A Window into Hebron: A Virtual Tour with Breaking the Silence - New Israel Fund Australia

A Window into Hebron: A Virtual Tour with Breaking the Silence

Tue 27 Jul 2021 at 7:30pm - 9pm


Contact Sharon Berger ( 0438 262 120) for more information.

Join NIF Australia and Breaking the Silence for a virtual tour of Hebron's city centre. Hebron is the second largest Palestinian city in the West Bank. It is the only Palestinian city with an Israeli settlement in the heart of it.

This interactive evening will use videos, maps, soldiers' testimonies and photos to transplant you to this contentious city. 

We will be joined by the head of Breaking the Silence Avner Gvaryahu and their head of education Becca Strober as well as a local Palestinian activist Murad Amro. There will be an opportunity for live Q&A. 

The tour includes:

  1. The gravesite of Baruch Goldstein in Kiryat Arba
  2. Tomb of the Patriarchs square
  3. The former wholesale market
  4. Shuhada Street
  5. The four Israeli settlements in Hebron
  6. A visit with a Palestinian non-violent activist Murad Amro.

By signing up for this virtual tour you agree that NIF Australia will share your contact details with Breaking the Silence.

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Breaking the Silence is an organisation of veteran soldiers who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the occupied Palestinian territories. Founded in 2004, they endeavour to stimulate public debate about the price paid for a reality in which young soldiers face a civilian population on a daily basis, and are engaged in the control of that population’s everyday life. Their work aims to bring an end to the occupation.

Avner Gvaryahu ​was born in the Israeli city of Rehovot and raised in the religious-Zionist community. During his army service, he served in the special forces of the paratroopers brigade, where he attained the rank of staff sergeant. A year after he was discharged he joined Breaking the Silence as a researcher and tour guide with a focus on working with world Jewry and later became director of Public Outreach. He has been the organisation’s executive director since August 2017. Avner holds a BA in social work from Tel Aviv University and an MA from the Institute for the Study of Human Rights in Columbia University.

Rebecca (Becca) Strober was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She moved to Israel in 2007 and served as a shooting instructor during her army service. She holds a Masters Degree in Political Communication from Tel Aviv University. Becca joined Breaking the Silence as Director of Education in June 2018.

Murad Amro is from Palestine, born and raised in Hebron, where he still lives and works. He works for the Hebron Municipality as an agronomist and is an active member of the movement, Youth Against Settlements since 2007.