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Gideon Levy

Haaretz

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Israel's Right-wing Can Never Seem to Get Enough Death and Destruction

Dardaleh! is Israel's new battle cry. Dardaleh – Hebrew slang for a weak kick in soccer – is the latest expression of the right's unquenchable...

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In Calling for Strike on Iran, Gantz Channeled an Unlikely Peace Prize Laureate

Benny Gantz's attendance at Naomi Polani's funeral on Tuesday brought up sweet, pleasant memories of days long gone, before all the troubles began.

18.04.2024 20

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Gideon Levy

If Iran Attacks Israel, the Blame Lies on Israel's Irresponsible Decision-makers

Gen. Mohammad Reza Zahedi was killed April 1 in a strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus. Two weeks later, Israel is anxiously bracing for what's...

17.04.2024 100

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Gideon Levy

No Victory Awaits Israel in Rafah. Only More Death and Destruction

The right wants more, more, more. So do many Israelis who don't consider themselves right-wingers. All the dead, disabled, displaced and starving...

11.04.2024 30

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Gideon Levy

In Six Months in Gaza, Israel's Worst-ever War Achieved Nothing but Death and Destruction

Sunday is the six-month anniversary, and it seems this won't be the war's last six-month milestone; no one in Israel has any idea how to end the worst...

08.04.2024 90

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Gideon Levy

For Israel, Foreign Aid Workers' Blood Is Thicker Than Palestinians'

03.04.2024 20

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Gideon Levy

The Israeli Left Should Not Preach Morality to B'Tselem

We would all know a great deal less about the occupation were it not for B'Tselem. It wouldn't matter to most Israelis and Israeli media outlets; they...

02.04.2024 50

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Gideon Levy

We Need to Admit It: Israel Wants the War in Gaza

Israel wants war. More and more war, as much as possible, and perhaps even more. Gone are the days of our childhood, when they told us Israel wants...

28.03.2024 30

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Gideon Levy

Four Black Dots in Khan Yunis

Four friends set out. They walk on a road of leveled sand where homes once stood. They walk with determination; from above they don't look scared....

25.03.2024 100

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Gideon Levy

Every Person Killed in Gaza Has a Name

A pretty woman has her picture taken with others in her family. She rests her head on her hand, gazes softly at the camera, a wisp of a smile on her...

21.03.2024 50

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Gideon Levy

The IDF Commander's Demand for Unity Is Frightening, and Unnecessary

The Israeli military is once again preaching morality to the country as a whole. Every time it seems that Israel has beat its addiction to militarism,...

19.03.2024 50

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Gideon Levy

Israeli Leftists: Shake Off the Shock of October 7 and Open Your Eyes to Gaza

Dear friends and former friends: It's time to sober up from the sobering up.

17.03.2024 100

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Gideon Levy

When Israel Becomes Like Hamas

Terrible news: Another 27 captives have died in the tunnels of evil; some of illnesses and injuries that went untreated, others from beatings and the...

11.03.2024 100

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Gideon Levy

After 150 Days of Death and Destruction in Gaza, Israel Is Neither Stronger nor Safer

With the war now having passed the 150-day mark, every Israeli should ask themselves honestly: Are we better off now than on October 6, 2023? Are we...

10.03.2024 100

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Gideon Levy

Gaza's Night of Death and Hunger

It was a night of death and hunger. When it ended, at least 112 people had been killed and another 760 were injured. Israel tried to deny...

04.03.2024 80

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Israel Has No Real Alternative to Netanyahu

Once again it has been proved that there is no real substitute, no genuine alternative and no true opposition to Benjamin Netanyahu.

27.02.2024 40

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Gideon Levy

Israel Is Blaming Everyone but Itself for Its Own Disgrace

There are not many countries so desperate for national honor and pride as much as Israel. Whether it's the Olympics, Eurovision or the backgammon...

