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May 5, 2015

Report about Israeli soldiers in 2014 war: ‘If you shoot someone in Gaza, it’s cool’c

A group of Israeli veterans released testimony on Monday collected from more than 60 soldiers of various ranks who fought in Gaza during the war in summer of 2014. continue reading ›
May 4, 2015

Israeli soldiers cast doubt on legality of Gaza military tactics

Testimonies of Israeli combatants about last year’s war show apparent disregard for safety of civilians continue reading ›
April 1, 2015

Likud MK lies to lefty NGO in attempt to discredit it

Posing as IDF reservist, Oren Hazan gives false testimony to Breaking The Silence group on rights abuses by IDF in Gaza continue reading ›
March 30, 2015

​‘IDF use dogs as weapon to terrify Palestinians’

As the Israeli occupation continues and soldiers are told to make their presence felt and terrify Palestinians in the West bank, violence and abuse of innocent people is going to take place, Achiya Schatz from Breaking the Silence, told RT. continue reading ›
March 23, 2015

Want To Fight the Occupation After Bibi’s Victory? Here’s How.

In the United States, Jews who seek an end to the occupation have tended towards various types of activism. At J Street, the discourse is political. At Jewish Voice for Peace, it’s international. This has left the grassroots nonviolent direct action model relatively unexplored by North American Jews. Until now. continue reading ›
March 15, 2015

The only issue that matters in Israel’s elections

I grew up in a settlement. I met more Palestinians that the average Israeli. But it was only during my military service in the West Bank that I realized our 47-year rule over the occupied territories must come to an end. continue reading ›
March 12, 2015


“On one occasion we trashed the house of a Palestinian we thought was a ‘terrorist’ and he and his wife were roughed up and taken out into the street,” recalled Schatz. “We later found out we had the wrong guy. The guy we wanted was living two houses down the road.” continue reading ›
February 26, 2015

Prisoners in our own homes: A look at life in occupied Hebron

Twenty-one years have passed since Baruch Goldstein entered Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs and massacred dozens of Muslim worshippers. Since then, Palestinians in the city have been placed under a harsh regime of separation and movement restriction. Some of us can’t even leave our own homes. continue reading ›
February 7, 2015


On Friday, February 6th, around 70 Israelis went on a tour of the South Hebron Hills, led by the indispensable Breaking the Silence and Ta’ayush, and sparked by the rad group of Jerusalem activists who’ve been organizing actions together since the summer. continue reading ›
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