If Gideon Levy Wants Occupation to End, He Must Back Israel's Right to Self-defense

Without accepting the necessary evil of civilian casualties, Israel cannot afford to withdraw from the areas it occupies.

Gideon Levy’s op-ed (Haaretz, July 15) lashed out at Israel Air Force pilots, calling on them to disobey orders to bomb the Gaza Strip. Reading it was painful and infuriating. Infuriating, because Levy threw mud at people who are doing their utmost in the service of this country, trying to obtain peace and security even if...