Even those who don’t believe in the boycott, or think there are better ways to fight the occupation (such as?) cannot go along with this crushing move to criminalize it.
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.
Today we are supposed to celebrate this day by law. No person of conscience can do this.
An 18-year-old Palestinian who may have wanted to put an end to her life approached a checkpoint with a knife. The Border Police fulfilled her wish quickly, although it's clear she could have been stopped by other means. Her family is shattered.
Israel might make a show of attending an international conference or starting a peace process, but only to buy time.
Why is the rest of the world more interested in discussing solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than Israelis are?
Benjamin Netanyahu’s double-billing affair is a cause célèbre, while Israel’s killing of civilians in Gaza and detentions without trial go unpunished.
For the past few years Dareen Tatour has been posting poems, all written in Arabic, on her blog and on Facebook and YouTube – these are the scenes of her crime. 'I am in the State of Israel, a democracy,' she says. 'I never thought I would be arrested for poetry.'
The State of Israel in the hands of someone who could destroy it: a man who threatened to bomb the Aswan Dam and sees Israel's Arab citizens as the enemy.
Israel's testosterone-happy generals are inculcating their legacy of mostly needless operations to fifth-graders. The results? Maybe by 18 they won't ask any questions.
The army says Isa al-Muati was shot in the legs because he threw a Molotov cocktail. He says he was just looking for his younger brother. He spent 28 days bound to his Israeli hospital bed with an iron handcuff.