Breaking the Silence
Our Harsh Logic:
Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010
with AVNER GVARYAHU and ODED NA'AMAN
Co-sponsored by Boston Review and by Friends of Breaking the Silence
This event includes a book signing
October 16, 2013
7:00 PM ET
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome AVNER GVARYAHU and ODED NA'AMAN of Breaking the Silence for a discussion of Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010, co-sponsored by Boston Review and by Friends of Breaking the Silence.
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 hundreds of 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.
Taking aim at a silence of complicity that perpetuates the justification for occupation, the soldiers who speak out here offer a gripping and immediate record of oppression. Powerful and incontrovertible, Our Harsh Logic is a supremely significant contribution to one of the world’s most vexed conflicts.
“One of the most important books on Israel/Palestine in this generation.”—The New York Review of Books
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