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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 ›
June 30, 2015

Why I Broke the Silence

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 25, 2015

Israel’s far right seeks to cripple human rights groups which monitor government and army abuses in Occupied Territories

Questions about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government’s commitment to democracy have intensified with the reintroduction of a bill designed to cripple the Israeli human rights groups that monitor government and army practices in the Occupied Territories. continue reading ›
June 18, 2015

Breaking the Silence and its slanderers

Recently I’ve been asking myself: If Breaking the Silence had been around when I was still a conscript or reservist, before I became a journalist and had my own platform, would I have sat down with their interviewers? I’d like to think that I would continue reading ›
June 16, 2015

Occupation is the problem, not the people talking about it

Israel’s Foreign Ministry is going after Israeli human rights and anti-occupation activists overseas. Doing so will only make things worse for Israel. continue reading ›
June 14, 2015

Israeli veterans group Breaking the Silence comes under criticism amid boycott threat

An organization of former Israeli soldiers dedicated to shedding light on the dark side of the country's military is coming increasingly under fire, roiling a country in the grips of a battle against the burgeoning threat of international isolation and boycotts. continue reading ›
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