24.02.2024 100

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Gideon Levy

The World Must Force Peace on Israel

Now is the time for the United States, and in its wake the international community, to make a decision: Will the endless cycle of violence between...

20.02.2024 100

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With the 'Perfect' Rescue Operation, Israel's Dehumanization of Gazans Reached a New Low

Just like the good old days, Israel once again worships its army. The raid that released Louis Norberto Har and Fernando Marman sparked a crescendo of...

15.02.2024 80

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Gideon Levy

An Israeli Incursion Into Gaza's Rafah Will Be an Unprecedented Humanitarian Catastrophe

All we can do now is to request, beg, cry out: Don't enter Rafah. An Israeli incursion into Rafah will be an attack on the world's biggest displaced...

11.02.2024 100

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Gideon Levy

Israel's Dignity Will Be Damaged, Hamas Will Be Crowned Winner, but the War Will End

The terms of the emerging deal with Hamas are being presented by Israel as entailing a "painful price." It is based on the assumption that whatever is...

09.02.2024 90

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Gideon Levy

11,500 Children Have Been Killed in Gaza. Horror of This Scale Has No Explanation

Two hundred and sixty names of babies whose age was 0; names of babies who didn't get to celebrate their first birthday, nor will they ever celebrate...

05.02.2024 400

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Israelis' post-October 7 Humility Is Gone. The Arrogance Is Back

After the Yom Kippur War, Israel humbly bowed its head and reshaped itself. The traumatized country drew into itself and mourned. The post-Six Day War...

01.02.2024 50

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Gideon Levy

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

Isaac Herzog, Yoav Gallant, Israel Katz: Israel's president, defense minister and foreign minister. The president of the International Court of...

29.01.2024 100

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The Gaza I Loved Will Never Be the Same

An email in English: "My name is Yuval Caspi and I'm the daughter of Dr. Yosef Caspi. You once wrote an article about my father. … I hope you can...

25.01.2024 40

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Gideon Levy

Why Israelis Love Their Army So Much – Despite the Abject Failures of October 7

Israelis love their army with a blind, boundless, unconditional love. The Zionist left loves the Israel Defense Forces even more than the right does.

22.01.2024 60

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Gideon Levy

Just Don't Be Surprised When Another West Bank Intifada Breaks Loose

Three and a half hours. Three and a half hours from Jenin to Tul Karm. In three and a half hours you can fly to Rome, or drive to Eilat. But in the...

19.01.2024 100

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Gideon Levy

If It Isn't a Genocide in Gaza, Then What Is It?

Let us assume that Israel's position at The Hague is right and just and Israel committed no genocide or anything close to it. So what is this? What do...

15.01.2024 200

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Gideon Levy

Palestinians in Gaza Are Being Held Hostages by Israel and Hamas

Shai Wenkert is the father of 22-year-old Omer Wenkert, who has colitis and is being held hostage by Hamas. Colitis is an accursed chronic disease...

14.01.2024 40

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Gideon Levy

Good Luck to the ICJ, Israelis Should Hope It Will Decree to Stop the Gaza Operation

Anyone who sees the pointless continuation of the war and the dimensions of the killing and destruction in the Gaza Strip, who wants to put an end to...

09.01.2024 100

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Gideon Levy

No Israeli Soldiers Have Stood Up and Refused to Participate in This Evil War

Nobody stood up. So far, as far as is known, not even one case of disobedience has been registered in the IDF since the war broke out, except for one...

06.01.2024 70

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Gideon Levy

The Legitimization of Evil Will Remain With Israelis Long After Gaza War Ends The Legitimization of Evil Will Remain With Israelis Long After the War in Gaza Ends

At the end of this war, Israel will find itself in a worse situation than when the war began. Even if Israel is able to realize its goals, which...

01.01.2024 100

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Gideon Levy

There's No Way to 'Explain' the Degree of Death and Destruction in Gaza

There is no way to "explain" Israel's conduct in the Gaza Strip. Destruction, killing, starvation and siege in such monstrous dimensions can no longer...

