Jerusalem school to host 'Breaking the Silence'

School to ignore 'Breaking the Silence Law' banning organization for educational institutions.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Breaking the Silence
Breaking the Silence
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Breaking the Silence" activists will attend a lecture at the Hanisui (experimental) School in central Jerusalem, despite the Breaking the Silence Law, which prohibits schools from hosting the organization's activities.

The lecture, which will be held this Sunday at the school library, will be for parents, but students are not prohibited from participating in the event.

The principal of the junior high school sent an email to the parents, in which he wrote on behalf of the parents' committee: "Next week, Sunday, January 27 at 8:00 PM, we will host Breaking the Silence for a lecture and questions. The meeting is for parents."

The document that was attached to the announcement contained information about Breaking the Silence, stating that the organization's goal was "to raise awareness of the daily reality in the occupied territories and to create a public discourse on the moral price of military control over the civilian population, in order to bring an end to the occupation."

The lecture will include an introduction to the various methods in which the IDF "exercises its control" over the Arab population, a review of the organization's goals, and how and why it was established. "Our lecturers and soldiers who served in the territories, tell of their personal experiences and of other witnesses."

Matan Peleg, head of the Im Tirtzu movement, which leads the struggle for the removal of radical left-wing organizations from the education system, called on Education Minister Naftali Bennett to implement the law passed by the outgoing Knesset.

Peleg told Arutz Sheva that "the fact that school principals still invite an organization like Breaking the Silence to schools after passing a law prohibiting this phenomenon not only shows that the system is sick, but that the absence of the commander's spirit cries out to heaven."

"The education minister must raise his voice on the matter, act to speed up law enforcement and ensure that schoolchildren are not exposed to this organization that has been proven to be spreading lies, lies that could lead students to evade military service. Im Tirtzu will continue to stand alongside the students, parents and educators who are interested in preserving Israel's students and strengthening their Zionist identity and who see the importance of sticking to the truth."




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