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Breaking the Silence

The Student Government Leader Who Sexually Assaulted Me

Savannah Badalich | Posted 04.24.2014 | College
Savannah Badalich

Two weeks into my second year at UCLA, I was sexually assaulted by a friend and fellow Bruin during a student government retreat.

From Westeros to White Ribbon: Examining the Male Reaction to Rape

Winnie M Li | Posted 04.24.2014 | Women
Winnie M Li

A rape survivor myself, I wasn't so furious. In fact, I found it telling that Cersei Lannister could still be subjected to rape at the hand(s) of her own brother and former lover. Personally, I think that's a potent statement from the show's creators, reminding us that sexual assault can affect anyone regardless of how high you sit in a fictional society or in the real world.

Why I Stopped Talking About What Happened, And Why I'm Changing That

Grace Brown | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Grace Brown

In the two years of working on Project Unbreakable, I never allowed myself to break. I focused on only giving others a voice. I didn't realize I had allowed my family anguish -- and myself -- to silence my own.

On the Anniversary of Your Rape

Winnie M Li | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Winnie M Li

This weekend marks the six-year anniversary of my assault and rape in Belfast. It's not the kind of anniversary you tend to celebrate with greeting cards, cake, or presents (or frankly, announce on The Huffington Post). But at the same time, it's an anniversary which I find impossible to overlook.

Financing Mideast Flames -- Confronting BDS and the New Israel Fund

Edwin Black | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Edwin Black

At a time when boycott, divestment and sanctions is seen as a viable threat to Israel, many are asking where the oxygen for the BDS movement is coming from.

Student's Suicide Casts Light On Campus Sex Assault Epidemic

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 01.29.2014 | College

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The case of a former University of Missouri swimmer claimed she was raped in an episode that her parents say led to her suicide und...

Remembering the Real Victims of Rape

Angie Epifano | Posted 02.22.2014 | College
Angie Epifano

For the first time, survivors are speaking out about our experiences and demanding our rights to safe support, free from retaliation. In return, we've been treated worse than the people who made us survivors. If there is any chance for change, it cannot ride solely on the backs of survivors. It has to come from everybody.

The Importance of Silence

Maggie Hollander | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
Maggie Hollander

Sometimes, I think we don't realize how much noise encases us -- or defines us -- until we experience the exact opposite. Alone with your thoughts, it's a return to center.

WATCH LIVE: Former Israeli Soldier Speaks Out

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.22.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Israeli organization “Breaking The Silence” aims at generating a public debate on the costs of military occupation by publicizing testimonies ...

LisaRaye: On Increasing AIDS awareness

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

It seemed like just a short time ago that actress LisaRaye McCoy and I conversed about the success of Single Ladies, her focus on spirituality and her physical reinvention with her fitness challenge.

It's Mostly Punishment

Oded Na'aman | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Oded Na'aman

It is true that Israel officially disengaged from the Gaza Strip in August 2005, withdrawing its ground troops and evacuating the Israeli settlements there. But the testimonies of Israeli army veterans expose the truth of that "disengagement."

WATCH: New Film By Gay Students Explores Trials Of LGBT Youth

Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

By students, a new documentary takes an in-depth look at the trials of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teenagers in Colorado -- and their path ...

Silence Is 'Not' Golden When It Comes To The Congo

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Rev. Otis Moss III

Like the Bible, each religion's source of truth emphasizes that love, righteousness and justice are guiding principles for human beings. Yet, silence is offered instead of an interfaith clarion call for justice.

It Is No Dream

Michal Lewin-Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michal Lewin-Epstein

Im Tirtzu,a new Zionist group, and its followers seek to delegitimize the New Israel Fund, and sixteen organizations the fund supports, as well as to intimidate these types of groups from exposing misconduct.

Israela Oron, Fmr. Israeli General, Says Engaging Hamas Critical To Mideast Peace

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hanna Ingber Win

The Huffington Post recently sat down with the former deputy of Israel's National Security Council Brig. Gen (Ret.) Israela Oron to discuss prospects ...

Breaking The Silence Claims Over Gaza Rebuffed By IDF Reservists

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In part of an ongoing schism within the ranks of the Israeli Defense Forces over alleged abuses against Palestinian civilians during Operation Cast Le...

Breaking The Silence: Former Israeli Soldiers Call Gaza War Reckless

AP | STEVE WEIZMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli soldiers who fought in last winter's Gaza War say the military used Palestinians as human shields, improperly fired incendia...

Former Israeli Soldiers Report: Reactions (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On Wednesday July 15, a group of Israeli reservists called Breaking the Silence released a report including anonymous interviews by former Israeli sol...

Gaza Operation: Israeli Soldiers Tell A Different Story Than Official Military Line

Mikhael Manekin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mikhael Manekin

Twenty-six soldiers have now come forward to talk about their combat experiences in the Gaza War, and their testimonies are radically different from the official version given by Israel Defense Force spokesmen.

Israel's Death Squads: A Former Soldier Breaks His Silence

The Independent | Donald Macintyre | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Israeli military's policy of targeted killings has been described from the inside for the first time. In an interview with The Independent on Sund...

A Drive Through The Occupied Territories

J.D. Lasica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J.D. Lasica

Western journalists typically skim along the surface of the Middle East, covering the day-to-day outrages. Here is a video that shows a slice of life in a troubled land on a single afternoon.