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August 8, 2016

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

by YULI NOVAK in 972mag
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 ›
May 13, 2016

Blood Soiled Hands and the Dreams of Our Fathers (On Israel Independence Day)

by YEHUDA SHAUL in Jewschool
There are those who purport to describe our protracted military occupation of the territories as a ‘’temporary project,’’ and as a necessary part of our “security.” It is hard to take this claim seriously. continue reading ›
March 23, 2016

Bibi, Leave My Grandparents Out of Your Politics

by YULI NOVAK in Haaretz
I work for Breaking the Silence. But why should my grandparents be woken up by a 1 A.M. phone call telling them their granddaughter is a whore? Will anyone end the incitement? continue reading ›
March 14, 2016

Let’s Talk About the Occupation in (American) English

by AVNER GVARYAHU in Haaretz
Ari Shavit’s strategies for bridging the gap between U.S. Jews and Israel effectively act to obscure the line that separates Israel from the occupied territories. That line is what Breaking the Silence seeks to protect. continue reading ›
February 21, 2016

Political persecution won’t stop us from breaking our silence

by YULI NOVAK in +972 Magazine
The orchestrated onslaught against Israeli anti-occupation groups have led to death threats and physical attacks. But we will not be scared — we are determined to save our country from the same messianic, nationalistic, and racist forces that harm it. continue reading ›
February 11, 2016

Breaking the Silence: toward a moral army and a moral country

by ACHIYA SCHATZ in Jerusalem Post
We turn to our society and to the Israeli leadership with two demands: first, assume responsibility to remain aware of the nature of the missions you send us out to carry out and what they entail. Second, change the mission. continue reading ›
December 3, 2015

The right and duty to break silence

by ACHIYA SCHATZ
It seems that today, more than any time in the past, the Israeli public is split between two rival camps. One camp champions radical nationalism with populist and racist messaging, some of whom have no problem with violence – whether physical or verbal, institutional or spontaneous. This is a camp that sees every critical statement that opposes its worldview as tantamount to treason. continue reading ›
November 22, 2015

MK Shaked’s New Bill Stigmatizes, Constrains Left-Wing Israeli NGOs

by AVNER GVARYAHU in The Jewish Week
Without anti- occupation organizations, who will constantly try to remind Israelis that the occupation continues after each military operation? Who will fight to talk about the context of the violence? Who will try to take responsibility and create future change? Read more at http://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial-opinion/opinion/mk-shakeds-new-bill-stigmatizes-constrains-left-wing-israeli-ngos#zzUOc9RzZRYg5kG8.99 continue reading ›
November 2, 2015

The only way to end the violence in Hebron

by YEHUDA SHAUL in +972 Magazine
They tell us that terror and violence must be met with force, and if that doesn’t work — then even more force. But the military occupation of Hebron has not achieved security for either its Jewish or Palestinian residents. continue reading ›
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