Labeling products from the settlements should have been an obvious move a long time ago, as a guide to the intelligent and involved consumer.
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 visit to Biddya, a once-thriving West Bank town that was forced to rely on agriculture after the start of the second intifada.
Labor is outside the current government, but that's not how some of its MKs like it. They were forced to leave the government after Ehud Barak left their party and established Atzmaut.
If the slogan of the 2011 protest was 'the people demand social justice,' this year's slogan is 'the people demand all kinds of things.'
Netanyahu, Ehud Barak and Mofaz are telling their nation and the world: We are leaders in a country of dwarfs, its citizens are all boors and idiots, and we can sell them any lie.
The show must go on: Sparta in Israel. And in Sparta, do as the Spartans do: Security is king and the army is God. Mandatory army service, which results mainly from the IDF's function as an occupation force, is not a necessary evil but a moral value.
Their town has a problem with robberies, so it was hardly surprising that the three Shawakhah brothers tried to defend their home upon seeing suspicious men in the street one night in March.
The attitude of the state and its institutions to this act of theft in Samaria sends a single, clear message to Israelis and the world: We will never stop this crushing, ultranationalist melody - then as now, in 1948 and in 2012.
The national liberation movement's time came and went. Now we have a state. Neither good citizenship nor misdeeds have anything to do with Zionism anymore.
They may be illegal, but today’s outposts offer a chance to ‘build-your-own-home,’ with all the government services required for a civilized existence.