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Israeli soldiers talk about the occupied territories



December 12, 2012

Shelf Life

How degrading and demeaning has living under military occupation been to Palestinians such as that farmer? The testimonies collected in Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies From the Occupied Territories, 2000–2010 continue reading ›
December 10, 2012

Drying out the Palestinians

Basic moral principles require that Israel cease destroying cisterns that are essential for the existence of dozens of Palestinian communities continue reading ›
December 10, 2012

‘You have to demolish them while they’re small’

So Supreme Court President Asher Grunis said shortly before a partially built mosque in the West Bank was pulled down. continue reading ›
November 30, 2012

The Occupation’s New Witnesses

A new movie and book shed light on the effect of Israel’s military presence in the West Bank on its soldiers continue reading ›
November 14, 2012

House demolitions exploit the powerless in Area C

There is no possibility that Israel’s Civil Administration will fairly and properly plan for Palestinians in Area C if they are not at the table when their fate is decided continue reading ›
November 7, 2012

Israel demolishes two Palestinian homes in Area C

As America celebrated the re-election of Barack Obama, it was business as usual in Israeli-controlled Area C of the West Bank. At least two Palestinian homes were demolished today continue reading ›
November 4, 2012

IDF reprimands settler official over illegal construction

The security official was filmed using his IDF-issued vehicle to transport material used for illegal construction, which violates army regulations. continue reading ›
October 25, 2012

Israeli soldiers breaking the silence on the occupation of Palestine

Former Israeli paratrooper Avner Gvaryahu, now an activist with Breaking The Silence explains to Green Left Weekly's Peter Boyle how 850 former Israeli soldiers have given testimony about the gross injustices against the Palestinian people continue reading ›
October 16, 2012

A song was born: The tale of a controversial tune

Six or seven years ago, I was sitting in Tel Aviv’s Cafe Ginzburg with a man I admire deeply. Mikhael Manekin was then, along with Yehuda Shaul, one of heads of Breaking the Silence. continue reading ›
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