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Defends ‘Breaking The Silence’

Defends ‘Breaking The Silence’

The numerous columns and Letters The Jewish Week has published attacking Breaking the Silence have notable omissions. None of them has acknowledged that members of Breaking the Silence have themselves served in the IDF and that they speak now from inside Israel where they also choose to remain (neither of which is true for most of their “pro-Israel” critics).

Furthermore, the critics fail to show that any of the statements made by Breaking the Silence are not true; the IDF chief of staff has himself praised its accounts for pointing to matters of concern for the IDF. Understandably, its critics don’t like to hear what Breaking the Silence members say — but this is a fault not in the organization but in the conditions it describes.


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