Profiling is the name of the game, intended to make it easy for us, the privileged Israeli Jews, and deprive and degrade all the rest
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.
Imagine the reaction if Hamas had killed a pregnant Israeli woman and her baby daughter. But Inas and Bayan were Palestinians from Dir al-Balah
Israelis regard him as a sort of alien – the left here has never been led by an Israeli Corbyn, nor by anyone who can hold a candle to him
Like the LGBT community, the Druze are fighting an erosion of their favored status – and just might help the country achieve a state based on justice
A new documentary shows quite well how Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres were the heroes of Oslo but also its criminals: Their missed opportunity, rooted chiefly in their cowardice, is unforgivable
Thanks to the Druze community's protest against the nation-state law, two basic truths were uncovered that can no longer be concealed
Now it must be said to her, days before her scheduled release after eight months in prison: It was worth it. Keep up the resistance to the Israeli occupation
The community has come by its power honestly – and become powerful, well-connected and fashionable. Not the Arab community, though
The days of kites abound with miracles here. The fact that more Israelis were scratched while shaving in recent months than from kite fires is attributed entirely to miracles
The spirit of Gaza is unbroken by any siege and breathing life into the desperate and lost cause of the Palestinian struggle
The nation-state law makes it plain. Israel is for Jews only, on the books. It’s easier this way for everyone
After decades of government by a single regime that brought great accomplishments and led to a dead end, the only way to achieve change is by first taking down the scaffolding on which the structure was built
Despite the recent flurry of allegations against nursery school teachers in the #MeToo era, the worst abuses are inflicted at home. Parents should stop interfering in the lives of their children at school
The battle for equal rights is being won, but do women really want the right to perpetrate war crimes or to maintain the occupation?
Suddenly a world where a Turkish referee tells Messi what’s what and a black African referee blows the whistle on European whites
Felicia Langer fought, first in Israel and then from Germany, for the enforcement of international law from which Israel excepted itself
A legislator in prison through no fault of her own is a political prisoner in every way
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