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Mark Lavie

Mark  Lavie (2)Mark Lavie is an American-Israeli journalist who has been covering the Middle East since 1972. For most of his career, he was based in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. He served as radio broadcaster, print wire reporter and editor for the Associated Press, and broadcast for radio networks including NPR, NBC and CBC. He has covered conflicts, starting with the 1973 Yom Kippur Mideast war, and peace efforts like the Israeli-Palestinian partial peace accords, for which he won the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award for Best Radio Interpretation of Foreign Affairs.

After reporting on two Palestinian uprisings in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Lavie transferred to Egypt on a two-year assignment in 2011, in time for all the major events of the Arab Spring, analysed in his e-book “Broken Spring”.

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Israel’s electorate has refused to grow up, and its leaders are to blame. They turned the election campaign into a fight of Right against...

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Mark’s new book, “Why Are We Still Afraid?” is available on Amazon. The US evacuation of military forces from Syria is a grave threat...

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Photo by: Israeli Defense Force It started like this—a Facebook post from a friend in England, responding to Hamas firing hundreds of rockets at...

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“My mind is made up—don’t confuse me with facts.” I know that’s the way antisocial media works, but if you’re interested in facts about...

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Iran deal

The celebrations have begun–the horrible Iran deal is no more. The Internet is flooded with hip-hip-hoorays next to screeds proving that Iranians are not...

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The US appears likely to cancel the Iran nuclear deal. The appointments of superhawks Mike Pompeo as the new US Secretary of State and...

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“You have to pick those lemons right away. Otherwise the Arabs will get them!” That urgent warning came from my neighbor across the fence...

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Does anyone need to recognize that Washington is the capital of the US? That Paris is the capital of France? That London is the...

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Israel needs to be a place where a university student who just survived a jarring antisemitic event can come, take a deep breath, and...

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In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an intimate inside look at what happens to the best of our youth from abroad when...

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Is this what is supposed to happen when someone parrots Israeli Labor Party policy toward the Palestinians? As I told host P.J. Maloney on...

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Democracy is about to fail. Only journalism can save it. But today’s journalism is far from what it needs to be to carry out...

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Let’s get some things straight about God and me as they relate to the tension and hatred among Jews in Israel and abroad.  I...

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The French and Egyptian peace proposals for Israel and the Palestinians are nothing new—but the Middle East is. If the peace initiatives are put...

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To: BDS Board of Directors From: BDS CEO Subject: My resignation Dear friends, Despite all our efforts over the past decade to persuade people,...

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“This is the worst situation Israel has faced in decades,” said a worried and angry friend, repeating an assessment he’d heard. That was a...

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The agreement over Iran’s nuclear program marks the end of an era. It makes many of the criticisms of the accord, as well as...

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Here are four facts that turn the whole Iran debate on its head: If Iran wants to build a nuclear weapon, it will. Sanctions...

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Despite what you read in your newspapers and saw on TV, as well as the incessant warnings about impending doom from the eventual winner,...

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“So you’re making trouble?” joked Dr. C, my cardiologist, a little sparkle in his piercing blue eyes. He made time to see me at...

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CIJA’s Jordan Kerbel sat down with Author / Journalist Mark Lavie on January 26th, 2015 to discuss an insider’s perspective on the media coverage...

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“Where are you going, Abba?” asked my six-year-old son as I headed out on Dec. 25 with my big bag of recording equipment. I...

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People looking for ways to stop the wave of violence plaguing Jerusalem, especially the Palestinian terror attacks, are trotting out all the old formulas. Destroy houses,...

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Radical Israeli-Arab Member of Parliament Hanin Zoabi has Israel exactly where she wants it. All she has to do is make some outrageous statement supporting Hamas,...

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You saw civilians dying and suffering in Gaza. You saw the destruction Israel’s military operation against Hamas has caused. You’re hearing from Israel that...

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