Search Results for : Gideon Levy

22 Dec

Gideon Levy Has No Sympathy for Colonists as a Group

Veteran Israeli journalist Gideon Levy says all colonists and all Israelis share responsibility for the occupation and apartheid system in Palestine. There is sympathy for individuals, but there is no symmetry: the power is on the Israeli side. TRNN Video & Transcript SHIR HEVER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m […]

18 Dec

Veteran Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy: BDS Is Not Anti-Semitic

Veteran Israeli journalist Gideon Levy has reaffirmed his support for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, speaking in a Haaretz podcast interview. Asked about the backlash against the boycott, both in Israel and in the United States, Levy said that the BDS campaign is still “the only game in town”, […]

17 May

Gideon Levy: No Opposition in Israel as Netanyahu Massacres Gazans

Renowned Israeli journalist Gideon Levy says “the victims of Gaza hardly touch anybody in Israel,” as Israeli forces mow down protesters. Hardline right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a stranglehold on politics, and the left barely exists. Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column […]

06 Apr

Gideon Levy: The Israel Massacre Forces

by Gideon Levy The death counter ticked away wildly. One death every 30 minutes. Again. Another one. One more. Israel was busy preparing for the seder night. TV stations continued broadcasting their nonsense. It’s not hard to imagine what would have happened if a settler had been stabbed – on-site […]

04 Mar

Gideon Levy: The Zionist Tango: Step Left, Step Right

Gideon Levy speaking at the National Press Club in Washington DC on the eve of the official AIPAC conference.  Gideon Levy, a columnist for the Israeli daily Haaretz, says when you shoot a fifteen year old in the head and say he fell from his bicycle, no Zionist questions it, […]

06 Nov

Gideon Levy: 22 Years After Rabin’s Murder, Israel Even Further From Peace

On the 22nd anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s murder by a far-right Israeli, journalist Gideon Levy says Israel has become even more hostile to a just peace — one that Rabin himself was never willing to offer. Via The Real News Network (TRNN). Also from TRNN: 06/05/17 Norman Finkelstein (pt1): […]

26 Dec

(VIDEO) Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy: The ‘Real Landlords’ of Israel Are the Settlers

Gideon Levy discusses how the government’s preoccupation with a small Israeli colony, in the occupied West Bank, reflects the political power of settlers in Israel. SHIR HEVER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Shir Hever, from Germany. A small Israeli colony in the occupied West Bank has been on […]

29 Dec

‘No Hope’ Message From Gideon Levy on Visit to AIC In Beit Sahour

December 29, 2010 11:54 PM IMEMC News Miscellaneous, News Report, West Bank 0

Israeli journalist Gideon Levy left a message of no hope, on Tuesday night, during his visit to the Alternative Information Center in Beit Sahour, the PNN reported. “I don’t see any kind of hope from any direction.” Gideon Levy concluded addressing to the audience when he visited the Alternative Information […]

29 Mar

Analysis: Palestine Is Occupied, Segregated, And About To Face COVID-19

Israel’s military control of Gaza and the West Bank has only grown more brutal during the pandemic. Workers are held in quarantine, prisoners have been infected, and Israel is withholding money that could be used to help contain the outbreak. By Taya Graham for The Real News Network Israeli Journalist […]

15 Mar

Opinion: The Israeli Army Doesn’t Have Snipers on the Gaza Border, it has Hunters

By Gideon Levy for Haaretz They’re the best of our boys. One is a “musician from a good high school,” another a “boy scout” who majored in theater.” They’re the snipers who have shot thousands of unarmed protesters along the Gaza border fence. In the Gaza Strip there are 8,000 […]

28 Nov

Opinion: All the Signs are That Netanyahu’s Political Career is About to Hit the Buffers

by Motasem A Dalloul for Middle East Monitor Ever since Israeli Attorney General, Avichai Mendelblit announced last Thursday that he was indicting Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, the Prime Minister has been blundering about in the political arena. The longest serving Israeli premier in […]

22 May

Palestinian Foreign Ministry Condemns Germany for Calling BDS “Anti-Semitic”

