KINDLE [Our Harsh Logic]


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    Summary Our Harsh Logic KINDLE [Our Harsh Logic] Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Breaking the Silence While I'm admittedly not extremely versed on Palestinian Israeli relations or the occupation I was interested in this book because I thought it might give some light to the side of the story we don't often hear To be fair I suppose the book is exactly what it claims to be testimonies of Israeli soldiers who provide shocki

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    KINDLE [Our Harsh Logic] Breaking the Silence ✓ 4 Read Summary Our Harsh Logic Our Harsh Logic Compiled by Breaking the SilenceWhen I was asked if I would review this book I said “It doesn’t sound like a book I want to read but it does sound like a book I should read” This book is a compilation of testimonies by Is

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    KINDLE [Our Harsh Logic] To be honest I was not chocked with these testimonies from soldiers in the IDF during Operation Cast Lead 2008 2009 What caught my attention was really some testimonies and incidents happened during that massacre and the Arab media and journals did not mention To be honest again this is so typical of themI would like to share some of these testimonies but what you would basically know from these testimonies is that at t

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    Summary Our Harsh Logic Breaking the Silence ✓ 4 Read Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Breaking the Silence Cards on the table I'm biased I have many cousins and friends who have served or are serving in the Israeli army and I'm someone who has been i

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    KINDLE [Our Harsh Logic] Breaking the Silence ✓ 4 Read Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Breaking the Silence This is an incredibly important book because its accounts have been historically verified and because it forms part of a wider project called Breaking the Silence to create a physical intellectual and emotional space to reflect on what serving in a system that dehumanises people does to them its soldiers on an

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    KINDLE [Our Harsh Logic] A hard painful read but reuired reading for an in depth first hand account as told by the soldiers on the ground

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    KINDLE [Our Harsh Logic] Wow Very interesting very sad the Israel Defense Forces—which many Israelis speak of as the most moral army in the world They are supposedly trained to protect their territory be a big presence in the West Bank and Gaza area trained to be defensive responsiveThis book tells uite a different story This is told through the eyes of the sold

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    KINDLE [Our Harsh Logic] Summary Our Harsh Logic This book is based on a collection of over 100 interviews out of than 700 conducted by Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence which exposes the realities of Israeli Military Occupation of Palestine It also exposes the racist violent and criminal culture of settlers who in concert with the defense ministry take and land from the

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    KINDLE [Our Harsh Logic] Breaking the Silence ✓ 4 Read Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Breaking the Silence This was in many ways a fascinating but also terrible book that far many people should read All my respect to this fantastic organization Breaking The Silence and its presenteation of a numbr of difficulties in the lives of the Palestinians and also of the thoughts and situation that Soldiers in the territories are deali

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    KINDLE [Our Harsh Logic] wow so i still have mixed feelings about this book It is written in an interview format which I disliked greatly It also has been translated from Hebrew to English and is in desperate need of a better translator and editor That being said the actual context of the book is thought provoking It contains about 50 different interviews with Isr

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  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • Our Harsh Logic
  • Breaking the Silence
  • English
  • 23 January 2019
  • 9780805095371

Summary Our Harsh Logic

Summary Our Harsh Logic Summary ☆ Our Harsh Logic Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Breaking the Silence ✓ 4 Read Ent have in fact served to accelerate acuisition of Palestinian land cripple all normal political and social life and ultimately thwart the possibility of independence The many soldiers who have spoken out have taken aim at a silence of complicity both within Israel and in the wider world that perpetuates the justification for occupation In the process they have created a gripping and immediate record of oppression Powerful and incontrovertible Our Harsh Logic is a supremely significant contribution to one of the world's most vexed conflict. Wow Very interesting very sad the Israel Defense Forces which many Israelis speak of as the most moral army in the world They are supposedly trained to protect their territory be a big presence in the West Bank and Gaza area trained to be defensive responsiveThis book tells uite a different story This is told through the eyes of the soldiers Most of these soldiers are NOT trained This book is bits pieces told by different soldiers Most do what they want some superiors know what is being done do nothing about it A lot of them are very young frightened that they are even there Most don t understand why they have to take over someone s house under the guise of staking out a possible terrorist They sometimes trash the houses some just sit around watch tv it s not what I would think is a military procedure They pull people out of their homes make them take bombs out of places they talk about shooting at people some get excited when something terrible DOES happen they feel like they are doing their jobs like something HAS to happen Some don t like doing what they do some feel very guilty Through the many soldiers who have spoken out they have created a fiercly terrifying record of oppression As they say they are showing a presence wherever they are Most are probably just as scared as the people they are up against Through their law enforcement they have broken any chances of normalcy in political social areas And with that goes the possibility of independence Seems like the conflict will always be there Seems so hopeless even for these soldiers

Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Breaking the Silence

Our Harsh Logic

Summary Our Harsh Logic Summary ☆ Our Harsh Logic Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Breaking the Silence ✓ 4 Read Israeli soldiers speak out for the first time about the truth of the Palestinian occupation in one of the most important books on IsraelPalestine in this generation The New York Review of Books The very name of the Israel Defense Forces which many Israelis speak of as the most moral army in the world suggests that its primary mission is the defense of the country's territory Indeed both internationally and within Israel support for the occupation of Palestinian territory rests on the belief that the army's actions and presence in the West B. Our Harsh Logic Compiled by Breaking the SilenceWhen I was asked if I would review this book I said It doesn t sound like a book I want to read but it does sound like a book I should read This book is a compilation of testimonies by Israeli Soldiers from the occupied territories 2000 2010 I m still not sure of the motivation of the organization Breaking the Silence This book details many incidents that portray the Israeli army police and settlers in a decidedly negative manner The Palestinians are portrayed as victims The bias of the book is definitively against the Israeli government The government is portrayed as fractured and confused The army gets conflicting directions form different governmental bodies The testimonies are moving and often sad The young people of Israel found themselves in situations they felt they were ill euipped to handle Many of the testimonies reflected the immaturity of the soldiers and their reflections from the perspective of later years where they second guess their prior behavior I can t recall one incident in the book where Palestinians were seen as the cause of the soldiers behavior In my opinion the book ignored why the issues of security were mandated in the first place From this book s point of view a pattern of behavior by the Israeli army settlers and government is creating a culture of hatred in the Palestinians The term ghetto was used several times in the book as was reference to Nazi behavior Harsh is aptly used in the title of the book I suspect that many of the stories in the book could be ascribed to American troops in their battles in Ira and Afghanistan Conflicting rationales for their missions has to been depredating to the morale and general well being of the troops regardless of nationality Considering the overwhelming support for Israel in the United States this book provides a thoughtful counterpoint However is does seem decidedly skewed in viewpoint Read it but read it with care

Breaking the Silence ✓ 4 Read

Summary Our Harsh Logic Summary ☆ Our Harsh Logic Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Breaking the Silence ✓ 4 Read Ank and Gaza are essentially defensive and responsive aimed at protecting the country from terrorBut Israeli soldiers themselves tell a profoundly different story In this landmark work which includes hundreds of soldiers' testimonies collected over a decade what emerges is a broad policy that is anything but defensive In their own words the soldiers reveal in human and vivid detail how the key planks of the army's ostensibly protective program prevention of terror separation of populations preservation of the fabric of life and law enforcem. Cards on the table I m biased I have many cousins and friends who have served or are serving in the Israeli army and I m someone who has been involved in advocacy for Israel I just came back from there a month ago where I visited Hebron and participated on a Breaking the Silence Tour Yesterday my librarian suggested it to me as a book on Israel Yes I read fast So overall Read it with reservation context and a lot of soul searching about why you re reading it If you re reading this book to prove why Israel is an evil country you re wasting your time and making the situation worse If you re reading this as one source of information in a nuanced discussion then continue on Firstly the book is hard to read Unfortunately a lot of the information being presented and it s often hard for someone who isn t familiar with military procedures to follow it The book would have been a lot powerful had it been than a series of interviews which can be repetitive and provides very little context which would only work in Israel where the average person is familiar with the jargon As someone who is mildly familiar with Israel I found myself lost I understand that the choice was just to allow the words to speak for themselves but I think that makes it really hard to understand A better system of organization might have worked better And not all the interviews needed to be included longer interviews and less of them would be effective than just to divide it into four sectionsIn fact it does come across rather dry after a while In many ways I d suggest skipping the book and watching the videos on the Breaking the Silence site which are a lot better give information and are not anonymous Although uite a few of the testifiers have come forward the fact that many of the testimonies are anonymous will hurt the book s credibility Second this book is heart breaking on a personal level It s upsetting to hear about abuse of any civilian but it s painful as well to see the trauma of the soldiers themselves I think a proper reading of this book should remind us that everyone is suffering here even if it can seem like brainwashing the reader against Israel And boy does it seem like Israel is the worst country when you read it even though as other reviewers note it s likely par for the course for how most wars are run There aren t many ways to have a moral war one can just attempt to reduce how immoral it is It has a decided agenda and it pretty much states it out Third context So much context is needed and I would have loved discussion of the terrorism and dangers faced by the soldiers to explain why they are so terrified Discuss the soldiers who were horrifically murdered by guerilla warfare where anyone can turn against the solders The massacres of the two reservists Vadim Nurzhitz and Yossi Avrahami are touched on but that s a story that takes places contemporaneously with the events and would be enough to make anyone trigger happy Therefore I would suggest it be paired with the book A Psalm for Jenin by Brett Goldberg which is the same kind of agenda for the other side and try to realize both stories are true I have had the privilege of meeting soldiers in Israel who are among the finest most moral and ethical men and women to walk this planet I would trust them with my life But unfortunately not everyone is able to withstand the ethical pressure and people crack under the weight of being 18 and having to make life and death choices in a morally gray world But as a left wing Israeli friend noted I would have preferred this be a discussion among warriors and kept within the army to fix because it s our responsibility I can understand a lot of anger among Israelis for this kind of discussion it s going to be a painful conversation in a lot of homes This kind of discussion will never be welcome among the mainstream Jewish community especially among the older people One of the major problems Breaking the Silence has is that Israelis are a lot less passive aggressive than Americans Americans are often extremely careful to remind their audience we love our country we just think ad infinitum There s none of that here because to many in the book it goes without saying To uote another Israeli friend who served I don t need to prove to anyone how much I love my country So the book comes across horrifically anti Israel when I think many of the people who testified are people who would die for their country I can understand why this book would be condemned It s one sided making the Palestinians out as victims and provides little context for why Israelis are in the territories Yes it s being used against the country by those who would use any excuse to hate the country and that s even painful Israelis should be able to critiue their own governments policies without outside forces using such critiue as a weapon against the country It shuts down proper debate and makes change even impossible Again don t let this be your only source of knowledge on the conflict It s nuanced complicated and it s not a zero sum game The only productive thing you can do is support Israelis and Palestinians to come together make a lasting and sustainable peace and show support to the moderates on both sides