Gideon Levy Journalist, Haaretz

Gideon Levy is an Israeli journalist and author in the newspaper Haaretz. Levy has received awards for his articles on human rights in the occupied areas, including Israel’s prestigious Sokolov Award in 2021. Levy started his career in 1974 when he was drafted into the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) and served as a reporter for Israel Army Radio. From 1978 to 1982, he worked as an aide and spokesman for Shimon Peres, the leader of the Israeli Labour Party at the time. In 1982, he began writing for the Israeli daily Haaretz, becoming a deputy editor from 1983 to 1987. Since 1988, he has written a column called “Twilight Zone,” focusing on the hardships faced by Palestinians. In 2004, Levy published a compilation of articles titled “Twilight Zone – Life and Death under the Israeli Occupation.” He also co-edited the documentary series “Whispering Embers” with Haim Yavin, exploring Russian Jewry after the fall of communism.

In addition to his written work, Levy hosted a weekly talk show called “A Personal Meeting with Gideon Levy,” broadcast on Israeli cable TV channel 3. He has also made periodic appearances on other television talk shows.