A new play recently opened in Tel Aviv about a Yom Kippur general shows that nothing has really changed: We are still permitted to do anything, in the army and in civilian life, then and now.
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.
Israeli security forces have descended over and over again on Ali Moussa’s family compound in the West Bank and demolished the houses he built. Across the way the settlement of Efrat expands, unchecked.
The American veto of anti-occupation resolutions in the UN Security Council has been essentially a veto of justice, and it has corrupted Israel by enabling it to run riot.
The hall was packed and the smell of hope was in the air on Sunday, but there’s no guarantee it will last through Election Day in March.
The occupation and the defense budget are the elephants in the room that no candidate, not even Livni and Herzog, will touch.
8-year-old Obeida Ayash was arrested on suspicion of stone-throwing in the village of Silwan in East Jerusalem, which was brimming this week with Border Police officers.
We are a country without limits, not even the sky. Could one imagine a Syrian bombing of an arms shipment being unloaded at Haifa Port? It would be immediate grounds for war, of course.
The only ones offering real solutions for Israel’s ills are extremists on the right and left.
A young peace activist miraculously survived being shot by the IDF during a West Bank protest. Declining to be treated in an Israeli hospital, ‘Patrick’ underwent surgery in Ramallah.
The darkness has emerged into the light, the margins have become the center and ultranationalism has become politically correct. This is the Israel that Benjamin Netanyahu has fashioned.