Knesset ratifies Breaking the Silence law banning group from schools

July 17, 2018 by  
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The Knesset ratified the so-called “Breaking the Silence Law” overnight between Monday and Tuesday, giving Education Minister Naftali Bennett the authority to prevent organisations that “act against the IDF” from addressing school groups or entering state-funded schools.

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Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks to launch book on Israel’s 50-year occupation

May 14, 2018 by  
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The New Israel Fund Australia is to launch K​ingdom of Olives and Ash,​ a collection of essays exploring the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. Read more

Examining Breaking the Silence

June 23, 2015 by  
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To be the only democracy in the Middle East, possessing the most moral army in the world, is a noble aspiration. Read more

Partners in Hate…writes Michael Kuttner

June 19, 2015 by  
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We have just arrived back in Israel from a vacation in Switzerland. Read more

My unpleasant evening with ‘Breaking the Silence’…writes Hen Mazzig

April 11, 2014 by  
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I recently attended a disturbing lecture at Washington University in St. Louis. It was co-sponsored by St. Louis Hillel at Washington University and J Street U. The speaker, a former Israeli soldier with the group “Breaking the Silence” (BtS), misrepresented and demonized the Israel Defense Forces, Israel, and Israeli policy. Read more

Breaking the Silence and NIF tell Australian Jews to “pay up and shut up”

August 30, 2012 by  
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The leaders of the Israeli fringe group known as Breaking the Silence (BtS) specialise in sharp criticism of the IDF, but they show no tolerance when it comes to criticism of their own activities. Their part of the current debate in Australia has been particularly shrill, self-righteous, and lacking in substance….write Gerald Steinberg and Naftali Balanson. Read more

Breaking the Silence replies to the ECAJ

August 29, 2012 by  
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In response to a recent publication by the Israeli veteran organization Breaking the Silence, Dr Danny Lamm, president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, blatantly attacked us – veterans of the Israeli Defense Forces – calling the publication “crude propaganda”…. Read more