Many of today's leading Israeli journalists learned their craft at Army Radio, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this week.
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.
Yes, the settlements are no more than plastic flowers - wedged into foreign soil and never producing anything but their own ugliness.
After the (limited ) success of the disengagement from Gaza, the time has come for another disengagement - that which will release Israel from the chains of the corrupting influence of wealthy Jewish men.
This weekend an important Israeli will celebrate his 87th birthday. Although he is the same age as Israel's president, and his influence on Israel's history has not been much smaller than the latter's.
A father and his paralyzed young daughter are in the West Bank, separated from the girl's mother and their other two children in Jordan. Why won't Israel allow family reunification? Because the mother was born in Gaza.
Those who force people to eat like animals are not on the strong side.
The decision by our theater establishment to stage dramas in the new culture auditorium in the settlement of Ariel presents the performing public with a real test, the likes of which it has probably never seen.
In a video seen around the world, 4-year-old Khaled Jaabari tried to stop Border Police from arresting his father. The background: a military operation aimed at dismantling a Palestinian farmer's irrigation pipes.
If the inciters succeed in expelling the Arab MKs from the Knesset, it will be the final straw. Forget justice: it's plain stupid… and frightening.
Looking over their resumes reveals that they might as well be clones of one another.