29.12.2023 100

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Gideon Levy

When Israel Abuses the Hostages That It Holds

Every Sunday and Tuesday, Israeli guards enter Palestinian prisoners' cells, handcuff them and beat them with batons.

26.12.2023 90

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Gideon Levy

Would Israel Be Any Different Without Netanyahu?

What if Benjamin Netanyahu hadn't been prime minister for 16 years – would this terrible war not have broken out?

21.12.2023 20

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Gideon Levy

In Israel, 20,000 Gazans Are Responsible for Their Own Deaths. I've Never Been So Ashamed

Journalist Ben Caspit epitomizes the Israeli center. He lives in Hod Hasharon and co-hosts a radio talk show with journalist Yinon Magal, who is on...

17.12.2023 100

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Gideon Levy

Israel's First Unanimous War

We've never before had a war like this, a war of complete consensus, a war of total silence, a war of blind support; a war without objection, without...

15.12.2023 90

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Gideon Levy

By Trying to Humiliate Gaza to Its Core, Israel Is the One Being Humiliated

As if all this were not enough – the thousands of dead children, the death toll nearing 20,000, the hundreds of thousands uprooted from their homes,...

11.12.2023 100

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Gideon Levy

Israel Is Fostering the Next Generation of Hatred Against Itself

A bereaved father, whose 8-year-old son was shot dead by soldiers, stood this week at the entrance to his home at the border of the Jenin refugee camp...

08.12.2023 100

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Gideon Levy

Israel Has Turned Its Back on the Hostages in Favor of Destroying Gaza

Israel’s resumption of the war is its biggest mistake since October 7. A war “heavy in days, heavy in blood,” in the wondrous words of Moshe...

04.12.2023 100

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Gideon Levy

How Many Palestinians Dead in Gaza Is Too Many

There has already been enough of this war. It must end now, under any circumstances, at any price. There is no point to continue it. Its terrible cost...

01.12.2023 90

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Gideon Levy

Is It Permissible to Rejoice in the Joy of Palestinians Released From Israeli Prisons?

This was a roller coaster of a weekend which left no one unmoved. The images of the released hostages, old women and little children, were the stuff...

28.11.2023 90

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Gideon Levy

Giora Eiland's Monstrous Gaza Proposal Is Evil in Plain Sight

Giora Eiland is one of the “thinking officers” to have come out of the IDF. Pleasant and eloquent, his demeanor is all moderation and sound...

23.11.2023 100

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Gideon Levy

Roger Waters: Stop Denying the Hamas Atrocities of October 7

20.11.2023 100

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Gideon Levy

Israel's Next Surprise Is Coming From the West Bank

The next surprise won’t come as a surprise. It may be less deadly than the previous one, October 7, but its price will be steep. When it lands on...

17.11.2023 100

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Gideon Levy

Children Are Children, Whether in Israel or Gaza. They Never Deserve to Die

A photo by Associated Press’s Ohad Zwigenberg on the front page of Haaretz was worth a thousand words. It showed an IDF soldier inside a child’s...

13.11.2023 200

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Gideon Levy

If Israel Resists Examining Its Own Failures, Another War Awaits Us

The war is still raging, the guns are roaring, but Israel is already wrapping itself up in cushioning layers to protect itself from real...

12.11.2023 100

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Gideon Levy

If We Can't See Gaza's Dead Children's Eyes, Can We See Children at All?

Is there a difference between children and children? Are the photos of children killed in Jabalya supposed to shock us less than those of children...

07.11.2023 100

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Gideon Levy

These Are the Children Extracted After the Bombardment of Gaza's Jabalya Refugee Camp

A Hamas terrorist was taken out of the debris, carried in his father’s arms. His face is covered with dust, his body jerking like a sack, his stare...

02.11.2023 70

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Gideon Levy

It Is Forbidden to Even Empathize With Innocent Gazans

26.10.2023 40

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