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February 24, 2017

Why Breaking the Silence?

When an autoimmune disease breaks out the immune system gets confused and instead of protecting the body it attacks itself. It seems that in the past year, such behavior has developed as a natural, but worrisome, reaction to the government’s campaign of incitement and intimidation against the Israeli left. continue reading ›
February 8, 2017

Netanyahu wants to repress my group, Breaking the Silence. May, don’t help him

As an Israeli, it’s not my place to tell Netanyahu to stop interfering in decisions made by the British government. That’s something British citizens can do. What I can do is shed some light on the reason Netanyahu is so intent on stopping us, an organisation of soldiers who encourage public debate on the reality of occupation and the moral price it exacts from Israelis. continue reading ›
January 27, 2017

Who’s Afraid of Nonviolence?

Issa Amro, a native of the city of Hebron and a prominent Palestinian advocate of nonviolent resistance, has been waiting now for nearly two months to find out when he can expect to face trial in an Israeli military courtroom. He has been accused of a series of offenses ranging from demonstrating without a permit to “insulting a soldier.” continue reading ›
January 14, 2017

Israeli Army Raids an Apartment, Palestinian Grandmother Wounded and Faints read

The IDF raid on Kafr Qaddum in the West Bank last Tuesday night did not become just another dry statistic. The reason: an 80-year-old Palestinian woman was injured. IDF claims she was never pushed and simply felt unwell. continue reading ›
December 29, 2016

What Progressive Jews Can Learn From David Friedman and Dani Dayan

In the northeast part of the settlement of Beit El, there is a building bearing the name of the newly appointed American ambassador to Israel — David Friedman. The Friedman edifice is located on the grounds of a girls’ high school (Ulpana), which was built in the late 1990s on privately owned Palestinian land from the neighboring village of Dura El Qara. In June of 2012, nearby structures that were part of the Ulpana neighborhood were demolished following an Israeli Supreme Court order, costing Israeli taxpayers millions of shekels. The building bearing the name of America’s future ambassador to Israel is still in place, though a demolition order against it is still pending. continue reading ›
December 13, 2016

Shoafat: A Mark of Shame on All Israelis

The Palestinian refugee camp inside the city of Jerusalem is a blight on Israel which must be corrected immediately. | Opinion continue reading ›
December 6, 2016

Yes, in Our Schools

Naftali Bennett is trying to scare principals and deepen the delegitimization of the occupation’s opponents. He won’t succeed. continue reading ›
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