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Israeli soldiers talk about the occupied territories



July 10, 2013

High Court orders state: Reopen probe of U.S. citizen wounded in West Bank protest

Court responding to petition charging that nobody questioned the Border Police soldier who fired the tear-gas canister that cracked Tristan Anderson's skull in 2009. continue reading ›
July 9, 2013

Gaza’s future music stars face a discordant journey to summer camp

When you’re a child musician from Gaza, not a rock star like recent Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf, the Israeli army labels you a security risk, and getting to Ramallah is a far more arduous journey. continue reading ›
July 5, 2013

A day in Jinba, the tiny Palestinian village about to become a huge IDF training zone

Everything seems to be forbidden here; only the water tower of Avigail, the vineyards of Sussia, the cowsheds of the Maon Farm and the home of Mitzpe Yair are apparently permitted. continue reading ›
June 26, 2013

Israeli authors campaign against eviction of West Bank villagers

David Grossman, Amos Oz and AB Yehoshua are among 24 writers calling for reprieve for villages in South Hebron hills continue reading ›
June 25, 2013

Why Firing Zone 918 is Relevant Today

The gathering was organized by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and Breaking the Silence, among others. And it was an answer to the rallying cry of a group of Israeli authors who had signed a letter penned by one of their number—David Grossman—who called to all "those who are still able to listen" to "do something to bend back the occupation's giant, cruel hand," this time in Firing Zone 918. continue reading ›
June 20, 2013

Breaking the Silence in the forward

"by speaking out about the nature of the occupation and what it does to generations of young people serving in the IDF, these women are doing something far more provocative. For their honestly, they merit the gratitude of all of us who care about Israel." continue reading ›
June 16, 2013

Breaking the Silence in The independent

Gil Hillel, and activist in Breaking the Silence, writes about the routine of occupation. continue reading ›
June 11, 2013

The soldiers’ stories that Israel lacks the courage to hear

Testimonies from former Israeli soldiers have failed to touch the Israeli public or change the state’s policies. The IDF gives an ‘explanation’ for why it ignores these and all other occupation stories told by the men and women of Breaking the Silence. continue reading ›
June 10, 2013

Former female Israeli soldiers break their silence

This campaign is of special significance to me because it gives voice to the women who comprise Israel’s army and its mechanism for continued occupation and oppression, happening within a society (local and global) in which, as women, they already exist in a gender power dynamic of systematic discrimination and violence. continue reading ›
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