Extreme left-wing Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy revealed that he has been battling two different types of cancer.
"In the last round I had two [types of] cancer - lymphoma, and as a result, we saw that there was also kidney cancer. I looked terrible, I could not look in the mirror," Levy told Channel 10. "Even when I got cancer, I really did not write a word about my illnesses. There is one cancer I have not yet had - and this is ovarian cancer," he added jokingly.
Levy described the way he predicts his funeral will look. "When I imagine my funeral, it will not be big," he said. "A few left-wing activists, some representative from B'Tselem and Haaretz, it will not be a big funeral at all."
A far-left anti-Zionist writer for Haaretz who has endorsed anti-Israel boycotts, Levy's column has infuriated large amounts of Israelis. Just recently, Levy came under fire for writing that he had "no sympathy" for the premature baby killed in a shooting attack next to Ofra earlier this month.
"They are there, generations born on stolen land, children raised in an apartheid existence and trained to think it is biblical justice, and with government support," wrote Levy.
”Perhaps we cannot blame those who are sitting on land usurped by their parents. But their tragedy is not ours because they exploit every tragedy to advance their aims in the most cynical of ways.”
Levy's far-left views have also alienated Haaretz's own readership, with over 100 people dropping subscriptions in 2014 after his virulent articles berated the IDF from protecting Israeli citizens from the barrage of rockets on their homes from Gaza.
Levi was one of two journalists for the paper arrested on the Palestinian Authority (PA) border in 2015 after he tried to cross into Area A without permission or IDF coordination and then assaulted IDF soldiers who attempted to uphold the law.