When it comes to the Western Wall, suddenly U.S. Jews are liberals, criticizing Israel. Did they ever fight for the right of Palestinians to worship freely?
Gideon Levy is a Haaretz columnist and a member of the newspaper's editorial board.
Levy joined Haaretz in 1982, and spent four years as the newspaper's deputy editor. He is the author of the weekly Twilight Zone feature, which covers the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Gaza over the last 25 years, as well as the writer of political editorials for the newspaper.
Levy was the recipient of the Euro-Med Journalist Prize for 2008; the Leipzig Freedom Prize in 2001; the Israeli Journalists’ Union Prize in 1997; and The Association of Human Rights in Israel Award for 1996.
His new book, The Punishment of Gaza, has just been published by Verso Publishing House in London and New York.
The Goldins want their dead son's body returned by Hamas at any price, and they want to extract that price from the Gaza Strip’s 2 million cursed inhabitants
A single line passes between the death and bereavement ritual for the Israeli dead and the display of indifference, inhumanity and gloating over the other nation’s dead – a line of dehumanization
The residents of the West Bank village of Aqaba live in fear of Israeli soldiers and tanks rolling into their village at night
Israel's future is secure and no existential threat hovers over it. Only over David Grossman's Israel does danger hover. It is a danger that is no less threatening than any existential one
Israeli agents told the family their 15-year-old son was wounded after waving a knife at border police; four days later, they returned his bullet-riddled body
One more hour in Gaza without electricity, and the signal there will be given: Qassam rockets. Israel once again will be the victim, and the massacre will begin
Hasn’t the time come to do away with this artificial distinction between 'nice' Israelis and the brutal occupation they are responsible for?
The clip showing the curses hurled at a Palestinian girl who was shot after stabbing an Israeli soldier will turn any stomach; her family watched it too
In Israel, police killing a demonstrator is a marginal story, only because the victim is an Arab