Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy says that a Labor victory in Israel will only entrench the occupation because the world will think there’s been change, and take off the pressure
I confess I love Israel. Moments like this, reading Gideon Levy in Haaretz, remind me that the things I love about my Jewish culture–intellectual honesty and sensitivity–are alive in Israel, in the likes of writers like him. Why hasn’t any…
The discussion over the essential racism of Zionism is in the open. Israeli Justice minister Ayelet Shaked made it clear, and Israeli journalist Gideon Levy thanks her for her candidness. Levy published a column in Haaretz yesterday that all but says Zionism is racism. He calls it a movement that “contradicts human rights, and is thus indeed an ultranationalist, colonialist and perhaps even racist movement, as proponents of justice worldwide maintain”.
Gideon Levy says that Israeli idealists dreamed of the day when Israeli soldiers would tell their society about the occupation. Then Breaking the Silence came forward, and it was crushed, with the media’s help. Israelis live in denial. “No question marks.” Only outside pressure will force them to end the tyranny over half the population, the Palestinians.