Breaking the Silence threatens Hevron community

Radical left organization protests performance by national theater in Kiryat Arba.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Breaking the Silence tour in Kiryat Arba
Breaking the Silence tour in Kiryat Arba
Eliran Aharon

Activists from the radical leftist organization Breaking the Silence held a tour in Kiryat Arba-Hevron Thursday evening with an actress from the Habima National Theater with the intent of disrupting the theater's performance in Kiryat Arba.

Breaking the Silence was founded ostensibly to tell the true stories of IDF soldiers, but instead portrayed an IDF that cared nothing for the lives of Palestinian Arabs and its fighters as perpetrators of that policy. Breaking the Silence was found to be fabricating the narratives and now, it seems, has removed the facade of reporting on the IDF to engage in straight anti-Zionist activities.

Culture Minister Miri Regev exclaimed that "The organization Breaking the Silence threatened the national theater and its actors!"

"This organization has done its best to damage any and all national symbols. It tried to break the spirit of the army and it is now attacking the National Theater. It will not help them. There will be more performances in Kiryat Arba, Beit El, Elkana, and Ariel (communities in Judea and Samaria, ed.}. The National Theater will appear anywhere in the State of Israel" Regev responded.

Regev believes that human rights organizations like Breaking the Silence may sound the right words about the value of human rights, but have no compunctions about crudely trampling the rights of the residents of Judea and Samaria, even denying them the right to enjoy culture.

Regev said that she would work to "give strength to the managers and the actors who have not shied away and given into the pressure so they could perform in the City of our Fathers. I went to watch and enjoy (the performance) tonight together with the residents of Kiryat Arba-Hevron."