Checks should be made out to “Breaking the Silence” and sent to:
6713206 Tel Aviv
“Breaking the Silence”
Account number 340219, Branch 608 at Hapoalim Bank
SWIFT: POALILIT, Arlozorov, Tel Aviv
US/UK tax deductible donations can be made through our account at Israel Gives (U.S. and U.K. Tax Deductible).
As part of our public work, hoping to make the public aware of the reality of the occupation, every so often we hold large events:
In 2004, a group of just-released soldiers, who served during the second Intifada and spent a significant part of their service in Hebron, assembled photos they took during their service as well as video testimonies of more than 60 soldiers from various units, and decided to present them to the public. Their main motivation was their understanding that their friends and family at home had no idea what their service looked like and what they were demanded to do in order to enforce Israeli rule over the Palestinian population.
Believing that every citizen in Israel should be aware of what is done in their name in the territories, the group realized that they must share their experiences with the public, and initiated the photo exhibition, named “Breaking the Silence – Israeli soldiers speak about the occupied territories”. The exhibition caused waves, was seen by many, and was presented in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and the Knesset. That was the beginning of Breaking the Silence; in the past 14 years the organization presented numerous similar exhibitions, all with the purpose of presenting the public with a slice of the daily routine in the occupied territories.
At present, a Breaking the Silence exhibition features 100 photographs taken by soldiers during their service in the territories, from 2000 to the present, video testimonies and footage describing the daily routine at a checkpoint by Nablus. An ex-soldier (male or female) that served in the territories and broke the silence, offers a 40-minute guided tour of the exhibition.