of very many

Jews in Europe who are appalled by the policies of the Israeli government

and their violation of the Jewish values we respect of tolerance,

consideration and respect for others, so trampled on as a result of 36 years

of illegal occupation.

We hope the stand you have taken will contribute to bringing the necessary

peace settlement through negotiation that little bit closer.

Executive Committee

European Jews for a Just Peace