Charley Levine, Legendary Public Relations Pro, Passes Away
Rapper Shyne Says Charlie Levine Was Like A Father
Legendary Israeli-American Public Relations pro, Charley Levine died on Sunday in Jerusalem, Israel at the age of 62. Levine is survived by his wife, Shelly, a successful real estate broker, and three children. May his family be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion.
Levine represented corporations, politicians and was widely regarded as a leader of the English-speaking community in Israel. Through the years, his clients included Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert former president Shimon Peres, ministers Silvan Shalom and Uzi Landau, former minister Gideon Sa’ar and Knesset Speaker Yudi Edelstein, Likud leader Danny Danon and others.
Clients listed on Lone Star website include: “Microsoft Israel, The New Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Israel Discount Bank, Arava Power Company, The World Jewish Congress, Nefesh B’Nefesh, SciVac, Cellect, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Ukrainian Jewish Committee, Shyne, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the Jewish National Fund and President Shimon Peres’ 3-day mega-conference, “Facing Tomorrow,” highlighted by the participation of 14 heads of state, including the President of the United States.”
Levine was President of Lone Star Communications, a leading Israeli PR agency – and prior to that for many years served as CEO of Ruder Finn Israel. He briefly worked for 5WPR.
Levine was a tall, warm man who was passionate about Zionism and the Jewish State. He loved his family tremendously, and lived life with a smile.
Rapper Shyne, who converted to Judaism while living in Israel posted tonite on Instagram saying ”Charley Levine was like a father to me……. The wise man mourns the day he was born and celebrates the day he departs from this world….. Go in Peace Baruch Dayan Emet.”
Some of the professional accolades which Levine received included:
“I’ll repeat what I said to you at the Laromme – you are a PR genius.” Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore
“Charley…you are the man! Knowing to pick the best team to work for you. Well done. I knew why I wanted you on board.” Motti Verses, Head of Public Relations, Israel, Hilton Worldwide
Levine was an NYU graduate who was born in San Antonio, Texas before he emigrated to Jerusalem, Israel in 1978.
He will be buried at 4PM on Monday at Har Menuchot in Givat Shaul in Jerusalem. A condolence page on Facebook may be visited at: https://www.facebook.com/CharleyLevineCondolences?fref=photo