The struggle against the occupation


In conversation with festival trustee, Abi Hewitt, Yonatan reveals more of his moral journey to his campaigning today for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as a necessary nonviolent tool to end what he calls “apartheid”.

Yonatan Shapira was a captain in the Israeli Air Force and a Black Hawk pilot until 2003 when he refused to take part in the IDF’s attacks in the Palestinian territories. He is also a part of the Free Gaza Movement and was on board the Jewish boat to Gaza in September 2010. He is the cofounder of Combatants for Peace.

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