Supporting ‘The Five’ Israeli refuseniks
Convicted in December 2003 and released in September 2004, ‘The Five’ internationalised their struggle. On the day of their conviction, there were solidarity demonstrations in London, Rome and Berlin, and in France veterans who had themselves been jailed for refusing to take part in the Algerian War circulated a petition. Matan and Adam met with Payday and Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike at the Crossroads Women’s Centre in London. Matan also wrote to Stephen Funk, first US refusenik of the 2003 Iraq war.