Dov Yirmiya with children in the Arab village Hussniyya (near Carmiel), Summer 2000. Bitmuna

Israel’s Oldest Silence Breaker, Dov Yirmiya, Dies at 101

After publishing a scathing account of what he saw in the first Lebanon war, Dov Yirmiya was dismissed from the army at the age of 68.

Dov Yirmiya, born in 1914, fought in almost every war in Israel. But at the age of 68 he was forced to take off his uniform after publishing a diary account of the first Lebanon war. A week ago he died at the...

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