America is again falling down on the job, Obama betraying his mission and the promise of his presidency.
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.
Next time we set out to wage a vain and miserable war, we should weigh the political damage they cause.
This charade really has to stop. It's time to find out once and for all, what Israelis actually want.
Members of Israel's exclusive leadership club, we protect at any price; soldiers and regular Israelis, we do not.
When the children of Petah Tikva have all found schools to attend, society will not stop being racist.
Those fighting for Shalit's release should have been the first to say Israel should not act like Hamas.
The truth is that the occupation is very evil, even if not in the way Aftonbladet presented it.
While the current generation of leaders failed in opening a new, courageous chapter of history, a dangerous, gray crop of officers are emerging as the leaders of tomorrow.