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned, Sunday, the German parliament’s decision to designate the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign as “anti-semitic”, Maan News reported. The majority of German legislators voted in favor of the resolution, entitled “Resisting the BDS movement decisively – fighting antisemitism”, which claims the peaceful […]

12 Sep

Trump Abandons All Pretense of Being a ‘Fair Broker’ in the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

Gideon Levy explains that the US is doing everything to disempower, humiliate and weaken Palestinian representation. Contrary to common belief, the US is not doing the State of Israel any favors. Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column Twilight Zone in the Israeli paper […]

09 Aug

Women Prisoners’ Update: Susan Abu Ghannam Seized by Occupation Forces

August 9, 2018 9:19 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israel, News Report, Prisoners 0

Photo: Susan Abu Ghannam, Wattan TV Susan Abu Ghannam, the mother of Mohammed Abu Ghannam, a 22-year-old man slain by Israeli occupation forces in Jerusalem on 21 July 2017, was seized by Israeli occupation forces who invaded her family home in Jerusalem on 5 August. Her detention was first extended […]

13 Jun

Recently Released Activist Social Worker Munther Amira on Non-violent Resistance

Munther Amira, a Palestinian Social Worker, activist and human rights defender, was arrested by Israeli forces during a non-violent protest, in Bethlehem, against the Trump Administration declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in addition to Israeli violations of Palestinian children’s rights. Amira was  released last week, after six months […]

11 Jun

Lies Will Not Save Israel from the Responsibility of Killing Razan Al-Najjar

By Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, President- Palestinian Medical Relief Society:  We are deeply shocked at the amount of lies that the Israeli officials and spokesperson of the Israeli army are trying to spread to justify the horrible war crime of killing the innocent young first aid provider, Razan Al-Najjar, who was […]

25 May

At the U.N., Trudeau Opposes an Investigation into Israel’s Shooting of Unarmed Civilians – including a Canadian Doctor

(photo: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with US President Donald Trump, c. 2017, Wikipedia) This week, courtesy of Justin Trudeau, the world witnessed one of the swiftest and most cowardly flip-flops in Canadian political history. On May 16, 2018, Canada’s Prime Minister issued a statement calling for an “immediate independent investigation” into […]

14 Apr

Israel Mows Down Unarmed Gaza Protesters for 3rd Week as US Blocks UN Investigation

Israeli soldiers wounded more than 900 peaceful Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border, for the third Friday in a row, while the Donald Trump administration prevents any action by the United Nations. TRNN video and transcript: BEN NORTON: For three weeks in a row, thousands of unarmed Palestinian have protested […]

03 Apr

US Blocks UN Investigation into Israeli Military Killings in Gaza (pt. 1/2)

Reacting to Trump administration blocking of a UN investigation into Israeli military’s killings of Palestinians, Col. Larry Wilkerson says the United States is “in the back pocket of Israel like we have never been associated with any other country in the world.” Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy […]

11 Mar

When Left is Right: How Palestinians Can Burst Israel’s Political Bubble

by Amjad Iraqi on March 11, 2018 Overview Although no indictments have been issued yet, Israelis are speculating whether the latest developments in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals finally mark the beginning of his political demise. The second-longest serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion, Netanyahu has had a profound impact on Israel’s political scene […]

10 Mar

The Spirit of Palestinian Resistance Comes to Washington

It’s been a busy week for American supporters of Palestine. The week began with the beginning of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference, which was greeted by hundreds of Pro-Palestinian protestors. The 4th annual protest, organized by Abbas Hamidehof “Al-Awda, the Palestine Right of Return Movement,” who hosted […]

19 Feb

Palestinian Recounts Brutal Israeli Dog Attack: ‘I bled for two and a half hours.’ (VIDEO)

This is a long-standing policy used by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians, says Max Blumenthal. Mabruk Jarrar, a 39-year-old schoolteacher, was savagely mauled by Israeli military dog during a raid on his home in the occupied West Bank. Here, he recounts his horrific experience. While Israeli occupation authorities insist that this […]

