Three young Palestinians decided to throw a fire bomb at an IDF guard tower in response to the death of a Palestinian prisoner. One was killed, one wounded and one arrested.
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.
Samer Issawi has sustained his hunger strike for eight months and counting. Israel is bored.
Coming to Amira Hass' defense after her controversial op-ed on Palestinian stone-throwing, Gideon Levy argues that the criticism against Hass laid bare the hypocrisy, or the ignorance, of large swaths of Israeli public opinion.
In a Bedouin community in the Negev, Hussein a-Sariya is mourning the loss of his three sons who drowned in the Mediterranean last week.
From the prison guards and from Shin Bet personnel nobody expects any measure of compassion or humanity. But where are the doctors?
There have been crueler military actions, more wicked army operations, but there was never anything quite like the IDF’S Operation Cast Lead.
Tense coexistence turned into shared routine, one pool for two nations. Heaven forbid new refugees should arrive. Now the old refugees would surely come out with foaming rage against them.
27 Palestinian children never made it to school this week; IDF troops lay in ambush for them on the streets of Hebron.
Had Israel acted rationally, it would have preserved its ties with Ankara. Turkey was right.
Obama barely finished his speech before it was engulfed in waves of sour, skeptical, judgmental negativity from our studio analysts. If anyone tries to talk about hope, peace and justice, they’ll tell you how 'naive’ and 'childish’ it is.