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January 2, 2016

A danger to Israeli democracy

Israel’s democracy has been a pillar of strength through years of siege. It is not always easy to tolerate or defend groups that criticize the state or those in power, but allowing them to function normally is an important test of democracy, and, ultimately, the mark of an open and free society. continue reading ›
December 16, 2015

Breaking the Silence: Our courageous gatekeepers

Op-ed: The Israeli public should be grateful for soldiers who insist on their Jewish right to maintain ethical standards during or after their military service. continue reading ›
December 14, 2015

Why do so many Israelis hate Breaking the Silence?

The organization of former Israeli soldiers is coming under attack from every direction these days — from the Israel’s president to the defense minister to the police. So what’s the deal? continue reading ›
December 9, 2015

November 2015 at Breaking the Silence

November newsletter at Breaking the Silence continue reading ›
December 3, 2015

The right and duty to break silence

It seems that today, more than any time in the past, the Israeli public is split between two rival camps. One camp champions radical nationalism with populist and racist messaging, some of whom have no problem with violence – whether physical or verbal, institutional or spontaneous. This is a camp that sees every critical statement that opposes its worldview as tantamount to treason. continue reading ›
December 3, 2015

Breaking the Silence Is Indispensable to Israeli Democracy

Instead of giving in to incitement and violence, police must do their duty to protect the organization. continue reading ›
November 30, 2015

Police target second ‘Breaking the Silence’ event in a week

Senior police brass hound venue over minor business license violations. Police shut down a similar Breaking the Silence event last week citing right-wing threats against it. continue reading ›
November 25, 2015

Be’er Sheva Court Bars Talk by Left-wing NGO Breaking The Silence

Breaking the Silence issued a statement saying that the Be'er Sheva police had rewarded "right-wing terror instead of doing its job of maintaining public order." continue reading ›
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