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August 22, 2016

For First Time in Decade, Israel Plans to Expand Jewish Settlement in Hebron

Sources familiar with the plan said the land envisioned for new housing only allowed for a handful of homes, Haaretz learns. continue reading ›
August 8, 2016

Elor Azaria is exposing the occupation, but he’s no silence breaker

In testimony at his manslaughter trial for summarily executing a disarmed Palestinian attacker, Elor Azaria is openly describing the violence, de-humanization, hatred, and settler domination that defines the occupation. But make no mistake, he’s not breaking his silence. continue reading ›
July 18, 2016

50 Years of Israeli Occupation, Told Through the Eyes of an Author

Irish author Colm Toibin toured the West Bank last week to collect material for his contribution to an a 2017 anthology. continue reading ›
July 12, 2016

Despite Global Criticism, Israel Approves Contentious ‘NGO Law’

Critics say law, which mandates special requirements for NGOs that get most of their funding from foreign governments, disproportionately targets human rights organizations. continue reading ›
July 11, 2016

For Diaspora Jews, the Occupation Can’t Just Be a Spectator Sport

Seeing the reality of Hebron with groups like Breaking the Silence is important. But it’s even more crucial to take the anti-occupation message back into our Diaspora Jewish communities. continue reading ›
July 1, 2016

Mario Vargas Llosa on democracy in Latin America, chaos in Venezuela and fifty years of Israeli occupation

Their literary reflections on all aspects of life in the territories - from the military court system to Ramallah’s hip-hop scene - will be published in 2017 in an anthology organised by Breaking the Silence, a group of former Israeli soldiers trying to bring public attention to the occupation. continue reading ›
June 30, 2016

New Israel Fund Awards Breaking the Silence an Alternative Prize

$20,000 donation almost four times amount of Ben-Gurion University prize nixed by its president. continue reading ›
June 29, 2016

An Israeli University Teaches a Lesson in Spinelessness

By retracting a prize to Breaking the Silence in the name of 'the consensus', Ben-Gurion University has made a dangerous capitulation to the forces that seek to suppress civil society. continue reading ›
June 26, 2016

Israeli University Nixes Decision to Grant Prize to Breaking the Silence

The anti-occupation NGO was to get a prize for Jewish-Arab understanding until Ben-Gurion University's president overturned her department head's decision. continue reading ›
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