14 Dec

Dr. Ibrahim Al-Yazouri: We Made Clear the Difference between Zionists and Jews

by Motasem A Dalloul In an exclusive interview with Dr. Ibrahim al-Yazouri, one of the seven Hamas founders, he told MEMO that his movement had made clear the difference between Zionist occupiers of Palestine and Jews. Dr. Ibrahim Fares Al-Yazouri was born in the Ptalestinian village of Beit Daras in […]

11 Jun

How Have 50 Years of Israeli Occupation of Palestinian Land Changed Israel? (VIDEO)

Denial and lies about the occupation have allowed Israelis to cover up the reality of what the occupation has done to Palestinians, and so the occupation could continue for another 50 years, says Israeli journalist Gideon Levy. Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column […]

19 May

International Campaign is Criminalizing Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-semitism’

For two decades, some Israeli officials and Israel partisans have worked to embed a new, Israel-focused definition of antisemitism in institutions around the world, from international bodies and national governments to small college campuses in heartland America. This effort is now snowballing rapidly. As a result, advocacy for Palestinian rights […]

03 Mar

Why Was a 2016 Summit for a US-Proposed Peace Plan Involving Israel Kept Secret?

Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column Twilight Zone in the Israeli paper Haaretz. He is also an editorial board member of Haaretz. Between 1978 and 1982 Levy served in the Shimon Peres office when Peres was the leader of the Labor Party. TRNN […]

28 Dec

Israeli Violations against Media Freedoms Escalate in November

The Palestinian Center for development and media freedoms monitored, in November, a total of 31 violations against media freedom, committed by Israeli occupation, and different Palestinian apparatuses in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, noting that the total violations topped at 27, whilst Palestinian parties committed 4 violations. Israeli Occupation […]

22 Dec

Knesset Committee Strips Prisoners of Right to Meet with MKs

December 22, 2016 5:31 PM IMEMC News & Agencies News Report 0

Special session of the Knesset to vote Thursday over whether to strip Basel Ghattas of parliamentary immunity. Member of Knesset (MK) Basel Ghattas, a member of the National Democratic Assembly (NDA), is under the watch of Israeli police for allegedly smuggling cell phones to Palestinian “security prisoners.” Police confronted Ghattas […]

18 May

On Jerusalem Day, Israeli Prime Minister calls for biblical-style battle for Jerusalem

May 18, 2015 12:10 PM Celine Hagbard Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave a speech on Sunday in which he rallied a crowd of Zionists with calls to do battle in Jerusalem to rid the city of its Palestinian inhabitants and carry out a full takeover of biblical proportions. He quoted the bible and called for an […]

29 Apr

Apartheid and the Palestinian National Struggle

This Palestinian situation is tragic, in part, because there is no clear path to liberation, and the devastation of oppressive circumstances have gone on decade after decade with no end in view.Preliminary Observations In this period when the centenary of the genocidal victimization of the Armenian people in 1915 is […]

20 Apr

Weakening and Discrediting the UN: Mission of Israeli QGOs

QGOs, along with Israeli and American diplomats, have managed to intimidate and neutralize the UN as a foundation of support for the justifiable grievances of the Palestinian people. In so doing, rather than overdoing its emphasis on Israeli violations of human rights and international law, the UN has increasingly allowed […]

14 Mar

The killing of children is a horrific, despicable act

What kind of sick person would kill children asleep in their beds? What sadistic, twisted logic would ever make someone think its ok to murder children? There is no justification, ever, for the killing of children.Every Palestinian group has harshly condemned the murder of a family sleeping in their beds […]

31 Aug

Palestine Today 08 30 2010

August 31, 2010 4:26 AM IMEMC News Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 4 m 25s || 4.02 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Monday August 30th, 2010. As the Palestinian President prepares to meet with the Israeli Prime Minister in Washington […]

30 Aug

53 Israeli Artists Boycott New Cultural Center In Ariel Settlement

August 30, 2010 11:48 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

Dozens of prominent artists in the Israeli theatre community – including actors, playwrights and directors — have signed a pledge that they will not perform in a newly-constructed cultural center in the Israeli settlement of Ariel. The pledge could cause the artists to be booted from the government-funded guild for […]

