Breaking the Silence : La chasse aux sorcières s’intensifie …

La chasse aux sorcières s’intensifie: qui l’Union européenne soutiendra-t-elle? Les ONG israéliennes qui luttent contre le système de l’occupation (Breaking The Silence, Betselem, Amnesty, New Profile, Taayoush, etc.) ou un gouvernement fascisant?

On Monday night – 18/07/2018 – the Knesset passed a second and third reading of the so-called Breaking the Silence Law, which grants the minister of education absolute authority to prevent individual organizations or activists from entering schools if they partake in activities that promote political action against the State of Israel, or prosecution of IDF soldiers abroad.

The following are some important things to know about this law:

A.
In Israel, at the age of 18 youth are obliged to enlist in the army and serve for three years. Some will go to serve in the occupied territories, some won’t return from there. The Israeli government decided to do everything in its power to ensure that these youth don’t hear what they’re going to do during their service, from the soldiers they themselves sent there.

B.
The law is phrased ambiguously and grants the minister of education broad censorship authority over the content that enters schools in Israel. The night the law was passed, at the last minute, a clause was added that would prevent entry to classrooms on behalf of organizations that act to promote « political proceedings against the State of Israel. »

The term is so broad that it may apply to any institution, organization, or activist who has presented information, provided a lecture, or expressed their position to a member of parliament, foreign institution, or political body – and within those contexts, promoted criticism of policies, including those that amount to condemnation of, or opposition to, the Israeli government.

C.
None of this will help them, nor will it stop us.
We’re here to talk about the occupation. Each of us served in the occupied territories. We arrested children, invaded homes in the middle of the night, and « disrupted daily routines » at checkpoints.

Each of us witnessed how occupation is carried out, and upon our release discovered that within the borders of Israel, no one really knows what goes on there. So, no, this law won’t shut us up. Yesterday we took another group of young people from Taglit-Birthright on a tour of Hebron. Next week we’re taking three groups of youth on tours before they enlist to serve in the occupied territories.

D.
And that’s the best answer to this law. Angry? Come on a tour with us and bring your friends. Want to do something? Host us for an intimate lecture in your home.
And share.

Breaking the Silence

« This law is a glaring example of the way efforts to silence opposition to the occupation are undermining our entire democratic structure. Now, freedom of expression is being limited to the education minister’s position – that is, to the commissar’s political views. »

Read the full article here: https://goo.gl/F4QURP

"Breaking the Silence Law"

On Monday night, the Knesset passed a second and third reading of the so-called Breaking the Silence Law, which grants the minister of education absolute authority to prevent individual organizations or activists from entering schools if they partake in activities that promote political action against the State of Israel, or prosecution of IDF soldiers abroad.The following are some important things to know about this law:A.In Israel, at the age of 18 youth are obliged to enlist in the army and serve for three years. Some will go to serve in the occupied territories, some won't return from there. The Israeli government decided to do everything in its power to ensure that these youth don’t hear what they're going to do during their service, from the soldiers they themselves sent there.B.The law is phrased ambiguously and grants the minister of education broad censorship authority over the content that enters schools in Israel. The night the law was passed, at the last minute, a clause was added that would prevent entry to classrooms on behalf of organizations that act to promote "political proceedings against the State of Israel."The term is so broad that it may apply to any institution, organization, or activist who has presented information, provided a lecture, or expressed their position to a member of parliament, foreign institution, or political body – and within those contexts, promoted criticism of policies, including those that amount to condemnation of, or opposition to, the Israeli government.C.None of this will help them, nor will it stop us.We're here to talk about the occupation. Each of us served in the occupied territories. We arrested children, invaded homes in the middle of the night, and "disrupted daily routines" at checkpoints.Each of us witnessed how occupation is carried out, and upon our release discovered that within the borders of Israel, no one really knows what goes on there. So, no, this law won’t shut us up. Yesterday we took another group of young people from Taglit-Birthright on a tour of Hebron. Next week we're taking three groups of youth on tours before they enlist to serve in the occupied territories. D.And that's the best answer to this law. Angry? Come on a tour with us and bring your friends. Want to do something? Host us for an intimate lecture in your home. And share.

Gepostet von Breaking the Silence am Mittwoch, 18. Juli 2018

 

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