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Israeli soldiers talk about the occupied territories
October 16, 2012

A song was born: The tale of a controversial tune

Six or seven years ago, I was sitting in Tel Aviv’s Cafe Ginzburg with a man I admire deeply. Mikhael Manekin was then, along with Yehuda Shaul, one of heads of Breaking the Silence. continue reading ›
October 14, 2012

Army Radio asks musician not to perform song that ‘debases’ IDF soldiers

Izhar Ashdot's song 'A Matter of Habit' was broadcast several times on the IDF's Army Radio station despite being critical of the role the army plays in the occupied territories. continue reading ›
October 5, 2012

Testimony: Israeli activist blindfolded, mugged, beaten by settlers

An Israeli activist decided to spend his Yom Kippur in the South Hebron Hills, providing humanitarian and political support to Palestinian residents there who suffer daily from military occupation and settler violence, and who have also come under threat of being uprooted from their homes to make way for an IDF firing zone. continue reading ›
September 24, 2012

WATCH: IDF turns blind eye to settlers throwing stones at Israeli activists

On Saturday, a group of Israeli activists came under attack from masked settlers who used slingshots to hurl stones at them while they walked between Palestinian villages in the South Hebron Hills, close to the illegal outpost of Havat Maon. continue reading ›
September 23, 2012

Breaking the Silence: the occupation testimonies (part I)

Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran IDF soldiers working to expose the everyday reality of the occupation, is releasing a new book of soldiers’ testimonies from the years 2001-2010. continue reading ›
August 26, 2012

Former Israeli soldiers disclose routine mistreatment of Palestinian children

Booklet of testimonies of former Israeli soldiers describes beatings, intimidation and humiliation of children continue reading ›
August 26, 2012

Israel breaks silence over army abuses

Ex-soldiers admit to appalling violence against Palestinian children continue reading ›
August 25, 2012

Exposing Israeli teens to IDF child abuse

Breaking the Silence's report is different from its predecessors in the fact that it focuses entirely on the way that troops treat Palestinian minors. continue reading ›
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