- English-language daily newspaper founded on 1 December 1932 in Jerusalem as the Palestine Post. Its founding editor was Gershon Agron, and it has no formal political party affiliation. It was renamed the Jerusalem Post on 23 April 1950. Until 1989, the newspaper supported the forerunners of the Israel Labor Party and had a liberal or left of center political orientation. In 1989, it was purchased by Hollinger, Inc. Under the control of Canadian conservative newspaper magnate Conrad Black, the paper became supportive of the Likud Party. A number of journalists resigned from the Post after Black's takeover and founded the left-wing weekly Jerusalem Report, which eventually was sold to the Post. On 16 November 2004, Hollinger sold the paper to Mirkaei Tikshoret, Ltd., a Tel Aviv-based publisher of Israeli newspapers. Currently, the newspaper is viewed as having a moderate right of center slant on news coverage, although left-wing columns are often featured on the editorial pages. Its current managing editor is David Horovitz (formerly editor of the Jerusalem Report), who took over for current Wall Street Journal editorial board member Bret Stephens in 2004. The newspaper has a daily readership of only about 50,000, but it is widely read by Israeli politicians, foreign journalists, and the diplomatic corps and so has a broader reach than other newspapers in Israel.
Historical Dictionary of Israel. Bernard Reich David H. Goldberg. Edited by Jon Woronoff..
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