The Times of Israel is a Jerusalem-based online newspaper founded in 2012 to document developments in Israel, the Middle East and around the Jewish world.
It was established by veteran UK-born, Israeli journalist David Horovitz and his US-based capital partner Seth Klarman. Horovitz is the founding editor, responsible for the site’s editorial content.
The Times of Israel has no partisan political affiliation. It seeks to present the news fair-mindedly and offers a wide range of analysis and opinion pieces.
We also highlight developments from Jewish communities throughout the Diaspora, and thus serve as a global focal point for the Jewish world – informing and engaging members of the tribe everywhere.
We aim for the site to serve as a platform for constructive debate regarding the challenges facing Israel, the region and the Jewish people. Rather than enabling anonymous postings, therefore, we encourage our readers to respond to our material in their own names via our comments system.
The core staff and contributors of The Times of Israel include many of Israel’s leading English-language journalists. We are also happy to consider freelance contributions, to receive news and video content, and to host your blogs. To submit content, see our Contact Us page.
The Times of Israel is registered corporately as ‘Zmanei Yisrael’ (זמני ישראל) in the State of Israel.
The Times of Israel Staff
The Times of Israel Editorial Board
Our editorial board is a small group of exceptional individuals who offered support for The Times of Israel during its planning stages, and from whom we will seek input as we progress.
It comprises Sharon Ashley (former editor of The Jerusalem Report and former director of Israel Engagement at Hillel), Irwin Cotler (human rights activist and former Canadian justice minister), Efraim Halevy (former director of the Mossad, ambassador and national security adviser), Saul Singer (journalist and author of “Start-Up Nation”), and Ehud Yaari (Arab affairs commentator for Channel 2 news, journalist and author).
Yehuda Avner (former ambassador and adviser to a succession of Israeli prime ministers) was a treasured member of our editorial board until his death in March 2015.