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“The soldiers in Our Harsh Logic have come forward to rouse the conscience of their fellow citizens....Anyone who thinks the IDF limits itself to confiscating weapons and punishing terrorists when patrolling the occupied territories would do well to consider what its own members say.” ―The Nation
“Random brutality, Kafkaesque bureaucracy, hatred, and dehumanization: that's the face of Israeli rule in the West Bank and Gaza as described by disaffected soldiers in this troubling oral history....Our Harsh Logic conveys a truth about the inescapable ugliness of Israel's military rule over its neighbors.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Humanitarian activists and opponents of illegal Israeli settlements will find much ammunition in these pages.” ―Kirkus Reviews--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Breaking the Silence, one of Israel's most internationally lauded NGOs, was established in Jerusalem in 2004 by Israel Defense Forces veterans to document the testimonies of Israeli soldiers who have served in the occupied territories.
These stories did two things for me: humanize Israeli soldiers and paint a clearer picture of what exactly the logic is behind things like checkpoints, military patrols, and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alex Boylston
a view into the reality of israeli soldiers. proves many of them are mean and nasty not because they're jerks, but because they know what they do is wrong and immoral and they hate... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alexander
Very few people know the truth of what is really going on in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Julian Samuel
A must read for those interested in the perspective of Israeli veterans who served their country as patriotic soldiers but developed dissident views based on their experiences in... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kevin C. Kresse
Not an easy read but well worth it, you just have to read a little bit then put it down and come back to it. Read morePublished 15 months ago by putty_tat007
if you really want to know what the palestinian people are going through in the occupy territory this book is in detail description on that, i love this book and i am sure you love... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Khalil Musa
This is an awesome book. I learned so much about different things that take place on the ground, in terms of procedures and what is considered acceptable and what is considered... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Peter Malek
Should be required reading for every American. Most of us have no idea how the Palestinian population in the West Bank is treated by the Israeli Army. Read morePublished 17 months ago by REV E E THWAITES