The Middle East Institute at Columbia University will host author Gideon Levy, to mark the launching of his new book The Punishment of Gaza. Described by Le Monde as a thorn in Israel's flank, Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist. For over twenty years he has covered the Israel- Palestine conflict, in particular the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz in his column Twilight Zone. He previously served as an aide to Shimon Peres. His perspective is one rarely heard in the US: that of an Israeli still living in his homeland and sharing its vulnerabilities, but unflinching in his criticism of its conduct and its effects on the Palestinian people.
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28 September 2010, 6:00 PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University