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Tue Dec 15, 2015, 11:05 AM

 

Why do so many Israelis hate Breaking the Silence?

http://972mag.com/why-do-so-many-israelis-hate-breaking-the-silence/114763/

But letís take a look at the accusations against Breaking the Silence one by one:

The first claim, which in my mind is the most important and most critical accusation to refute, is that Breaking the Silence is not credible. The organizationís critics come up with all sorts of reasons why the organization isnít credible, but there is one rebuttal that is awfully difficult to refute: In the 11 years that Breaking the Silence has collected and published testimonies, there has not been one instance in which a serious error, or a fabrication, has been found in their published testimonies.

That is no insignificant point. That needs to be the heart of the debate. An organization that publishes hundrds of testimonies, which works with more than 1,000 soldiers, which has dealt with very complicated subject matter for 11 years ó not a single fabricated published testimony has ever been found. No court of law in any land can boast of such a record. And that is despite a number of attempts to fool the organization by giving them false testimonies. Their researchers and fact-checkers seem to have a perfect record of catching fabrications before publication.

That astounding success is the result of the massive investment Breaking the Silence makes in every single testimony. As the organizationís director of research has written here in the past, every testimony that a soldier or former soldier gives is fact-checked, the background of the incident or testimony is verified along with the identity of the testifier him or herself (and that they are not an aspiring politician looking to make a name for himself), and then the entire testimony is corroborated with any available information ó both from other soldiersí testimonies and open source information. Some of the most hair-raising testimonies collected by Breaking the Silence were never published because the organization could not independently corroborate them. Just imagine if journalists who published attack pieces on the organization applied their strict verification standards to their own work and the malicious things that are said about it.


It seems that some are already busy in I/P working the 3 Ds of hasbara spin to discredit Breaking the Silence.

How very republican of them.


To all whistle blowers...

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Reply Why do so many Israelis hate Breaking the Silence? (Original post)
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2015 OP
oberliner Dec 2015 #1
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2015 #2
oberliner Dec 2015 #3
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2015 #4
oberliner Dec 2015 #5
azurnoir Dec 2015 #6
shira Dec 2015 #7
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2015 #8
shira Dec 2015 #9
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2015 #10

Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Original post)

Tue Dec 15, 2015, 11:21 AM

1. The chairperson of Meretz called them heroes

 

"These people are heroes, they aren't traitors," she continued. "I want to state clearly and firmly ... Meretz stands by Breaking the Silence."

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.691896

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 15, 2015, 11:55 AM

2. Which doesn't change the message of the OP, but nice try...

 

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 15, 2015, 11:56 AM

3. Some Israelis love them

 

And admire the organization and the work that they do.

Let's not let the right-wingers set the terms of the discussion.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 15, 2015, 12:09 PM

4. Nicy try.

 

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 10:25 AM

5. Huh?

 

Meretz are just as much a part of the fabric of Israel as the right-wingers you like to showcase.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 02:18 PM

6. Education Minister Bennett Bars Breaking the Silence From Schools

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 05:44 PM

7. They hate liars and slanderers, that's why. As well as proxies....

 

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.....funded by neo-colonial European governments working against the will of a people governed by democracy.

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Response to shira (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 10:54 PM

8. Most fascists hate those that reveal how bad they really are,

 


and they go to great lengths to create conspiracies: tieing these scapegoats to foriegn sources.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 11:09 PM

9. How to Identify and Defeat an Internet Troll

 

Have you ever met an internet troll? A troll is a special class of sociopath.

These nasty individuals are the sadistic ne'er-do-wells of the digital realm, the misanthropic misfits of information age. Unlike a normal person, when a troll enters an online discussion, he is not seeking truth or clarification. He usually doesn't even know how to debate in an intelligent manner. All he wants to do is inflict pain, ridicule, and humiliation on a targeted person.....

http://www.peorian.com/technology/technology-news/trolls-cyberbullies/1079-how-to-identify-and-defeat-an-internet-troll

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Response to shira (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 11:26 PM

10. Thanks for the fail, shira.

 

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