Former IDF soldier Avner Gvaryahu of Breaking the Silence is on a US Tour from Israel to discuss the new book, "Our Harsh Logic – Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010".
Support for Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory—both internationally and within Israel itself—rests on the belief that the Israeli army’s presence in the West Bank and Gaza is essentially protective, aimed at safeguarding the country from terror. But Israeli soldiers themselves tell a profoundly different story. In this landmark work, which includes more than a hundred soldiers’ testimonies collected over a decade, what emerges is a broad policy that is as much offensive as defensive. In their own words, the soldiers reveal in vivid detail how key planks of the army’s program have served to accelerate Israeli acquisition of Palestinian land, cripple all normal political and social life, and ultimately thwart the possibility of Palestinian independence.
Event begins at 6:00PM
Presented by: Jewish Voice for Peace—DC Metro Chapter
Featured Artist(s): Avner Gvaryahu