There is not even one candidate who sees the struggle against the occupation as his or her flagship issue. Not a single one.
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.
A menacing letter mailed to Haaretz shows that it's not only Islamic extremists who seek to blunt press freedom with violence.
On New Year’s Day, the Civil Administration demolished the homes of a community of shepherds in the Jordan Valley. Happy New Year to the 80 members of the Kaabana family, now homeless.
To ask a politician if he smoked grass if fine, but to ask if he bore any responsibility for a massacre is forbidden.
As the state prosecutor’s hounding of convicted embezzler Etti Alon shows, some criminals in Israel will never be granted forgiveness.
A few weeks ago, police shot a foam-tipped bullet at the face of an 11-year-old boy. He immediately lost one eye and now the other is in serious danger.
Apologizing would not solve anything or atone for anything, but it could signal a genuine intention to turn a new leaf.
Poverty and unemployment in the West Bank - a direct result of the occupation - drive Palestinian laborers to endure the pain and humiliation of working in Israel.
Bakr Hafi is in Gaza and his wife and children are in the West Bank. Last week his infant son died, but Hafi has also been barred from attending the funeral.
The allegations against us: violating an emergency order and insulting a soldier. The law books contain no statutes about insulting a journalist.