28 Nov

Does It Matter What You Call It? Genocide or Erasure of Palestinians

During an appearance in late October on Ireland's Pat Kenny radio show, a popular national program broadcast daily on Ireland's RTE Radio, we were asked as the opening question if Israel could be compared to Nazi Germany. Not across the board, we said, but there are certainly some aspects of […]

12 Sep

‘Gaza is a jail. Nobody is allowed to leave. We are all starving now’

September 12, 2006 7:42 PM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, Opinion/Analysis, Palestine 0

Gaza is dying. The Israeli siege of the Palestinian enclave is so tight that its people are on the edge of starvation. Here on the shores of the Mediterranean a great tragedy is taking place that is being ignored because the world's attention has been diverted by wars in Lebanon […]

08 Sep

‘Gaza is a jail. Nobody is allowed to leave. We are all starving now’

September 8, 2006 7:55 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

Gaza is dying. The Israeli siege of the Palestinian enclave is so tight that its people are on the edge of starvation. Here on the shores of the Mediterranean a great tragedy is taking place that is being ignored because the world's attention has been diverted by wars in Lebanon […]

08 Jul

British Jews protest Israeli assault on Gaza

The following paid advertisement was signed by 300 Jews in Britain and placed in The London Times on July 7: WHAT IS ISRAEL DOING? A CALL BY JEWS IN BRITAIN WE WATCH WITH HORROR the collective punishment of the people of Gaza. Everything reasonable must be done to secure Corporal […]

06 Jul

Europe’s response to the siege of Gaza is shameful

The Palestinians have no partner for peace. They will only have one if Israel agrees to recognise Palestine’s right to function. Thank goodness for the Swiss. Alone in Europe, their government has dared to condemn what the Israelis are doing to Gaza. It is collective punishment, they say. It violates […]

26 Jun

Anatomy of the West Bank ‘Realignment’ Plan

The US government, with European urging, has requested that Israel give negotiation of a bilateral agreement with the Palestinian Authority one last shot. If by the end of the year the US agrees with Israel that no "suitable" Palestinian "partner for peace" exists, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s shaky Kadima-led […]

11 May

A Modest Proposal for Peace in Palestine

Peace may now be possible if the international community grabs the olive branch tentatively offered by Abbas and Hamas. “Peace at last, peace at last, thank God Almighty, there’s peace at last.” Picture the scene immediately following Mahmoud Abbas’ speech before the Nobel Institute in Oslo this week as Israel’s […]

06 Apr

A Decisive Vote for Apartheid

Readers must be cautioned that ‘right,’ left and ‘center are relative terms: they have substantially different meaning in the Israeli political context. “Israel votes for disengagement and final borders” and “Israelis abandon the dream of Greater Israel” were the main themes in the spin that characterized mainstream, even some progressive […]

28 Mar

As Israeli election begins, study shows voters committed to Occupation and Annexation of Palestine

Well-known Palestinian writer and journalist Antoine Shelhat says that Israel is heading into its Parliamentary elections with a greater commitment to the policies of annexation, expansion and aggression, which will not cease even for one day. Shelhat’s comments come as part of a study he conducted as an Israeli affairs […]

28 Mar

Palestinian leaders challenge Israel’s compensation of soldier who killed child

March 28, 2006 1:30 AM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, Israel, News Report 0

The outgoing Palestinian Authority government and the incoming Hamas-led administration have condemned the payment of compensation to an Israeli soldier after a court cleared him of killing 13-year old Iman Al Hams in 2004, in a case made famous by army transcripts revealing that the soldier knew Iman was a […]

18 Mar

Pro-Israel Lobby determines U.S. Policy, says Harvard Study

U.S. policies in the Middle East don’t serve the country’s national interest, and are determined primarily by the country’s pro-Israel lobby, according to a study published Thursday by researchers from Harvard University and the University of Chicago. the following article is excerpted from the report: For the past several decades, […]

04 Mar

Ilan Pappe on the Israel-Palestine conflict

Last October, when Prof. Ilan Pappe was visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, he was interviewed by Steve Zeltzer for his Labor Video Project cable TV program. This is the audio for the 57 minute program in which Pappe talks about the history of Zionism, the Palestinian Nakba, Israeli-Palestinian labor […]

