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The Jerusalem Post

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The Jerusalem Post is an Israeli newspaper in the English language. Until 1950 it was called The Palestine Post, which was founded on December 1, 1932, by American journalist-turned-newspaper-editor Gershon Agron.

During its time as The Palestine Post, the publication supported the struggle for a Jewish homeland in Palestine and openly opposed British policy restricting Jewish immigration during the Mandate period.

The paper was slightly liberal or left of centre and supported the Israeli Labor Party until 1989 when it was purchased by Hollinger Inc. under the control of Canadian conservative newspaper magnate Conrad Black at which point the paper became supportive of the Likud. A number of journalists resigned from the Post after Black's takeover and founded the centrist weekly Jerusalem Report. Currently, the Jerusalem Post is viewed as having a moderate right of center slant on news coverage, although left-wing columns are often featured on the editorial pages.

The Jerusalem Post's espouses economic positions close to those of neo-liberalism: tight fiscal control on public spending, curbing of welfare, cutting taxes, and anti union monopoly legislation among various other subject pertaining to reforming Israeli society. The paper also competes with the left of centre Haaretz newspaper which began publishing an English language edition in the 1990s.

As with other Israeli newspapers, the Jerusalem Post is published from Sunday to Friday, with no edition appearing on Saturday (the Jewish Sabbath) and Jewish religious holidays. The current head editor is David Horovitz (formerly editor of the Jerusalem Report).

On November 16, 2004 Hollinger sold the paper to Mirkaei Tikshoret Ltd., a Tel Aviv-based publisher of Israeli newspapers. CanWest Global Communications, Canada's biggest media concern, announced it has agreed to take a 50 percent stake in the Jerusalem Post after Mirkaei buys the property.

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May 16, 1948 edition of The Palestine Post. May 15 was Shabbat.

The Jerusalem Post also publishes on the internet at www.jpost.com, as well as an international and French print edition.

See also

External links

  • Jerusalem Post (http://www.jpost.com)
  • Palestine Post (http://jic.tau.ac.il/moreshet/palestineEn.html) - complete searchable contents 1932-1950

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