URGENT UPDATE: Canadian Jewish Support for “Breaking the Silence”

It has come to the attention of the Jewish Defence League that the New Israel Fund of Canada has involvement with the NGO “Breaking the Silence.”

This NGO is under investigation by the Government of Israel for charges of gathering IDF Classified Information.  The President of the New Israel Fund in Canada is Joan Garson.   Please review the following information:

Report: NGO Breaking the Silence collected classified information on IDF

Breaking the Silence – Toronto, Oct 14th
Daniel Thau-Eleff
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Today at 2:35 PM

Hi friends,
I received this from the New Israel Fund. I’m in the middle of reading the book, Our Harsh Logic. It’s a difficult read, as all the names are excised, so it’s just an anonymous soldier saying “We did this” for a page to 5 pages, over and over for 400 pages. Even so, it’s an extremely important document of the Israeli army’s activities from the inside, and particularly the references to soldiers harassing and arresting civilians, then seeing it reported in the newspaper as “4 terrorists apprehended” and “weapons found,” etc – I would highly recommend it – I got my copy from the Winnipeg Public Library, hopefully it’s similarly available in Toronto. And I’d think a talk with one of its (authors? organizers?) would be very interesting.
Note: the event is in someone’s home, but it is a public event. I checked with Atarah.

Daniel
— Forwarded Message —–
From: Atarah Derrick <atarah@…>
To: Atarah Derrick <atarah@…>
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:15:13 AM
Subject: Breaking the Silence in Toronto

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all well.

I’m writing to you about an event happening in Toronto on Monday, October 14 that I felt you should know about.

Dana Golan from Breaking the Silence (Shovrim Shtikah) will be in Toronto to speak about BTS’s new book, Our Harsh Logic.
While this is not an NIFC event, I think it would be a great opportunity to discuss the sensitive issues at hand and to hear from this transformative activist and educator. Here are the details:
When: Monday, October 14, at 7:30PM
Where: The home of Joan Garson and David Baskin,

If you need more information about the event, please contact Isaac Kates Rose at isaackatesrose@…

All the best,

Atarah

About BTS and the book:

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants 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 Territories. They endeavor 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.

Israeli soldiers, the young men and women in the army, know the truth of the occupation better than anyone-they are the people who carry it out. Now, in a monumental book of  collective testimony, OUR HARSH LOGIC: Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010 the soldiers speak out and demand to be heard.  The soldiers in OUR HARSH LOGIC have gone on the record with their personal experiences to break what they call a conspiracy of silence across Israeli society and to fulfill a moral obligation. Speaking with undeniable authority, they have made a supremely significant contribution to one of the world’s most vexed and intractable conflicts.
Atarah Derrick
National Outreach Associate
New Israel Fund of Canada
801 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 401
Toronto, Ontario M6A 2G1
416.781.4322
nifcan.org

On Tuesday  March 22nd, 2016 7:30 PM, there will be a panel discussion with Joan Garson from the New Israel Fund (a group that provides funding to many anti Israel BDS groups);  Karen Mock from J Space (another group that states. “we oppose Israel’s Jewish settlements”) and  an official from CIJA.

It is important for our community to demand that CIJA not provide any
standing to groups that promote anti Israel groups such as the NGO
“Breaking The Silence”