Top 9 English-Language Israeli Newspapers

Are you looking for current information on the life, politics, and culture of Israel? Check out our list of  English-language Israeli newspapers and news sites. 

The news that's presented outside of Israel often differs greatly from that produced within Israel itself. Nowadays, it's easy to find reliable Israeli newspapers online that offer various angles on current affairs, cultural happenings, and religious issues in Israel. 

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Ynet News Israel
Ynet news Israel

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

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State of Israel is Born Headline, Palestine Post
JPost.com

As The Jerusalem Post's online portal, JPost.com is a primary 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 well-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. 

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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 oldest consistently operating newspaper. 

Today, both English and Hebrew editions are available online. 

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Israel News Online

JTA (Jewish Telegraph Agency) is an international news service that provides up-to-the-minute reports, analysis pieces and features on events and issues of concern to the Jewish people. The news outlet 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 finally it established itself in New York City in 1922, where it is based today. 

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Emblem of Israel
State of Israel

MFA's site provides information about Israel, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Middle East Peace Process.

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IDF Logo
IDF

The official Internet site of the Israeli Defense Forces offers current information about Israel's military operations in a variety of places online. You can find text-based, newspaper-style articles on their main website in English, but you an also find a lot of really great news and content coming out of some of their social media channels, including

There are countless spaces online where you can find news from the IDF, and they list all of these links here

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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 organization has affiliates in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Italy, and Brazil.

The site also says,

HonestReporting 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

If you need financial information about Israel, this is your source. Globes (online) is the English version of Israeli business daily "Globes".

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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 excellent reporters and news stories that come out of TOI on current events and news in Israel.