Mark LeVine

Mark LeVine is a professor of history at the University of California: Irvine, and author, most recently, of Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the soul of Islam (Random House 2008) and Impossible Peace: Israel/Palestine Since 1989 (Zed Books, 2009).

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to an adviser at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem on August 6 Views
Monday, August 07, 2017
What is Behind Israel's Attempt to Ban Al Jazeera?
The present attempt by the government of Israel to close down Al Jazeera's offices in Jerusalem reflects a potentially far-reaching shift in the perceived power and role of critical media , not just in the Israeli occupation of Palestine , but across the Arab world and larger Middle East and North...
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Saturday, September 06, 2014
Dehiring at University of Illinois Threatens Tomorrow’s Scholars
As the third Gaza war in five years winds down, another battle heats up in the United States over the limits of acceptable or civil criticism of Israel. No lives have been lost, but reputations, careers and livelihoods have been damaged, perhaps irredeemably so, by this latest conflict. It began on...
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
Blowback of the Ugliest Kind: The Lessons No One Will Learn from Benghazi
"Does Mideast Democracy Complicate Diplomacy?"
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Boycotting Fascism?
During the last week angry young residents of Tel Aviv have been staging a sit-in, or, more accurately, a tent-in, along fashionable Rothschild Boulevard to protest their being priced out of the housing market in Israel's cultural and economic capital. The protests have drawn the attention of the Israeli and international media, with The Guardian even comparing the protesters to the pro-democracy revolutionaries in Egypt and other Arab countries.
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