Surprisingly, it seems that blame for the hate crime that took place at Bar Noar cannot be collectively placed on any community. That's a disaster - because who will we tarnish 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.
After he lost his son to an army bullet, Ahmed Amarin sought solace in his work in Betar Ilit. Now that has also been taken away from him.
There isn’t a single Israeli who can imagine what it must be like to wake up in the middle of the night to see dozens of armed, violent soldiers as well as dogs and grenades in his home.
Four months after their son was killed by the IDF, the Awad family awoke this week to find their home being stormed by soldiers and another son being dragged away.
The time has come to move past the cult of personality surrounding Israel's greatest leader and evaluate his actions honestly.
Dear thug who attacked me, do you really think an Israel with no remnant of the peace camp, no High Court of Justice, no human rights groups, no Haaretz, no ‘Israel haters,’ no ‘Arab lovers’ and even no yours truly will be a better country?
The West Bank settlement of Homesh was evacuated in 2005, but when its Palestinian landowners visited this week, they discovered hilltop youth living there.
It appears Itamar Alon did not fully internalize the fact that what is allowed in the occupied territories is forbidden in Be’er Sheva; with the realities facing IDF soldiers, such is to be expected.
When Stephen Hawking visited here in 2006 he received the royal treatment; but then he decided to criticize Israel.
Unknown individuals - probably settlers from the nearby settlement - have started working land that belongs to Azmout, a Palestinian village near Nablus. A protest has been launched.