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June 23, 2015

Breaking the Silence response to the UN report on Operation Protective Edge

Our commitment as an organization is both to the combatants who were sent to Gaza, and to the public that is entitled to receive an honest depiction of the IDF’s policies on the ground. As such, we have never passed our materials onto an investigative body, including the UN investigative committee that released its report on “Protective Edge” this week. continue reading ›
June 18, 2015

Breaking the Silence and its slanderers

Recently I’ve been asking myself: If Breaking the Silence had been around when I was still a conscript or reservist, before I became a journalist and had my own platform, would I have sat down with their interviewers? I’d like to think that I would continue reading ›
June 16, 2015

Occupation is the problem, not the people talking about it

Israel’s Foreign Ministry is going after Israeli human rights and anti-occupation activists overseas. Doing so will only make things worse for Israel. continue reading ›
June 14, 2015

Israeli veterans group Breaking the Silence comes under criticism amid boycott threat

An organization of former Israeli soldiers dedicated to shedding light on the dark side of the country's military is coming increasingly under fire, roiling a country in the grips of a battle against the burgeoning threat of international isolation and boycotts. continue reading ›
June 2, 2015

Latest Breaking the Silence Report Says Something About American Jews, Too

Rather than reciting the Kiddush on the ashes of those we have bombed, let us recite the Kaddish, a prayer of mourning, for the Palestinians and Israelis killed in the latest round of violence in Gaza. Let us mobilize our community to unequivocally oppose the occupation. Let us honor the dignity of Palestinian lives. continue reading ›
June 2, 2015

Israel urges Switzerland to stop funding leftist NGO Breaking the Silence

Earlier, the Foreign Ministry announced it was trying to thwart a scheduled exhibition in Zurich by the nonprofit, which includes testimonies by IDF soldiers on alleged human rights violations. continue reading ›
June 1, 2015

May 2015 at Breaking the Silence

End of May newsletter at Breaking the Silence continue reading ›
May 26, 2015

Conflict in Gaza is all part of Israel’s indirect system of control over Palestinians

by YEHUDA SHAUL in New Statesman
2014’s Operation Protective Edge was just the latest in a long list of operations used by the IDF to “cut the grass” in the region. continue reading ›
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