“Their authorities have established machineries of repression to crush dissent,” a report said.
Haaretz was witness to a conversation among interrogators that yielded new details about how interrogators use torture to gain information from prisoners, usually Palestinians.
The issue of torture in Israel has received unusual attention in recent weeks because of the identity of the alleged victims.
Israel and the U.S. have both used brutal interrogation practices, as the recent Senate report noted. But one has been more brutal while the other has tortured more.
Since the release of the CIA torture report, some are suggesting that Jews are to blame for the agency’s torture of detainees. Jesse Lempel explains why that’s so wrong.
Jewish lawmakers and anti-torture umbrella groups with Jewish affiliates expressed dismay at revelations of U.S. torture practices.
Four Orthodox rabbis and one of their sons were indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap and torture Jewish men to force them to grant religious divorces to their wives.
Some communities have resorted to torturing men who refuse to grant their wives a Jewish divorce or a ‘get.’ Michael A. Helfand proposes another way.
After 9/11, when the legitimacy of torture became a topic of fierce media debate, the French Jewish journalist Henri Alleg, who died July 17 at age 91, seemed uncannily prescient.
Présent à la dernière Fête de l’Humanité (2011), Henri Alleg est intervenu en compagnie de Serge Portelli autour de cette question : “la torture française en Algérie restera-t-elle sans condamnation ?” Dans ce court extrait, il explique que le recours à la torture était un secret de polichinelle mais que le pouvoir militaire empêchait tout article ou commentaire public à ce sujet…