The Leading English-Language Israeli Newspapers

Top news sources on current affairs in Israel

Today, it is easy to find reliable Israeli newspapers and news sites online that offer various angles and opinions on current affairs, cultural happenings and religious issues in Israel. There are at least nine well-known English-language news sources for current information on the life, politics and culture of Israel. 

These are the leading news sites available on Israeli affairs in English.

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Ynet News Israel
Ynet news Israel

Since 2005, Ynetnews has provided those interested in Israel with the authoritative and fast news reporting and commentary that Hebrew-speakers receive from “Yedioth Ahronoth,” Israel’s most-read newspaper, and Ynet, the newspaper's Hebrew-language online news site.  More »

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JPost.com

As The Jerusalem Post's online portal, JPost.com launched in 1996 as a source of information about Israel, Jewish affairs and developments in the Middle East. Providing editions in French and English, it is one of the most read English-language Israeli newspapers online today. 

The newspaper itself was preceded by The Palestine Post, founded in 1932, and the name changed in 1950 to The Jerusalem Post. Although the newspaper was once regarded as left wing, it went right in the 1980s, and the current editor is attempting a centrist position on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world at large. The site also features countless blogs by major players from the international Jewish community.  More »

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Ha'aretz Newspaper Israel
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Ha'aretz (Hadashot Ha'aretz or חדשות הארץ or "News of the Land of Israel") is an independent daily newspaper with a broadly liberal outlook both on domestic issues and international affairs. Ha'aretz began publishing as a British-sponsored newspaper in 1918 in both English and Hebrew, making it the country's longest-running newspaper. 

Today, both English and Hebrew editions are available online.  More »

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Israel News Online

JTA (Jewish Telegraph Agency) is an international news and wire service that provides up-to-the-minute reports, analysis pieces and features on events and issues of concern to the Jewish people and ​Israel-specific news. The news outlet is a not-for-profit corporation that prides itself on being unaffiliated and not leaning in any particular direction.

“We respect the many Jewish and Israel advocacy organizations out there, but JTA has a different mission — to provide readers and clients with balanced and dependable reporting,” wrote JTA editor-in-chief and CEO and publisher Ami Eden.

JTA was originally founded in 1917 in The Hague. It then moved to London in 1919 and was established in New York City in 1922, where it is based today.  More »

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State of Israel

The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a government-run portal that provides information about Israel, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Middle East peace process. More »

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IDF

The official site of the Israeli Defense Forces offers current information about Israel's military operations. The main English-language website has text-based, newspaper-style articles. News and additional content can also be found on their social media channels:

There are a number of online platforms to receive news from the IDFMore »

Israeli News

To ensure Israel is represented fairly and accurately HonestReporting monitors the media, exposes cases of bias, promotes balance and effects change through education and action. The pro-Israel, non-governmental media watchdog organization has affiliates in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Italy and Brazil.

According to HonestReporting, the organization monitors the news for bias, inaccuracy, or other breach of journalistic standards in coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It also facilitates accurate reporting for foreign journalists covering the region. HonestReporting is not aligned with any government or political party or movement. 

HonestReporting’s work serves the public interest by fighting misinformation, such as computer manipulations of images that give people a false impression of the conflict. At the same time, it provides agenda-free services to reporters, including translation services and access to news makers to enable them to provide a fuller picture of the situation.

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Globes Online Israel
Globes

Globes Online is a source for financial information about Israel. Globes (online) is the English version of Israeli business daily Hebrew-language newspaper, Globes. More »

Although much of the content produced by Times of Israel comes from bloggers, and anyone can be a blogger on this site, there are many quality reporters and news stories that come out of the Times of Israel on current events and news in Israel.  More »