Viral clip is meant to tempt young Israelis to be snipers. But an army that brags like that about its assassins is a sick army, just like the society that accepts this and is even impressed by it.
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 new representative of Beitar Jerusalem's owner announced last week he wouldn't sign Arab players.
Everything seems to be forbidden here; only the water tower of Avigail, the vineyards of Sussia, the cowsheds of the Maon Farm and the home of Mitzpe Yair are apparently permitted.
The events at Tahrir Square will surely be replicated one day in Ramallah’s Manara Square. It is hard now to imagine it happening, but it is even more difficult to imagine that it will not.
Religious against secular; enlightened vs. ignoran; Turkey - just like Israel - is still fighting for its identity.
Palestinian laborer Hader Sharif was on the verge of recovering from a broken thighbone when Israeli police stormed his home. Now he's back on crutches.
When I visited Saatz, not for a moment did I have the feeling that the place belongs to me or to my people because of the memories.
The Presidential Conference did nothing to legitimize Israel, just as documenting the wrongdoings of the occupation or pointing out racism aren’t to blame for the delegitimization of the regime.
Levy takes a journey to the place where his father was born 100 years ago, and realizes that remnants of the past are hard to find in Zatec, a town of illusions.
All you need are a few Hollywood movie stars and a few former world leaders, and voila! For one night it seemed as if Israel was not merely the most moral nation on earth, but also the most popular. But what about the truth?