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March 25, 2014

Former Israeli AG: We should have evicted Hebron settlers

In an interview, former Israeli attorney general Michael Ben-Yair says he considers the situation in Hebron a form of Apartheid, refers to ‘Price Tag’ attacks as Jewish terrorism and regrets consenting to the construction of West Bank bypass roads for settlers. continue reading ›
March 24, 2014

BTS responds to AIJAC

by YEHUDA SHAUL in jwire
As an organization, Breaking the Silence has a policy of avoiding responses to each and every unfounded smear against us by groups that simply copy and paste the misinformation promulgated by the extremist right-wing organization, NGO Monitor. It is unfortunate that AIJAC has stooped to NGO Monitor’s reckless tactics, which never cease to remind us of the dark days of 1950’s McCarthyism. Yet for the sake of the Australian public, we believe AIJAC’s attack allows us the opportunity to set the record straight. continue reading ›
March 12, 2014

The Supreme Court Ruled: Establishing a New Settlement in Hebron is a Political Decision

Close to seven hundred IDF soldiers and border policemen secure the extremist settlements in Hebron today. As soldiers who served in the city, we know that the establishment of a new settlement there will require more troops dedicated to the blocking of roads, the closing of shops, and the development of a "sense of being pursued" among the local Palestinian inhabitants. continue reading ›
February 25, 2014

In Hebron, terror begets a reign of terror

Who do you turn to for redress when your city is occupied by a military force that gives violent settlers almost complete impunity? The roots of segregation in Hebron and Baruch Goldstein’s massacre of 29 Palestinian worshipers. continue reading ›
February 23, 2014

Israel’s greatest danger is its role as occupier

I HAVE been following the discussion in Australia regarding the recent program aired on ABC’s Four Corners, for which I was interviewed. I served as a combat soldier in the Occupied Territories from 2001 to 2004, and after finishing my service, my comrades and I founded Breaking the Silence. Our mission has been to provide current and former combat soldiers a platform by which to share the reality they witnessed in the Occupied Territories. continue reading ›
February 10, 2014

Stone Cold Justice

The Israeli army is both respected and feared as a fighting force. But now the country's military is facing a backlash at home and abroad for its treatment of children in the West Bank, occupied territory. continue reading ›
January 19, 2014

WATCH: Where kids are arrested for not having a mailbox

The occupation doesn’t only takes its toll on Palestinian adults; in even more ways, it affects Palestinian children. In occupied East Jerusalem, children as young as six are snatched from their beds or on their way to or from school in order to give testimony or be questioned. continue reading ›
January 2, 2014

For first time, Palestinians acquitted of stone throwing

Military judge cites discrimination after police fails to bring settler involved in the clashes to court. continue reading ›
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