Israel is shaken up by gunfire at settlers at the entrance to their illegal settlement but ignores the shooting of helpless Palestinians
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.
Mohammad Khabali started to retrace his steps. Security camera footage shows three soldiers moving ahead, to within 80 meters of him. Suddenly two shots are heard. The mentally disabled young man collapses, dead
There’s barely a Palestinian family that isn’t familiar with this practice. Israelis don’t get abducted from their homes. This is a feature of the apartheid system
The 2018 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic will be awarded to B’Tselem; What’s new and noteworthy is that an Israeli organization is being awarded a prize for being persecuted in its own country
By threatening Israel, Hezbollah is undermining those who have the right and the obligation to battle it and those who express solidarity with the Palestinian people
You can attack the Palestinians in America uninterrupted, call to expel them and deny their existence. Just don’t dare say a bad word about Israel, the holy of holies.
Analysis Struggle Over Quiet Hill Claims Lives of Two Palestinians, Shot by Israeli Troops at Close Range
A West Bank antiquities site has become the focal point of a struggle by Palestinians to hold onto their land in the face of settlers' encroachment. During weekly protests there, two Palestinians were shot to death by IDF soldiers
When talking about such a fateful issue – no other one is as fateful for Israel in the most profound sense – one cannot be anything but obsessive
Not all of Israel’s disasters began with Rabin’s murder, and not all of its ills will end when Netanyahu is replaced. But when there is nothing to offer, all the blame is placed on Netanyahu.
Airbnb explained that it doesn’t need to profit from land from which people have been uprooted. Is there a more just statement than this?
The coming election, just like most of previous elections, have become another internal ritual, lacking any great significance, in the fictitious rite of Israeli democracy
In Israel, avoiding war is perceived as defeatism. But that’s what Netanyahu does, while Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid talks about employing force like the other demagogues on the left and right
Anyone who wants to understand just how poisonous the mix of religious fanaticism and brutal occupation is should look at Jerusalem ahead of the upcoming runoff election for mayor
Wringing one's hands at the booing of Likud's Tsachi Hangebi, a key inciter against Rabin, and a sexist remark aimed at Likud's Miri Regev, a racist, destructive minister, is not the way to build a resistance
It’s doubtful a single other Israeli politician would have gotten through the past six months without sending the troops to Gaza for another round of useless bloodshed
If only Israel had a prime minister in power for 20 years with a balance sheet showing half the number of achievements as Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai
Anyone who thought that the children of Jabalya, who gaze longingly at the children of Kibbutz Mefalsim, would sit idly by and accept their fate, does not know human history and the human soul
On the day the world realizes that the UN ambassador is Israel and Hagai El-Ad represents a muzzled minority, maybe its forgiving attitude toward Israel will change
If the captain of Israel’s national soccer team can be a Muslim, why shouldn’t there be equally talented Arab mayors in the mixed cities of Tel Aviv, Haifa or Jerusalem?
Lucy Aharish and Tzachi Halevy may actually spawn a much more moral and civilized race than the one that has arisen here so far