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from 'Foreign Affairs'
04 03 24
from 'Foreign Affairs'

The Myth of Israel’s “Moral Army”

04 03 24

"There is no quick fix for Israel’s wrongdoings, since they are all symptoms of the same root cause: Israel’s absolute prioritization of “managing the conflict” and deferring any real solution, no matter how many civilians—Palestinian or Israeli—are harmed."

from 'NPR'
25 02 24
from 'NPR'

In the West Bank, U.S. sanctions on Israeli settlers are having an impact

25 02 24

"We're on our way to the South Hebron Hills with our guide, Nadav Weiman. Once an Israeli army special forces sniper, today, Weiman is part of an organization called Breaking the Silence, made up of former soldiers speaking out against their country's occupation of the West Bank, home to 3 million Palestinians."

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from 'NPR'
19 02 24
from 'NPR'

Israeli settlers are guarding the West Bank. Palestinians say it's worsening violence

19 02 24

"He said he was at the checkpoint, so maybe he was held up," says Joel Carmel, an ex-Israeli soldier and peace activist, as he stands with a small group of journalists at the gate to Amro's house.

from 'Jewish Currents'
13 02 24
from 'Jewish Currents'

Israel’s Crackdown on Hebron

13 02 24

“What started as a small temporary closure spread and spread, and as soon as there was an excuse, it became a permanent closure,” said Nadav Weiman, senior director of the Israeli human rights group Breaking the Silence.

from 'Jerusalem Post'
24 01 24
from 'Jerusalem Post'

Israeli control over Gaza would be deadly for Israelis and Palestinians

24 01 24

"On August 22, 2005, I was among the last soldiers to close the gate as we left Netzarim settlement in the Gaza Strip, for the last time. We had served there for a year and a half of what could only be described as hell."

from 'The Daily Beast'
25 12 23
from 'The Daily Beast'

I Served in the IDF in the 2014 War in Gaza. The Friends I Lost There Should Have Been the Last Ones.

25 12 23

"We are the soldiers who served the Israeli concept of “managing the conflict” and the endless rounds-of-fighting policy."

from 'MSNBC'
24 12 23
from 'MSNBC'

Former Israeli sniper says war on Gaza is strengthening Hamas

24 12 23

"Indiscriminate bombing is not a way forward, definitely not a way to shift public opinion within the Strip. But also not a way to move forward to a day after, where we don’t conduct our relationship with Palestinians in the West Bank or Gaza through the scope of our gun,"

from 'NPR'
05 12 23
from 'NPR'

An Israeli man remembers his Gazan friend

05 12 23

"Here, they try to convince you that everyone in Gaza are just monsters that want to kill you because you're Jewish. And here, I know someone who lives there. He wasn't looking for trouble. He wasn't hurting anyone. And when he died, something kind of broke inside because it made it more difficult to hold on to this belief that we can make things better."

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28 11 23 Learning from Israel’s past Gaza Strip invasions
from 'Our Newsletter'

Learning from Israel’s past Gaza Strip invasions

28 11 23

04 04 22

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video Why I Break the Silence video

Why I Break the Silence

Number: 47913


Unit: Armored Corps


Rank: First Sergeant


Period: 2000


testimony

The settlers always wanted us to move the Palestinians as far away as possible

The settlers always wanted, there was this unwritten law, that the Palestinians...

Number: 4325

Rank: First Sergeant


Unit: Nahal, 50th Battalion


Area: Nablus area


Where I saw violence in Hebron?

The mission there is not to maintain order; the mission there is to enforce...

Number: 3730

Rank: Lieutenant


Unit: Nahal, 932nd Battalion


Area: Hebron


If they resist even a bit, then you pin them to the wall

If he’s between the ages we like – fresh, between 20 and 30 – you...

Number: 4377

Rank: First Sergeant


Unit:


Area: Hebron


I WOULD SAY THAT IT ISN’T ETHICAL THAT IT ACCEPTS GIFTS FROM THE JEWISH COMMUNITY

If a kid from the Jewish Community comes and starts beating up a Palestinian,...

Number: 4319

Rank: Major


Area: Hebron