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
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.
After living 17 years in East Jerusalem, Ibtisam Abid was separated from her husband and three children, and expelled to the West Bank
Israelis considered George Habash a cruel airline hijacker, but Eli Galia's new Hebrew-language book shows that the PFLP chief's views would have been better for the Palestinians than Arafat's compromises
Calling Israel a democracy when less than half its subjects live in freedom is a propaganda trick that has worked better than one would have thought
Gideon Levy The Israeli Army Snatched a Palestinian Boy From His Bed and Arrested Him – Then Realized It's a Mistake
Mahmoud Mahdi thought his mother was waking him up for school, but it was soldiers coming to arrest him
We should thank the soldiers in that video for sharing their genuine emotions and rejoicing at the sight of an unarmed Arab flying in the air after being shot
It’s hard to understand how one can look at tens of thousands of people in their cage and not see them. How is it possible to look at these protesters and not see the disaster wrought first and foremost by Israel?
Most Israelis, who have never spoken to a single Gazan, only know that the Gaza Strip is a nest of terrorists. That’s why it’s OK to shoot them. Shocking? Yes, but true
Gideon Levy Nothing Makes Sense Here: A Journey Along the Fences and Barbed Wire Suffocating the Gaza Strip
On one side there are watchtowers and workers building an anti-terror barrier. On the other, a small tent city of Palestinian protesters
The shooting on the Gaza border shows once again that the killing of Palestinians is accepted in Israel more lightly than the killing of mosquitoes
A 45-year-old Palestinian farmer who was gathering food for his sheep was violently assaulted by settlers from a nearby outpost who regularly launch attacks on villagers, entering their homes and beating them
The left is bleeding on the floor. The worst advice that can be given to the left right now is the kind that is being offered: to lean more to the right, to repress itself more, to lie more
With Ahed Tamimi's sentence to jail, the truth has come out about Israel
Israeli authorities revoked the work permits of over a thousand Palestinians solely because they have the same surname as the perpetrator of a stabbing attack
It knows what to do with a nuclear reactor but doesn’t know what to do with the occupation, which threatens its future much more than any reactor
In Hebron, troops killed Mohammed Jabri, a mentally disabled man who was not able to speak and had been raising his 4-year-old son alone
There is nothing to stand up against Netanyahu. The regime he created has no opposition, and it seems to be the opposition's own fault
Omar Kiswani - arrested by Israeli forces in a raid on a Palestinian university in what seemed like a scene taken from Fauda - is yet another political detainee
Paramedics told Mohammed's mom he was shot in the eye by IDF troops during a demonstration. She felt relieved. At least he’s alive.
Leaders from Haim Hanegbi's generation are the revolution that died long ago and is now slowly going to the grave. They are the last revolutionaries in this country