(Photo: Breaking the Silence)

Moral cost of Israeli occupation of Palestine

Commentary by Israeli activist Dana Golan

| Mar 5, 2010

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran Israel Defense Force soldiers who served in the occupied Palestinian territories and who are critical of their government’s treatment of Palestinians.

Since its founding in 2004, it has has collected and published testimonies from more than 700 male and female soldiers, with the goal of providing an accurate depiction of what it means to be an occupier and to control Palestinian citizens on a daily basis.

Dana Golan is their executive director. She served in the IDF as part of the mandatory military service that all young Israelis must complete. As an 18 year old, she served in the city of Hebron, the largest city in the West Bank, for seven months as part of her 2-1/2 year mandatory service. She spoke on KGNU‘s “Morning Magazine” on Thursday March 4.


Dana Golan of Breaking the Silence on KGNU, 3/4/2010 (MP3, 3 min 44 sec)

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Play all of the March 4 “Morning Magazine” program from KGNU’s website.