Breaking the Silence - (Partnered Event) Plowshare Peace & Justice Center and Blacksburg Public Library

Event Date


2:00-4:00 pm Sunday November 25 - Blacksburg Public Library [200 Miller Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060]

In spring 2002, the Israeli army laid siege to the Balata refugee camp and invaded the Jenin refugee camp. Over a two-week period, the lives of Palestinians facing siege, destruction, and death were documented on camera. Two years later, a group of young Israeli ex-soldiers and officers held a photo exhibition in Tel Aviv entitled “Breaking the Silence.” With photographs and video testimony from 60 soldiers, the exhibition caused an uproar in Israel. Placed in positions of absolute authority, the soldiers shared, they had increasingly lost their sense of humanity, ethics, and morality. Seeking to regain their own humanity, they decided to speak out.