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Yehuda Shaul

May 13, 2016

Blood Soiled Hands and the Dreams of Our Fathers (On Israel Independence Day)

by YEHUDA SHAUL in Jewschool
There are those who purport to describe our protracted military occupation of the territories as a ‘’temporary project,’’ and as a necessary part of our “security.” It is hard to take this claim seriously. continue reading ›
November 2, 2015

The only way to end the violence in Hebron

by YEHUDA SHAUL in +972 Magazine
They tell us that terror and violence must be met with force, and if that doesn’t work — then even more force. But the military occupation of Hebron has not achieved security for either its Jewish or Palestinian residents. continue reading ›
October 21, 2015

Israel Cannot Indefinitely Control The Palestinians

by YEHUDA SHAUL in The Jewish Week
Anyone who thinks that Israel can indefinitely control Palestinians by force suffers from this blindness. And whoever fails to understand the connection between this ongoing control and the violence and fear that have returned to our hearts and streets in recent weeks, could lead us toward more severe disaster than that which we are already experiencing. 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 ›
May 19, 2015

« Nous, militaires israéliens, appelons Israël à stopper sa stratégie d’occupation »

by YEHUDA SHAUL in Le Monde
Mais les témoignages sur l’opération « Bordure protectrice » ne racontent qu’une partie de l’histoire. Ils ne disent pas que l’opération de l’été dernier était la dernière d’une série d’opérations périodiquement lancées par Tsahal dans la bande de Gaza ces dernières années (« Hiver chaud » en 2008, « Plomb durci » début 2009, « Pilier de défense » en 2012 et « Bordure protectrice » en 2014). Ils n’expliquent pas non plus pourquoi il est évident pour tout le monde que le déclenchement de la prochaine opération n’est qu’une question de temps. continue reading ›
November 27, 2014

Note To Adelson: An Occupying Regime Is Neither Democratic, Nor Jewish

by YEHUDA SHAUL in The Jewish Week
While democracy is not an imperative feature of Israel for Adelson, Judaism is. To understand his vision of the Jewish state’s character, there is no need to activate one’s imagination or search in far away places. It is enough to visit Hebron. continue reading ›
September 1, 2014

How we grew up: an Israeli veteran on the dehumanising power of military control

by YEHUDA SHAUL in New Statesman
Yehuda Shaul writes of how he and his friends learned to glorify power, and lost their ability to see Palestinians as people whose lives are no less valuable. Now, he and hundreds of others are working to end the occupation. continue reading ›
August 6, 2014

Hamas Is A Cruel Enemy, But What Have We Become?

by YEHUDA SHAUL in The Jewish Week
As an Israeli citizen who loves his home, I hope that many other citizens will join me in calling on Israel to stop this practice of bombing homes with their inhabitants inside – an act that causes unreasonable harm to Gazan civilians. We must stop sending our friends and our soldiers on operations that will definitively harm civilians. continue reading ›
August 3, 2014

En nombre de la defensa

by YEHUDA SHAUL in La Marea
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