This protest is for spoiled people seeking deluxe activism. It's a Purim protest, carried out in costume.
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.
Hamas is stronger, the Palestinians are even more hateful toward Israel, and Israel is viewed as a pariah.
Fear of an external enemy has from time immemorial been the most effective weapon of every right-wing or fascist regime.
After the proven success of the worthless war in the Gaza Strip, we cannot do without his outstanding services. Iran will tremble, Hamas will shake: Hurray! Hurray! The next defense minister is on his way.
Olmert, and the others faithful to the nation's lost honor, are welcome to sacrifice themselves for their cause, rather than shoulder it on to others like Gilad Shalit. The price of a thousand prisoners would have brought Shalit home long ago, and it's better now than never.
Mr. Iran, let's see you get Barack Obama's permission for the most dangerous escapade of all.
If Netanyahu does indeed become prime minister, now is the time to tell him, 'No bombing.'
Anyone who wants a meaningful left to rise up in Israel must first air out Zionism in the attic.