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from 'Haaretz'
23 09 20
from 'Haaretz'

Israel's Deals With Gulf States Normalize Immorality. An Ethical Left Shouldn’t Accept Them

23 09 20

By signing an accord with the UAE and Bahrain, Netanyahu aims to 'rise above the conflict' with the Palestinians rather than solve it. An op-ed by Breaking the Silence Executive Director Avner Gvaryahu

16 09 20

Mission: Instilling Fear

16 09 20

Using improvised explosives to create 'deterrence' shouldn't surprise us: it's an integral part of the IDF's mission to instill fear in the Palestinian...

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from 'Times of Israel'
06 09 20
from 'Times of Israel'

Why didn’t the Settler-Right Start Breaking the Silence?

06 09 20

Even though they've expressed a willingness to take on the mantle of defending human rights, the settler-right has never managed to do that. Avner Gvaryahu asks - why not?

from '+972 Magazine'
28 07 20
from '+972 Magazine'

Annexation cuts Palestinians out of the equation

28 07 20

Israel's West Bank plans are driven by the logic of the Gaza Disengagement: control Palestinian land while shirking responsibility for its people.

from 'Business Insider'
26 07 20
from 'Business Insider'

Ex-Israeli soldier now believes treatment of Palestinians is immoral

26 07 20

A young man left London to join Israel's army because he wanted to defend the Jewish people but now believes the treatment of Palestinians is morally wrong

from 'SFR Presse'
16 07 20
from 'SFR Presse'

L’alternative au Silence (French)

16 07 20

Lorsque j’ai fait mon service militaire, j’ai ressenti un décalage énorme entre ce que je pensais savoir des Territoires palestiniens et la réalité que je voyais de mes yeux.

from 'Justice and Judaism'
12 07 20
from 'Justice and Judaism'

Justice and Occupation

12 07 20

Having grown up with a deeply-ingrained connection to the People, Land and State of Israel, it's difficult for me to look at what's going on in the occupied territories today

from 'Jewschool'
05 07 20
from 'Jewschool'

Whither — or Wither — Morality?

05 07 20

As we stand in the moment where the immorality underlying the Occupation is set to be cemented into permanent reality through Annexation, it is reasonable to ask — how do we deal with morality?

from 'Ha'aretz'
04 07 20
from 'Ha'aretz'

Annexation Apologists’ Most Misleading Claims – and How to Debunk Them

04 07 20

From Netanyahu to Kushner, apologists for Israel’s annexation of the West Bank are pushing word games, distraction and delay to make the morally and legally indigestible seem reasonable

16 09 20

Mission: Instilling Fear

16 09 20

Using improvised explosives to create 'deterrence' shouldn't surprise us: it's an integral part of the IDF's mission to instill fear in the Palestinian...

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Testimonies
video How do you build a grenade launcher post in a Palestinian house? video

How do you build a grenade launcher post in a Palestinian house?

Number: 84766


Unit: Nahal Brigade


Rank: Sergeant First Class


Place: Gaza strip


Period: Operation Protective Edge 2014


testimony

An easy way to explain it to the soldiers

When you say to a soldier, ‘let’s enter a house just to get to know...

Number: 4316

Rank: Captain


Area: Hebron


You come with force and grab someone, and you pin him to the wall, so of course he hates you

The random checks had an operational rationale that actually sent a message...

Number: 4317

Rank: Captain


Area: Hebron


We’re waging a ‘just war.’

You enter the house, just another family, and you see the furious look...

Number: 4321

Rank: First Sergeant


Unit: Paratroopers


Area: Nablus area


Crazy situations

The mom comes in, doesn’t understand why a soldier is letting her do...

Number: 3731

Rank: Lieutenant


Unit: Nahal, 932nd Battalion


Area: Hebron