Last updated on September 6th, 2021 at 08:02 am
These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate The Jerusalem Report Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the right-leaning government. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Israel (86/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Jerusalem Report is a fortnightly print and online news magazine covering political and social issues in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world. It is a part of the Jerusalem Post. The Jerusalem Post is an English-language daily newspaper based in Jerusalem, Israel. It was founded by Ukrainian-born American immigrant to Palestine, Gershon Agron in 1932, and originally published as the “Palestine Post” and in the British mandate of Palestine. In 1950 it changed its name to The Jerusalem Post. For more information regarding its history, please see the National Library of Tel Aviv University. Inbar Ashkenazi is the CEO of Jerusalem Post Group, and Yaakov Katz is the Editor-in-Chief.
Funded by / Ownership
The Jerusalem Report is published by the Jerusalem Post. In 1989, the paper was purchased by Hollinger Inc. for $17-million, which Canadian-born British Conservative Conrad Black owned. Conrad Black later was charged with “swindling his company, Hollinger International, of $60 million.” He was serving a prison sentence; however, in 2019, he was pardoned by President Donald Trump.
Mirkaei Tikshoret Group Ltd, jointly with CanWest, purchased the Jerusalem Post from Hollinger International in 2004 for $13.2 million. Later, CanWest lost its 50% share to Mirkaei Tikshoret Group Ltd. The Jerusalem Post is currently owned by Eli Azur, an Israeli businessman through Mirkaei Tikshoret, a Tel Aviv-based media company. Revenue is derived from advertising and a paid subscription.
Analysis / Bias
In 2021 Reporters Without Borders ranked Israel 86/180 in their Press Freedom Index. Stating there is a “Toxic environment” for journalism. Currently, the Prime Minister of Israel is Naftali Bennett. He is also the leader of the right-wing Yamina Party.
Until 1989, the Jerusalem Post’s political leaning was left-leaning as it supported the ruling Labor Party. After Conrad Black acquired the paper, its political position changed to right-leaning, when Black began hiring conservative journalists and editors. Eli Azur is the current owner of Jerusalem Post, and according to Ynetnews, and a Haaretz article, “Benjamin Netanyahu, the Editor in Chief” in 2017, Azur gave testimony regarding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pressure. Current Editor Yaakov Katz was the former senior policy advisor to Naftali Bennett, the current prime minister and head of the far-right political party, “New Right (Yamina).”
In review, The Jerusalem Report is perhaps a bit more centrist editorially than the Jerusalem Post but still falls within the Right-Center category.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate The Jerusalem Report Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the right-leaning government. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/17/2016) Updated (9/6/2021)