Born in Harrisburg, PA, Marlin Levin moves with his new bride, Betty Schoffman, to Jerusalem in August 1947, after receiving a degree in journalism from Temple University, Philadelphia.
As editor of the Palestine Post during the first years of the state, Levin survived the newspaper's bombing during the 1948 war, covered the War of Independence for the United Press, and later reported from Jerusalem for ABC Radio and Television and the London Daily Mail. In 1958, he founded the Time-Life news bureau in Jerusalem, where he served as correspondent for 42 years.
He covered such history- making events as the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, five Israel-Arab wars, the trial of Adolf Eichmann and Anwar Sadat's 1977 peace mission.
Levin contributed to more than 20 Time-Life books, authored Balm in Gilead in 1973 and co-authored Fighting Armies, Antagonists in the Middle East, Combat Assessment: Israel in 1983. A writer, artist and photographer, Levin resides in Jerusalem with Betty.
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