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Dean Issacharoff: A Turncoat in the Israeli Defense Forces

Dean Issacharoff: A Turncoat in the Israeli Defense Forces

Dean Issacharoff: A Turncoat in the Israeli Defense Forces

This podcast was produced in Snap Judgment, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.

When Dean Issacharoff was a commander in the Israeli Defense Forces, he patrolled the Palestinian city of Hebron, and later fought in Gaza. Then, after he got home from the army, Dean’s decision to speak out about his own violent actions came back to haunt him in a twisted turn of events.

Sensitive listeners – please be advised this story contains images of war and violence.

The original score was by Pat Mesiti-Miller. Illustration by Teo Ducot.

Shaina Shealy is a journalist fellow with the Spiritual Exemplars Project.