21 Feb

Hamas, undaunted by Israeli fund freeze, seeks funding elsewhere

February 21, 2006 10:31 PM IMEMC & Agencies Diplomacy, News Report, Palestine 0

After Israeli authorities decided Sunday to freeze Palestinian tax money worth 30% of the Palestinian Authority’s budget and impose sanctions on labor and products, criticism of the freeze erupted both within Israel and from various international parties. Reserve general Danny Rothschild, a former coordinator of Israeli activities in the Palestinian […]

16 Feb

Two comatose patients: the old man and the little boy

February 16, 2006 4:41 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Miscellaneous, Palestine 0

From Gideon Levy’s article "There will be a Vietnam Here" in Ha’aretz 13 Feb 2006 As Israeli President Ariel Sharon lay comatose in a hospital in Israel with little chance of recovery and in a deteriorating condition, another patient in a similar condition joined him in the hospital on Friday and now lies in […]

05 Jan

A Glossary of Dispossession

During 2005 the Israelis and most main media trumpeted the "disengagement" from Gaza, and claimed that bold steps had been taken to resolve the conflict. Despite these claims, the reality is that more Palestinian land has been stolen, many have been dispossessed, and ethnic cleansing has been exacerbated especially in […]

03 Nov

What do Israelis say about the Arabs?

Last weeks speech of the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in which he said that Israel should be "wiped off the map", and that "anyone who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation’s fury," has been portrayed by the Jewish State as “murderous threats” in an attempt […]

15 Dec

Killing Palestinian Children is No Longer a Big Deal

 Regarding Gideon Levy’s column–Killing Children is No Longer a Big Deal, Haaretz’s , 10/17/ 04. I disagree with Mr. Levy–killing Children is No Longer a Big Deal–indeed it is. But like Mr. Levy, I am appalled daily by the number of Palestinian children killed by the Israeli Army. I have […]

14 Jun

240 Jewish and Israeli Scholars to German Government: Boycotts Are a Legitimate and Non-violent Tool of Resistance

June, 2019 Mid-May, Jewish and Israeli scholars, many of whom specialized in anti-Semitism, Jewish history and history of the Holocaust, sounded alarm about the growing tendency to label supporters of Palestinian human rights as anti-Semitic. They did so in a call addressed to the German Bundestag in relation to several […]

15 Apr

Palestine Today 04 15 2013

April 15, 2013 10:12 PM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0

Click on Link to download or play MP3 file || 2 m 55s || 2.67 MB || Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday April 15, 2013. Israeli soldiers clash with youth in the southern West Bank and settlers attack a […]

15 Apr

Israeli Journalist Accuses Army Of Executing Two Palestinians

April 15, 2013 6:44 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Tulkarem 0

A report written by Israeli Journalist, Gideon Levi, and published by Haaretz Hebrew Language daily, accuses the Israeli military of deliberately executing two Palestinians, who were recently shot by the army at the Ennab roadblock, east of Anabta near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem.The two Palestinians, identified as […]

18 Jul

Settlers and police make deal on Gaza march

The Israeli daily Haaretz reported that the Israeli police will allow some 30, 000 anti-disengagement protestors to march to Netiovot settlement to enter Kfar Maimon where they will spend the night. The negotiations were carried out on Monday night in Kfar Maimon at the home of MK Yitzhak Levy, from the Religious […]

13 Feb

MK Bishara’ vote vital to pass settlers’ Compensation bill

February 13, 2005 4:05 AM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Settlement, News Report 0

The Israeli Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee is scheduled to look at and vote on the penalty clauses of the settlers’ evacuation compensation bill on Sunday. {mosimage}As it stands now, out of the 17 committee members eight are expected to vote against and eight are expected to vote for […]

05 Jul

Yesha Rabi Slams Shin Bet Head Remarks on Growing RW Extremism

Rabbi Daniel Shilo, spokesman of the Committee of Yesha Rabbis of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, said Monday that ‘irregular responses’ are expected when settlers are sent by the government and after dozens of years are forced to leave home. Shilo slammed Shin Bet Head Avi Dechter for his […]