Gideon Levy

Gideon Levy is an Israeli journalist, writing opinion pieces and a weekly column for the newspaper Haaretz that often focus on the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. A notable journalist on the Israeli left, follow him on Twitter: @levy_haaretz

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Friday, November 25, 2016 - 11:00am
When Is Anti-Semitism Not Anti-Semitism? When It’s From a Trump-Loving ‘Friend’ of Israel
The only message of congratulations that Steve Bannon has received from abroad, apparently, since being named the senior strategic adviser in Donald Trump’s White House, is one that arrived on official Israel government stationery and was signed by Israeli Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel. The...
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Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 11:30am
Welcome to the One-state Club, Thomas Friedman
A new, highly regarded guy has joined the club. Like new guys, he’s still standing on the side, hesitant, insecure, perhaps lacking courage. Like highly regarded guys, he’s still afraid to move to the center of the stormy dance floor – but he’s there. Give him some time to get used to it. Welcome...
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 1:30pm
Hillary Clinton Is No Friend of Israel
Hillary Clinton's election as U.S. president would ensure Israel’s continued decline and degeneration. And so she is not a friend, but an enemy. She must not be allowed to deceive and present herself as a friend of Israel, as she tried so ingratiatingly to do in an article published in The Forward...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:00am
Netanyahu Deserves the Israeli People, and They Deserve Him
The first conclusion that arose just minutes after the announcement of the exit polls was particularly discouraging: The nation must be replaced. Not another election for the country's leadership, but general elections to choose a new Israeli people – immediately. The country urgently needs that...
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Monday, February 20, 2012 - 8:06am
Iran Uses Terror to Target Civilians, and So Does Israel
A great miracle happened in Tbilisi, New Delhi and Bangkok, and alongside that miracle there was ineptitude that flies in the face of Iranian pretentions and ambitions. But the intentions were clear and grave: to take Israeli lives, especially diplomats and other official representatives of the state. That is terror.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 8:34am
Arab World Is Deposing Rulers, Israel Is Blowing Leaves
Sometimes I'd watch him, the leaf blower. Making a racket, raising clouds of dust but doing a wonderful job of cleaning our streets. Crouching along the sidewalks of the city, he would never get anything but barrages of curses from passersby. Yesterday his work ended. The new noise prevention regulations went into effect, and with them, the end of the leaf blower.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 8:30am
Only Psychiatrists Can Explain Israel's Behavior
Our wild world of crime has recently been sent for observation. From the bodyguard of the IDF Chief of Staff to the killers of their own children - all have been sent for observation. The time has come, as is the custom around here, to send the country for observation, too. Maybe with ongoing treatment from specialists, the diagnosis that will save us can be made.
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Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 9:01am
America, Stop Sucking up to Israel
Barack Obama has been busy - offering the Jewish People blessings for Rosh Hashanah, and recording a flattering video for the President's Conference in Jerusalem and another for Yitzhak Rabin's memorial rally. Only Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah surpasses him in terms of sheer output of recorded remarks. In all the videos, Obama heaps sticky-sweet praise on Israel, even though he has spent nearly a year fruitlessly lobbying for Israel to be so kind as to do something, anything - even just a temporary freeze on settlement building - to advance the peace process.
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Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 9:27am
The Golda Wars
Those who are to blame for everything have been found: the "Goldstoners." Not the occupation, the settlements, Israeli aggressiveness or brutality; just Goldstone. According to Ari Shavit (Haaretz, October 8), the spirit of Judge Richard Goldstone will bring the next war upon us, and it will be called the Goldstone War.
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Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 9:35am
A Tough Country
Fourteen murders in three weeks make for a frightening statistic, relatively speaking. Three times more than Sweden, which has about 70 a year; three times fewer than New York, with about 600 murders annually. The current wave will be quickly forgotten. Israel will be thrust into the next scandal, but one cannot be surprised by this not-so-good middle ranking, between Sweden and New York. A country that has devoted most of its resources to defense against external dangers, sometimes real and sometimes imagined or exaggerated, cannot pretend to be surprised.
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