Doesn’t Breaking the Silence’s work provide support for Israel’s enemies, including the BDS movement?

A:

It does not:

  • As outlined above, Breaking the Silence demonstrates that there are much more effective ways of fighting against the Occupation than the BDS strategy of delegitimising Israel and boycotting its organisations and thought leaders.
  • In any event, if harm to Israel’s international reputation is caused by the publication of reports about its conduct in the Occupied Territories, that is not because of the reports, it is because the conduct is happening. To blame Breaking the Silence is simply to shoot the messenger. Breaking the Silence’s objective is to bring an end to damaging conduct by Israel’s occupying forces, which can only enhance its international reputation.