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September 22, 2015

A 48-Year Long Sin

As a Jew, an Israeli, and a former soldier, I cannot forget, and I expect the same of the society to which I belong. I expect us all to question the orders that guide our soldiers in Gaza. What was the policy that informed these orders? Is this policy decent and correct in our eyes? Perhaps the most painful sin that we have committed this year is our failure to take responsibility for our part in what happened last summer. continue reading ›
July 28, 2015

Breaking the Silence is a legitimate group that should be encouraged, not silenced

The opposition's silence at the increasing attacks on the group reflect the apologetic and fearful tone typical of Israel's new center-left. continue reading ›
July 26, 2015

Lapid slams Kibbutz Movement for inviting Breaking the Silence to address youth

Kibbutz Movement says speakers at event in questions also included IDF officers, group that seeks to promote image of soldiers abroad. continue reading ›
July 21, 2015

‘For the first time in history, Jews can take part in war from home’

Avi Benayahu, who served as IDF Spokesperson during both Operation Cast Lead and the Mavi Marmara incident, explains his worldview and tactics in a lecture obtained by +972 Magazine. continue reading ›
July 17, 2015

Israeli army investigating Gaza incidents reported on by Breaking the Silence

Military does not say which ones it is looking into, but soldiers' testimonies in report include shooting at civilians, destroying property and looting cars. continue reading ›
July 15, 2015

Holding Our Leaders Accountable – Not Soldiers Alone

Israeli political leadership must stop hiding behind the soldiers, as political decisionmakers are the ones who must bear responsibility for the massive amount of fatalities and disproportionate destruction in Gaza. continue reading ›
July 9, 2015

Exploiting anti-Semitism for the occupation’s sake

If we are genuinely interested in combating anti-Semitism, then it is in our best interest to clearly distinguish between what anti-Semitism and legitimate criticism of Israeli policies. This approach will be much more effective in galvanizing civil society and politicians against anti-Semitism. continue reading ›
July 8, 2015

Fmr. Israeli soldiers criticize tactics used in Gaza War

Watch this interview with Avner Gvaryahu, our former head of public outreach, in CNN as we mark one year since Operation Protective Edge. Avner explains how although Israel must protect itself, it must also ask questions about HOW this is done and to make sure that we don't cross our own red lines in the process. continue reading ›
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