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July 2, 2015

June 2015 at Breaking the Silence

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June 30, 2015

Why I Broke the Silence

by NADAV WEIMAN in Haaretz
I was hoping I could use my knowledge to help defend my country, but when the moment of truth arrived, I was sent to the occupied territories to control a civilian population. continue reading ›
June 23, 2015

Breaking the Silence response to the UN report on Operation Protective Edge

Our commitment as an organization is both to the combatants who were sent to Gaza, and to the public that is entitled to receive an honest depiction of the IDF’s policies on the ground. As such, we have never passed our materials onto an investigative body, including the UN investigative committee that released its report on “Protective Edge” this week. continue reading ›
June 1, 2015

May 2015 at Breaking the Silence

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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 17, 2015

The IDF Is Not Living Up To Its Code Of Ethics

by DANA GOLAN in The Jewish Week
Everyone who cares about our path and who refuses to accept tired declarations like, “We had no choice,” as an excuse for the loss of values, must rise up and protest. It is our moral duty to redraw the red lines of the army that operates in our name, and in doing so, uphold the character and values of Israeli society. continue reading ›
May 10, 2015

How I became involved with Breaking the Silence

by AVIHAI STOLLAR in +972 mag
When I ran into an old classmate who suggested that I testify, I told him I had nothing to tell. He insisted, and only then I realized how wrong I was. continue reading ›
May 10, 2015

Chronicle of a tragedy foretold in Gaza

by IDO EVEN PAZ in +972 mag
If there’s one takeaway from the newly published Breaking the Silence report, it’s that the IDF is most certainly not the most moral army in the world. continue reading ›
May 7, 2015

‘You cannot fire a mortar and target your enemy precisely – I can say that with confidence’

by ITAY REZNIK in The Journal
As long as we do not demand that our leaders stop using weapons whose use is almost guaranteed to harm an innocent population, we – each and every one of us – will continue to bear the responsibly for the killing of civilians. Including the next time this kind of weaponry is used in the Gaza Strip. continue reading ›
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