Peace Now received a certificate of merit from the Defense Minister Ehud Barak for its support of its staff who are reserve soldiers, the certificate read:
“For your activity and care for employees serving in reserve duty. Your activity is commendable and greatly contributes to the IDF’s fortitude and the State of Israel’s security.”
Peace Now was selected as a finalist in a competition which honors organizations, businesses and companies whose workers serve as reservists and are supported in this by their workplace.
Peace Now General Director Yariv Oppenheimer: “The Right is trying to incite against the Left and take ownership of patriotism and loyalty to the State. A loyal citizen is a person who is willing to fight for the state’s future and work towards changing reality. I am glad about receiving the certificate but as far as Peace Now is concerned reserve duty is obvious and not anything out of the ordinary.”