(REUTERS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened on Monday to cancel a meeting with Germany’s foreign minister if he sits down with a left-wing rights group.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Knesset approved on a preliminary reading a bill that would prevent a controversial organization of Israeli army veterans from entering Israelis schools. The legislation passed Wednesday by a vote of 51-17 targets Breaking the Silence, which collects former soldiers’ testimonies, some published anonymously, that accuse the Israeli military of using excessive force…
As the 50 year anniversary of the Six Day War and the ongoing military Occupation that followed it approaches, it is about time we on the Left act with the same audacity as our political opponents, argues Avner Gvaryahu.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett proposed legislation that would prevent the left-wing group Breaking the Silence from entering Israelis schools. Bennett, the head of the right wing Jewish Home Party, proposed an amendment to the State Education Law that would prevent speakers from a school if “there is concern that their activity could…
It probably feels good to sit in the comfort of your Long Island living room and send money to expand Beit El. But your children weren’t among the Israeli soldiers and police officers who faced Beit El settlers throwing rocks and burning tires during last year’s demolition of two illegal buildings there.
A North American human rights rabbinic group and a controversial organization of Israeli Defense Forces veterans have joined forces to offer daylong learning trips to the West Bank and Gaza.
The Israeli state attorney general is taking Breaking the Silence to court to reveal the identities of the soldiers who testified to the organization as part of the state’s war crimes investigation, a move that the group says will severely undermine the work it does.
Students who believe Breaking the Silence promulgates dangerous fictions are nonetheless glad that the group spoke at Columbia Hillel. Here’s why.
The soldiers of Breaking the Silence are often accused of ‘airing Israel’s dirty laundry.’ But what if that can actually help the pro-Israel cause?
They’ve been banned from Israel’s schools and forbidden from speaking to Israeli soldiers. Israel’s prime minister denounced them from the floor of Knesset. A right-wing group has accused them of being foreign moles.