Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence 
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 9:30pm

Kimmel Room 803

One of the most important books on Israel/Palestine in this generation."
- The New York Review of Books

Join J Street U NYU for a conversation with Avner Gvaryahu, a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces, about his experiences as a soldier stationed in the West Bank.

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran Israeli combat soldiers that was established to document testimonies of Israeli soldiers who have served in the Occupied Territories.

Israeli soldiers, the young men and women in the army, know the truth of the occupation better than anyone—they are the people who carry it out. Now, in a monumental book of collective testimony, OUR HARSH LOGIC: Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010 the soldiers speak out and demand to be heard. The soldiers in OUR HARSH LOGIC have gone on the record with their personal experiences to break what they call a conspiracy of silence across Israeli society and to fulfill a moral obligation. Speaking with undeniable authority, they have made a supremely significant contribution to one of the world’s most vexed and intractable conflicts.

We encourage any and all thoughts, questions, and opinions.

Food will be served.

Kimmel Center room 803!