• "It's What We Do":

    A Play about the Occupation


    The video production is available for free online and on DVD.

    Adapted from the testimonies of courageous Israeli soldiers from

    Breaking the Silence, whose vivid memories continue to haunt them.

    This 55-minute production is suitable for ages 13 and up.

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    For Gaza youth, IDF testimonies feel more like confessions

    Palestinian youth respond to a play based on testimonies by Israeli soldiers, which portrays the brutality of the occupation from the point of view of the occupiers.


    "I believe that exposing these soldiers’ actions through creative means such as this play will steadily build up a momentum that will lead to change. It seems like a small step in the face of such impunity. But my hope is that once the silence is broken, there will be no turning back."

    --Rana Shubair, Gaza

    "I was moved by this play. Its honesty and simplicity made for a very powerful piece. Do I think it represents all viewpoints? Of course not. But it shares stories that are often not heard, especially in America."

    --Mary Burke-Hueffmeier

    "Breaking the silence shows soldiers with a conscience. I'm certain they are vilified in Israel. This is what happens in an ultra right wing society, the zone where Israel is."

    --Richard Greve

    "The Jewish people are not all alike. They include some of the best educated and most compassionate people in the world. Those who speak out as shown in the case above deserve great support and our admiration. It is not easy to go against one's leaders. To do so is considered traitorous even when the leaders are traitors to the great principles of their people."

    --Maynard Runkle

    IWWD is a project of the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace (WIAMEP) which is a
    non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible.