A legislator in prison through no fault of her own is a political prisoner in every way
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.
The Knesset could act not just against the press, but against human rights groups and Palestinians, the last witnesses for the prosecution against the occupation
Israeli prosecutors concluded that the two soldiers acted properly when they shot and killed an unarmed teenager 10 meters away as he ran away from them
When fairness is gone, all that is left is propaganda
They are the last fighters against the Israeli occupation. While the occupied West Bank behaves like it's given up, Gaza is not giving up
The Labor Party's Eitan Cabel proposes not peace but annexation. His Palestinians have no status and no rights, and they of course are to blame for this
Vandals slashed hundreds of mature grape plants near Hebron, and the odds that the culprits will be caught are slim
Recent days show how far Israel has deteriorated in her efforts to impose the absolute truth, which is not to be questioned. The day isn’t far when we set up a Truth Ministry, just like in '1984.'
A visit to a burning Israel-Gaza border, a day after the massacre
On the night of the Palestinians’ slaughter, Zion exulted an embassy and a Eurovision. It’s difficult to think of a more atrocious moral eclipse
Iran has been publicly humiliated, the Palestinians are crushed, and on Monday they will be stomped on with pomp and circumstance as the American Embassy opens in Jerusalem. These are days of great victory for Netanyahu
A Tale of Two West Bank Towns: A Bleak Palestinian Refugee Camp Choked by a Thriving Israeli Settlement
The Israeli authorities allow nearly no one from Jalazun to work in Israel, its unemployment rate is staggering and the army raids its homes every night
Not one Israeli statesman today intends to apologize for the Nakba – not for the ethnic cleansing, nor for the exiling. But Abbas had no choice but to apologize for his Holocaust remark
A young father of two is hospitalized with serious injuries after being shot by Israeli soldiers during a Gaza border rally. In 2014, the IDF destroyed his home, and he was left with nothing
Opinion Netanyahu Claims 'Iran Lied' About Its Nuclear Program, but Israel Has Been Lying for Decades
Shimon Peres made up the official disclaimer that ‘Israel won’t be the first country to introduce nuclear weapons into the Middle East,’ which was the fraud of the century
It sometimes seems as if Israel expresses grief for its dead in portions so great that they leave no room in its heart for a pinch of human feeling for the death of the other nation – its own handiwork
The amputation of 19-year-old Gaza photographer Yousef Kronz's left leg could have been prevented had Israel let him receive timely medical treatment in the West Bank
A state that sends death squads to the ends of the earth isn’t something to be proud of. In the end, they’re hired assassins.
Yom Kippur, Israeli wine, and Gaza. Haaretz's Gideon Levy was sent out on a mission to find 70 things he loves about Israel and came up with 67 – and that wasn’t easy, either
Natalie Portman's refusal to appear at the Genesis Prize ceremony was a huge shot in the arm. Her clarification blunted the force of the step she had taken