November 19, 2019

Episode 156: Breaking the Silence CEO

Photo by Joe Mabel

It is an ideal of most societies to support and respect those who defend it – namely, the police and the military. That is why when someone speaks out against these institutions, things get a bit heated. Today, in many societies there are indeed movements that put into question the integrity of these institutions.

Here in Israel, one of the most controversial organizations, Breaking the Silence, has made it its mission to, “expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. […] to stimulate public debate about the price paid for a reality in which young soldiers face a civilian population on a daily basis, and are engaged in the control of that population’s everyday life. [their] work aims to bring an end to the occupation.”

Avner Gvaryahu served in the Orev Unit in the Paratroopers and is currently the Executive Director of Breaking the Silence. We are excited to be joined by Avner today on the podcast to talk about our troops and the morality (or immorality) of the occupation.

Breaking the Silence website
Avner’s Twitter

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