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Offers original journalism from Israel, the Middle East & the Jewish world, aiming to honestly assess Israel's relations with its Arab neighbors. The Jerusalem Post is a centrist broadsheet newspaper based in Jerusalem, founded in 1932 during the British Mandate of Palestine by Gershon Agron as The Palestine Post.More...
Offers original journalism from Israel, the Middle East & the Jewish world, aiming to honestly assess Israel's relations with its Arab neighbors. The Jerusalem Post is a centrist broadsheet newspaper based in Jerusalem, founded in 1932 during the British Mandate of Palestine by Gershon Agron as The Palestine Post. In 1950, it changed its name to The Jerusalem Post. In 2004, the paper was bought by Mirkaei Tikshoret, a diversified Israeli media firm controlled by investor Eli Azur. In April 2014, Azur acquired the newspaper Maariv. The newspaper is published in English and previously also printed a French edition.
Formerly regarded as left-wing, the paper underwent a noticeable shift to the right in the late 1980s. From 2011, editor Steve Linde professed to provide balanced coverage of the news along with views from across the political spectrum. In April 2016, Linde stepped down as editor-in-chief and was replaced by Yaakov Katz, a former military reporter for the paper who previously served as an adviser to Economy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett.
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If nothing else, one should read The Jerusalem Post online daily for the courageous coverage of the conflict offered by Palestinian journalist Khaled Abu Toameh.
The Tulkarem-born reporter is a rare commodity --- a man with access to Palestinian leaders in all factions, who is not afraid to regularly detail the corruption, graft and other problems rife in the Palestinian Authority and Hamas. He is also well aware of the daily barrage of anti-Jewish hatred aired over the PA media and is not afraid to expose it. "An entire generation has been lost," he told me a little over a year ago.
After the most recent suicide bombing in Hadera, Abu Toameh took to the streets of Kabatiya, south of Jenin, to report on thousands of Palestinians celebrating the attack. He reported on the celebrations unflinchingly.
"Chanting Allahu Akbar (God is great)," he wrote, "some 3,000 people, including Fatah and Islamic Jihad gunmen, converged on [Hasan] Abu Zeid's home to "congratulate" his family on the success of the attack, which killed five people [as of Nov. 7, 6] and wounded more than 30."
But the paper has other stellar columnists and reporters as well, including Arieh O'Sullivan, Caroline Glick and Saul Singer.
And then there are the simple statistics and details that never show up in the international media. For example, the fact that 15 explosives have been found along Israel's border with Gaza since the Israeli withdrawal last summer. And the fact that Israel has suffered more than 20,000 terror attacks since 2000. And the names of the victims of suicide and other attacks.
If you want a balanced perspective from Israel--one that includes viewpoints across the political spectrum, from Arab and liberal to right--read the Jerusalem Post daily.
--Alyssa A. Lappen
A fantastic source of excellent journalism from a global perspective.