The 18th Knesset is different from all its predecessors. It is the first that does not have a Jewish MK whose guiding principle is the struggle against the occupation.
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.
Society pretending to be Western can't delude itself while maintaining such unenlightened lifestyle.
We, the secular people, are to blame for the power of the religious. We're the ones who give in.
Nobody knows for sure what was bombed, how much and why; Sudan, after all, is far away.
It is inconceivable that the IDF would investigate itself. It doesn't have the slightest intention to do so. Only an independent judicial system can consider the hard questions arising from the death and havoc in Gaza.
The IDF knew very well what its soldiers did in Gaza and will not seriously investigate anything.
Who decided that releasing prisoners is an Israeli "surrender," while Shalit's continued imprisonment is a 'victory?'
This protest is for spoiled people seeking deluxe activism. It's a Purim protest, carried out in costume.