When the bombs start falling near home people change. We saw it with Christopher Hitchens. And when the IRA brought its bombing campaign across the water many previously good progressives started ignoring what the British army was doing to Irish people. Feeling vulnerable does bad things to people.
I still reckon Levy is a bit special. We shouldn't judge him on one mistake. He's always the first to criticize Israel's "mowing the lawn". He's one of the bravest men in Israel. Had numerous death threats and was even physically attacked several times. A very different type of journalist to the cowardly curs we have over here.