Mark Lavie

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Mark Lavie is a journalist who began covering the Middle East in 1972.[1][2] Lavie was born and grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and graduated from Indiana University in 1969.[1]

He worked as an Associated Press correspondent in the Middle East for 15 years, concluding in 2014.[1] He has worked as a radio reporter for National Public Radio (NPR, U.S.), NBC, Mutual Broadcasting System, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.[1] He won the Overseas Press Club's Lowell Thomas Award for “Best radio interpretation of foreign affairs” in 1994.[1]

After a lifetime as a reporter of news Lavie became the subject, when he accused the Associated Press and other news outlets of hewing to a biased view of the Israeli Arab conflict.[2][3][4][5]


  • Broken Spring: An American-Israeli reporter's close-up view of how Egyptians lost their struggle for freedom, 2014 ISBN 9652296686


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Mark Lavie". The Tower. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Friedman, Matti (30 November 2014). "What the Media Gets Wrong About Israel". The Atlantic. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  3. Bernstein, David (2 December 2014). "Blacklisting of pro-Israel watchdog organization NGO Monitor by the Associated Press". Washington Post. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  4. Marcus, Lori Lowenthal (3 December 2014). "AP Disses ‘Whistleblower’ But a New Whistle Blows". The Jewish Press. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
  5. Miller, Abraham (9 December 2014). "Associated Press sells out journalism principles for anti-Israel 'narrative'". The Hill. Retrieved 10 December 2014.