Shaun SacksClick here for full article.


BtS is an NGO comprised of former soldiers, which publishes testimonies from combatants claiming to have witnessed or heard about wrongdoings during their military service. BtS activists travel the world appearing in parliaments, on university campuses, media platforms, and absurdly biased UN frameworks, all while claiming to “expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories.”

…The group abandons Israeli society and alienates its supporters by presenting anecdotal, anonymous (in most cases), and unverifiable allegations of misconduct committed by soldiers to an international audiences unfamiliar with Israeli military nuance and the complicated nature of combatting terror groups.

Instead of working in Israel, BtS world tours feed the vicious BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaign targeting Israel, by working with groups that support BDS.

BtS activists are free to exercise their right to free speech and association, but this does not render them immune to informed criticism and repercussion. But it also must face the consequences of soliciting funds from foreign governments that wish to force political change on Israeli society and associating with BDS supporters. Accordingly, Breaking the Silence is regarded by the majority of Israelis, including centrist politicians, as merely another politicized NGO using the language of human rights in order to tap into the lucrative market of hostile NGOs that travel the world demonizing the Jewish State.