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May 7, 2015

‘You cannot fire a mortar and target your enemy precisely – I can say that with confidence’

by ITAY REZNIK in The Journal
As long as we do not demand that our leaders stop using weapons whose use is almost guaranteed to harm an innocent population, we – each and every one of us – will continue to bear the responsibly for the killing of civilians. Including the next time this kind of weaponry is used in the Gaza Strip. continue reading ›
May 7, 2015

We cannot allow the soldiers to bear Israel’s shame alone

by NADAV BIGELMAN in I24news
We cannot allow the soldiers who realized they were sent to Gaza to fire indiscriminately at civilian neighborhoods, to bear the shame of the IDF’s behavior alone. continue reading ›
May 5, 2015

‘Any person you see – shoot to kill’: The IDF doctrine which causes the death of innocent Palestinians

by RON ZAIDEL in The Independent
As a former sniper with the Israeli army, I am calling for for an investigation of the events that took place in Gaza last year continue reading ›
March 15, 2015

The only issue that matters in Israel’s elections

by SHAY DAVIDOVICH in +972 mag
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 ›
February 5, 2015

Israel’s president went to Hebron for all the wrong reasons

by AVNER GVARYAHU
Instead of ignoring the Palestinian stores and homes whose doors the army welded shut, instead of ignoring the racist graffiti and segregation, President Rivlin had an opportunity to look occupation in the eyes. He didn’t. continue reading ›
January 14, 2015

Why do the settlers want to shut us up?

by AVNER GVARYAHU
I saw Israeli citizens living like masters alongside Palestinians living under foreign rule that I helped maintain. Today, when my comrades and I fulfill our civic duty by trying to hold a public debate based on knowledge, Erlich prefers that we keep our mouths shut. continue reading ›
November 27, 2014

Note To Adelson: An Occupying Regime Is Neither Democratic, Nor Jewish

by YEHUDA SHAUL in The Jewish Week
While democracy is not an imperative feature of Israel for Adelson, Judaism is. To understand his vision of the Jewish state’s character, there is no need to activate one’s imagination or search in far away places. It is enough to visit Hebron. continue reading ›
September 1, 2014

How we grew up: an Israeli veteran on the dehumanising power of military control

by YEHUDA SHAUL in New Statesman
Yehuda Shaul writes of how he and his friends learned to glorify power, and lost their ability to see Palestinians as people whose lives are no less valuable. Now, he and hundreds of others are working to end the occupation. continue reading ›
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