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January 19, 2016

Israeli State-funded Settler Group Sent Private Eye to Spy on Human-rights NGOs

Haaretz investigation: Pro-settlement group Regavim commissioned and paid for private investigation into prominent human-rights lawyer and the organizations he represents. continue reading ›
January 5, 2016

Israel’s Human Rights Activists Aren’t Traitors

With timing that seemed to be coordinated with the release of the video, both the ministers of defense and education announced that Breaking the Silence, a group of Israeli military veterans who oppose the occupation, is now barred from speaking to military units and to schools. Both ministers have smeared the organization as anti-Israel. continue reading ›
January 2, 2016

A danger to Israeli democracy

Israel’s democracy has been a pillar of strength through years of siege. It is not always easy to tolerate or defend groups that criticize the state or those in power, but allowing them to function normally is an important test of democracy, and, ultimately, the mark of an open and free society. continue reading ›
December 16, 2015

Breaking the Silence: Our courageous gatekeepers

Op-ed: The Israeli public should be grateful for soldiers who insist on their Jewish right to maintain ethical standards during or after their military service. continue reading ›
December 14, 2015

Why do so many Israelis hate Breaking the Silence?

The organization of former Israeli soldiers is coming under attack from every direction these days — from the Israel’s president to the defense minister to the police. So what’s the deal? continue reading ›
December 3, 2015

Breaking the Silence Is Indispensable to Israeli Democracy

Instead of giving in to incitement and violence, police must do their duty to protect the organization. continue reading ›
November 30, 2015

Police target second ‘Breaking the Silence’ event in a week

Senior police brass hound venue over minor business license violations. Police shut down a similar Breaking the Silence event last week citing right-wing threats against it. continue reading ›
November 25, 2015

Be’er Sheva Court Bars Talk by Left-wing NGO Breaking The Silence

Breaking the Silence issued a statement saying that the Be'er Sheva police had rewarded "right-wing terror instead of doing its job of maintaining public order." continue reading ›
November 18, 2015

Israeli Soldiers Break Their Silence

Since ending their military service, the veterans of "Breaking the Silence" have fought to end Israel's military occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. To achieve this, they have spent more than a decade collecting hundreds of testimonies from soldiers who served in the occupied Palestinian Territories. continue reading ›
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