Gideon Levy

  • Israel’s Mainstream Brought Us to The Hague, Not Its Lunatic Fringes

    A state that is on trial for genocide in the court of the United Nations should be ashamed of itself Haaretz | Opinion Israeli President Isaac Herzog signs a munition near the Gaza Strip border. Credit: Haim Tzach/GPO Gideon Levy, Haaretz, Jan 28, 2024 Isaac Herzog, Yoav Gallant, Israel Katz: Israel’s president, defense minister and…


  • Gideon Levy: Let the Annexation Begin

    A Palestinian man waters goats and sheep in the Jordan Valley, West Bank, August 21, 2019. (MOHAMAD TOROKMAN – REUTERS) Gideon Levy, If Americans Knew, September 12, 2019 There’s no longer any real debate in Israel. The right wants to annex Palestinian land openly, and the center wants to annex, but deceive us. All that’s…


  • Diana Buttu & Gideon Levy on Israeli Settlements, Kerry, Military Aid & End of Two-State Solution

    Democracy Now! December 30, 2016 Guests Diana Buttu — attorney based in Palestine. She has served as a legal adviser to the Palestinians in negotiations with Israel. She was previously an adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Gideon Levy — Haaretz columnist and a member of the newspaper’s editorial board. His new article is titled…


  • A Black Flag

    From: Jennifer Loewenstein Subject: Resuming Emails: Gideon Levy – A Black Flag Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 00:17:34 +0100 Last week I was in the West Bank and East Jerusalem trying to accomplish work for a research project, hence my absence. All I can say now is that what you are reading in real news…


  • The Israel Lobby

    John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, London Review of Books, 23 March 2006 For the past several decades, and especially since the Six-Day War in 1967, the centrepiece of US Middle Eastern policy has been its relationship with Israel. The combination of unwavering support for Israel and the related effort to spread ‘democracy’ throughout the region…


  • Twilight Zone: They said they’d kill me

    Gideon Levy, Haaretz, July 10, 2005 Here he is – the survivor. His head and arms bandaged, his cheek gashed, his right ear deaf. In pain, weak, exhausted, scared, stunned, angry, bitter. Hilal Majaida, 18, from Muwasi. For eight years he hadn’t left that area, in the heart of the Gaza Strip. Now he’s trying…


  • They Broke the Public’s Heart

    For years, the news media ignored the injustices the settlers inflicted on their neighbors. Gideon Levy, Haaretz, Jul 03, 2005 The media is to blame: For months, it portrayed the story of the “great sacrifice” the evacuated settlers must make. For years, it ignored the injustices they inflicted on their neighbors and thus helped portray…


  • Victory of Brutality

    Gideon Levy, Haaretz, Mar 14, 2004 A new species of officer is achieving greatness in the Israel Defense Forces. These people did most of their service as occupation officers, and their excellence is a function of the degree of violence and brutality they exercise against the Palestinians. The most striking example of this trend is…


  • And the twins died

    Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 1/9/04 The twin girls died one after the other. The first to die was the one who was born first, at the checkpoint. Several hours later came the death of her sister, who was born a few minutes after they finally left the checkpoint, and who managed to reach the hospital alive.…


  • The killing fields of Rafah

    Gideon Levy, Haaretz, Nov 30, 2003    Quietly, far from the public eye, Israeli soldiers continue killing Palestinians. Hardly a day goes by without casualties, some innocent civilians, and the stories of their violent deaths never reach the Israeli consciousness or awareness. If there is one consistent piece of data in the current intifada, it…