Amotz Asa-El

Journalist, Author


Who is Amotz Asa-El?

Amotz Asa-El, the former Executive Editor of the Jerusalem Post and a leading commentator on Israeli, Middle Eastern and Jewish affairs, is a fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, Middle East commentator for the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch, and the Jerusalem Post's senior columnist.

Having joined the Jerusalem Post as its Business Editor in 1995, Asa-El was later the Post's News Editor and Editor-in-Chief of its overseas edition, the International Jerusalem Post, before serving as the Jerusalem Post's Executive Editor.

In these positions, Asa-El led the Post's editorial line that blended economic conservatism, diplomatic pragmatism, political reform and cultural pluralism. At the same time, he oversaw the redesign of the daily Jerusalem Post, the remodeling of its weekend magazines and supplements, and the reinvention of the International Jerusalem Post as an independent news weekly.

Prior to joining the Post, Asa-El was a Foreign Correspondent for the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Foreign Editor of the Hebrew-language financial daily Telegraph. In 2006-2008 Asa-El led the launch of McGraw/Hill's Hebrew edition of BusinessWeek, and in 2010 he founded the Shalom Hartman Institute's Hebrew-language journal of thought Dorsheni.

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on July 23, 2013


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