EPISODE 6: Breaking the Silence: What's really going on in the West Bank?

EPISODE 6: Breaking the Silence: What's really going on in the West Bank?

Meet Achiya Schatz. Achiya works in the Communications Department of the Israeli NGO, Breaking the Silence. Established in 2004 by veterans of the Israel Defense Forces, this organization gives serving and discharged Israeli personnel and reservists a means to confidentially recount their experiences in the Occupied Territories, the West Bank. 

 
Achiya was once a soldier in the elite counter terrorist unit, Duvdevan. The word Duvdevan means cherry in Hebrew, and ex-soldiers from this unit wrote the Netflix sensation Fauda. Achiya is now dedicated to changing Israeli policies around "security" that informed mandated action during his time in uniform. 
 
This was a hard conversation for me to have and it remains a challenging one  to hear. Tune in to learn about psychological warfare and a terrible truth armed with guns. 

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: 

  1. The influence of the Holocaust - and trauma in general - on Israeli society 
  2. The psychological cost of the occupation for Israelis
  3. The importance of vision for improved outcomes; and...
  4. The complexity of power dynamics

    RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE:  CONNECT WITH ACHIYA SCHATZ SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW: 

    Want to stay up-to-date on the latest episodes? Subscribe on iTunes and you’ll be the first to know when new episodes are released.

    I love hearing your feedback. Click here to leave a review

    Add a comment