6 thoughts on “Breaking the Silence Photo Exhibit Tours U.S. – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. Your piece in the Forward is excellent. Congratulations on the fine calibration of your moral self-restraint. I’m not being sarcastic or ironic – in this matter, you have to calculate your emotional and moral tone as carefully as a spin bowler calculates the amount and direction of spin he puts on a ball.

  2. Congratulations on your piece in the ‘Forward’.

    In my view, this is what happens in a conflict, and the longer the duration, the worse it becomes.
    One needs to dehumanize the “enemy”.

    Every war has this phenomena: in WW2 there were the “Krauts” and the “Japs”, in Vietnam “gooks” etc. In Vietnam, our soldiers, boys from small town Indiana, Kansas, etc. had to learn to kill people, to burn village hooches, to “interrogate”.

    A long drawn out conflict, the atmosphere of fear, the need for revenge, brings out the worst in humanity. Jews, nor Arabs, are immune. We are all simply human anyhow.

    Strange comments on the ‘Forward’ page by the by…

  3. As an aside, anytime I try to comment at the Huffington Post and mention or add a link for “Breaking the Silence”, the comments get blocked or scrubbed. Nothing like having hordes of sympathetic gatekeepers doing the bidding of those who would rather not have any disruption of the Israeli “official narrative.”

  4. As an aside, anytime I try to comment at the Huffington Post and mention or add a link for “Breaking the Silence”, the comments get blocked or scrubbed. Nothing like having hordes of sympathetic gatekeepers doing the bidding of those who would rather not have any disruption of the Israeli “official narrative.”

    However, the ever brilliant reporter Max Blumenthal has linked to “Breaking the Silence” in the past on his own blog.

    June 23 2004: Absolutely Disgusting: Art Gallery Raided By Israeli Defense Forces, Artists Detained
    From Haaretz (http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/objects/pages/PrintArticleEn.jhtml?itemNo=442123):

    The Israel Defense Force’s Military Police on Tuesday raided the “Breaking the Silence” exhibit of photographs taken by Nahal Brigade soldiers during their military service in Hebron, confiscating a folder containing the clips of articles about the exhibit and a videotape with statements made by some 70 soldiers about their experiences in the West Bank city. The four reservist soldiers who initiated and organized the exhibit were also summoned to interrogations Wednesday by Military Police.

    The army said the raid was meant to uncover evidence of violence and vandalism done to Palestinians and their property. The reservists who organized the show said the army was trying to intimidate and silence those soldiers who gave evidence about brutality in Hebron and to silence any other soldiers who planned to give evidence about what they have seen take place in that city.

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