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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 ›
October 21, 2015

Israel Cannot Indefinitely Control The Palestinians

by YEHUDA SHAUL in The Jewish Week
Anyone who thinks that Israel can indefinitely control Palestinians by force suffers from this blindness. And whoever fails to understand the connection between this ongoing control and the violence and fear that have returned to our hearts and streets in recent weeks, could lead us toward more severe disaster than that which we are already experiencing. continue reading ›
October 13, 2015

We Won’t Be Silenced

by RON ZAYDEL in Haaretz
Our appeal to the Israeli public is derived from the understanding that, in a democratic country, the public citizenry is responsible for the policies and actions of their state, and it’s the same public’s responsibility to change the path along which it chooses to walk continue reading ›
September 24, 2015

A 48-Year Long Sin

by NADAV BIGELMAN in The Times of Israel
As a Jew, an Israeli, and a former soldier, I cannot forget, and I expect the same of the society to which I belong. I expect us all to question the orders that guide our soldiers in Gaza. What was the policy that informed these orders? Is this policy decent and correct in our eyes? Perhaps the most painful sin that we have committed this year is our failure to take responsibility for our part in what happened last summer. continue reading ›
June 30, 2015

Why I Broke the Silence

by NADAV WEIMAN in Haaretz
I was hoping I could use my knowledge to help defend my country, but when the moment of truth arrived, I was sent to the occupied territories to control a civilian population. continue reading ›
May 26, 2015

Conflict in Gaza is all part of Israel’s indirect system of control over Palestinians

by YEHUDA SHAUL in New Statesman
2014’s Operation Protective Edge was just the latest in a long list of operations used by the IDF to “cut the grass” in the region. continue reading ›
May 17, 2015

The IDF Is Not Living Up To Its Code Of Ethics

by DANA GOLAN in The Jewish Week
Everyone who cares about our path and who refuses to accept tired declarations like, “We had no choice,” as an excuse for the loss of values, must rise up and protest. It is our moral duty to redraw the red lines of the army that operates in our name, and in doing so, uphold the character and values of Israeli society. continue reading ›
May 10, 2015

How I became involved with Breaking the Silence

by AVIHAI STOLLAR in +972 mag
When I ran into an old classmate who suggested that I testify, I told him I had nothing to tell. He insisted, and only then I realized how wrong I was. continue reading ›
May 10, 2015

Chronicle of a tragedy foretold in Gaza

by IDO EVEN PAZ in +972 mag
If there’s one takeaway from the newly published Breaking the Silence report, it’s that the IDF is most certainly not the most moral army in the world. continue reading ›
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