Sonia and Osama Rasras encountered many obstacles - and much help - in their campaign to get their daughter medical treatment. But the battle is far from over
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.
Printing more sanctimonious articles won't change the facts: Racism has reared its head, with the encouragement of our political leaders, and most of us are indifferent.
In Israel's nationalistic society, there are still several hundred thousand citizens who think otherwise, but have no alternative leadership to identify with and guide them.
A return visit to the site of the country's worst natural disaster, a week later
Israeli leaders should understand that the attack option isn't really an option - a thousand new fire trucks and even the Iron Dome missile defense system will not provide protection.
An expedition behind police lines into the smoldering communities of Mt. Carmel, where everyone learned a lesson last weekend, of one kind or another.
Maybe we have an excellent chief executive of fire and rescue services, but we have no prime minister.
Gnarled and sooty trees rested on the ground. A bronze lion roared at the entrance to a house that was totally consumed.
The main problem at the Mossad is that its activity is mainly focused on dangers, both real and imagined, rather than opportunities.