The Shin Bet outdid itself last month, casting the wife and elderly father of a Palestinian detainee in a prison-yard drama as an interrogation method. The result: Three suicide attempts by the son.
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.
Ayalon's success in the polls reveals more about us and our loss of direction than it does about him. Again, as in the Third World, the only hope to arise comes in the form of a former general and head of the security services, whose entire glory derives from the years he brandished a sword and whose current views are hollow.
Despite an explicit prohibition by the Supreme Court, three children were recently used as human shields to protect IDF soldiers in Nablus. It's called the 'neighbor procedure.'
Netanyahu, Yisrael Beiteinu, the National Religious Party, the settlers, Kadima and all those who reject negotiation should now be called "fans of the binational state." If it becomes a just state, perhaps this is good news. But is this really what the majority wants?
Hanan Anami wandered into an unmarked IDF firing zone to graze her sheep. The result: one bullet in the head.
The prime minister is paralyzed in all parts of his body. He can still pose for photographs with his friends from Binyamina and joke with Condoleezza, but the opportunity of his lifetime is slipping from his hands.
Amir Peretz again was caught in failure. Nimble media photographers managed to catch the defense minister looking through binoculars whose cap was still on.
The husband is in the territories, the wife and daughters in Jordan. He is not allowed to go to her, she is not allowed to come to him.
Is it not more correct to ask today, after all the huge investments and the blood spilled in vain: Who should be compensating whom?
The fact that the IDF kills children with such a light hand should trouble us no less than the reserves of war supplies in the North.