Inside the Israeli Right’s Campaign to Silence an Anti-Occupation Group

For Breaking the Silence, the discovery of a network of spies was just the tip of the iceberg. The small whistle blower organization has found itself at the epicenter of a well-orchestrated, ongoing campaign by a spectrum of right-wing groups, individuals, media outlets, and senior politicians to quash its exposure of Israel’s occupation and human rights violations. The attacks have included incitement and threats. They have been called liars, traitors, and enemies. The political persecution of Breaking the Silence is a testament to the settler right’s consolidation of power and permeation into the mainstream. As one of the sole voices in Israel speaking consistently and clearly against the occupation, a bright red target has been placed on the group’s back.
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