Albania's premier is rehabilitating his country after almost 50 years of communist rule. A visit to the small country on the Adriatic Sea.
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.
Just accept it, Israel became a binational state 47 years ago when it occupied the territories. All that’s left is to decide whether it will be binational with a democracy or an apartheid regime.
Issa al-Qatari postponed his wedding this summer because he was in mourning for his cousin, who was killed by IDF soldiers. A month later, they killed him too - just before the ceremony.
Benjamin Netanyahu should have told the UN General Assembly that he regrets Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip and genuinely seeks a two-state solution. Of course, it didn't happen.
'Thanks for being so sure you are the chosen people. Thanks for never seeing the Palestinians as human beings. Belated thanks for the Nakba, too.’
Did he die from a beating in jail or commit suicide? Did he try to run over Israelis or was it an accident? What’s certain is that Raed al-Jaabari died in an Israeli prison.
The new Israeli left is the center in disguise. No wonder it calls everything to its left 'extreme.'
Argentine-born, religiously observant Uriel Ferera has been in military prison seven times and is willing to go back - as long as his protest is heard loud and clear.
Even if we put aside the moral blindness in Israel, which wasn’t shocked by a single event during the fighting, it’s impossible to comprehend the complacency afterwards.
The elite intel unit veterans took a milestone in announcing they will no longer serve the occupation. In their footsteps, perhaps, a few veterans of the Shin Bet security service will also come forward and talk about what they did at work.