Israeli democracy at its best: The entire people will decide on the next peace arrangement, but not on the question of settlements and annexation, and not on the question of wars
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.
A visit to the top 3 'Lonely Planet' cities in one week: Azmi Bishara's sister's restaurant in New York, a nightclub in Tangier and 'Sin City on the sea' - aka Tel Aviv
Certain men, of course, are guilty, but women also bear a significant portion of the blame. The name of the game is solidarity and struggle - rare qualities in Israel, indeed.
Many of us bow our heads in surrender and self-censorship, which is immeasurably worse than government censorship.
A campaign of racism and anti-Arab incitement is turning one of Israel's holy cities into a ticking bomb
If Israel is dear to you - and that is true of most of you - then be honest enough to criticize it as it deserves.
A Palestinian family's olive-picking was interrupted by angry settlers, who ended up receiving the output.
In Israel's history, very few years have opened without flowery declarations about 'a decisive year.' For the most part, they turned out to be years of missed opportunities.
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.