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May 7, 2016

Here’s what happened when some famous writers went to visit some hardcore Jewish settlers

The organizers hope their words will kindle reflection, outrage, change. They think that after five decades of daily news coverage, often numbing in its narrative of stalled 'peace processes' and kill-reprisal-repeat, the Israel-Palestinian conflict needs a novelist’s chops to tell old stories in new ways. continue reading ›
April 24, 2016

April 2016 at Breaking the Silence

April newsletter at Breaking the Silence continue reading ›
April 18, 2016

Literary Stars Learn ‘Occupation 101’ Firsthand in Tense Tour of West Bank

“Despair is a luxury,” wrote Waldman and Chabon in their announcement of the book, explaining that that they had decided to use “our voices and our words” to bear witness to Israel’s lengthy military occupation rather than turning away in hopelessness. The book is “not an analysis of the history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict,” they wrote. “It asks a simple question: What does occupation look like? What does it feel like to live under occupation?” continue reading ›
April 17, 2016

The silencing attempts continue

Over the past six months we have found ourselves the targets of incessant attacks and harassment, through phone calls, e-mails, and messages threatening both us and our families. That you already know. What you probably don't know is that behind the scenes, our website has received unprecedented cyber attacks in size and scope. continue reading ›
April 16, 2016

Geraldine Brooks returns to Middle East to gather facts for new book

Award-winning Australian author Geraldine Brooks returns to the Middle East, where she began her career as a journalist, to observe life under Israeli occupation for a book that will mark 50 years since Israel took control of the West Bank. continue reading ›
April 13, 2016

Position Paper – The impact of relations between the Settlers and IDF soldiers in the West Bank

mongst other topics, the testimonies shed light on the extremely close relations and strategic partnership between the IDF and the settlers. The testimonies demonstrate the way in which settlers take part in - alongside and in coordination with security forces - the enforcement of control over Palestinians. continue reading ›
April 13, 2016

Letter to the Chief of General Staff of the IDF

As the IDF Chief of General Staff you are responsible for the well being of IDF soldiers. As the individual entrusted to ensure the army’s appropriate ethical functioning and the security of the State of Israel, we request that you do not close your eyes in the face of the disturbing reality painted by both the occurrence in Hebron and the hundreds of testimonies that we have gathered for over 10 years. continue reading ›
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