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June 12, 2014

Silence conceals all sins

Fear not the provocateurs and the agitators but rather the unspeaking, yourselves, 'the silent majority.' continue reading ›
June 12, 2014

What I’ve witnessed in Susiya

I have accompanied the Palestinians of the South Hebron Hills since 700 were expelled in 1999 and returned home by Israel's High Court. Rabbis For Human Rights lawyers currently represent Palestinian Susya against the High Court petition by the Susya settlement and "Regavim" to demolish Palestinian Susya. continue reading ›
June 12, 2014

Breaking the Silence on the Israeli Occupation: 47 Years On

Israeli organization “Breaking the Silence” celebrated their tenth anniversary last week in Habima Square in Tel Aviv with public readings from a selection of the nearly one thousand Israeli Defense Forces soldier testimonies the group has collected since their inception continue reading ›
June 8, 2014

Stories from an occupation: the Israelis who broke silence

A group called Breaking the Silence has spent 10 years collecting accounts from Israeli soldiers who served in the Palestinian territories. To mark the milestone, 10 hours' worth of testimony was read to an audience in Tel Aviv. Here we print some extracts continue reading ›
June 5, 2014

Breaking the silence on Palestine

This year, Israel celebrated its 66th anniversary. For 47 of those years, Israel has maintained military control over the occupied territories. This is not a side project; this is the Israeli national project. continue reading ›
June 5, 2014

‘I realized violence came from settlers, not Palestinians’

On the occasion of 10 years since the founding of Breaking the Silence, a former IDF soldier talks about how he came to understand the immorality of the mission his country sent him on, and Israeli society’s silence surrounding it. continue reading ›
June 5, 2014

Foreign Dispatch: Israeli Settlers Return to Contested ‘Hebron House’

One particular settlement announcement that made headlines in Israel was a development in the tense West Bank city of Hebron. continue reading ›
June 3, 2014

Public reading of soldier testimonies to be held in Tel Aviv on anniversary of occupation

Avner Gvaryahu, spokesperson for the anti-occupation group Breaking the Silence: ‘We want as many public figures as possible to assume responsibility, in broad daylight, for the kind of stories every soldier knows to tell.’ continue reading ›
June 1, 2014

After evicting Palestinians, Israel seeks to legalize outpost in firing zone

State claimed in 2012 that zone is necessary for military purposes, but ignores seven buildings in West Bank outpost which trespass on same area. continue reading ›
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