Israelis have always loved victimization, not only when we were real victims, as often was the case in our history, but also when we were the aggressors, occupiers and abusers.
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.
Safed is not the main problem; the problem lies in the response from society and the government.
The voice of joy, the voice of rejoicing is heard in Israel: The Americans and British have also committed for war crimes, not only us.
Gideon Levy's recent interview to The Independent drew a scathing attack from right-wing columnist Ben Dror Yemini. Here is Levy's rebuttal
Unlike most politicians, Rabin did not view the expression of human emotion as weakness. Such expression actually gave him strength; people found him more credible than other politicians.
In Sweden, Shelly Yachimovich could serve as minister of welfare. Unfortunately, this is not Sweden.
Recent wedding in the Jenin, Apache helicopters are replaced by twinkling stars, IDF tanks by trucks filled with plastic chairs and musical instruments.
The right may not be leading us anywhere, but the garbage it is spreading in the meantime is piling up higher and higher.
Swearing an oath to a Jewish state will decide its fate. It is liable to turn the country into a theocracy like Saudi Arabia.
Palestinians constantly sneak into Israel to find jobs paying meager wages. Some are beaten and imprisoned. This week a 37-year-old father of five was shot to death