How does Breaking the Silence work with the IDF?


BTS’s mission is to expose the realities of the indignity and injustice in occupying people for more than 50 years, including the heavy price paid by Israeli servicemen and women and Israeli society more broadly, with the ultimate goal of bringing about a change of government policy and ending the Occupation.

The IDF is an instrument of this policy, not the architect of it – its duty is to carry out the defence policies of Israel’s government of the day. It is the government, not the IDF, that has the power to make policy changes. BTS does not try to influence IDF servicemen and women about the way in which they carry out their difficult work.