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 Canadianconservative 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.
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.
Every time Tom Rose, chief executive and publisher of the JerusalemPost, leaves his office at the newspaper, he passes by a bright yellow sign posted on his wall that screams "Tom Rose Go Home." The sign is proof that he has no illusions about what his employees think of him, Rose jokes.
The JerusalemPost is considered by many to be Israel's English-language journal of record, though not always at the cutting edge of the political and business news fronts.
Post insiders say the plan may also include new agreements to buy outside content such as the recent launch of pages from The Wall Street Journal, and possibly, an agreement with an overseas Jewish newspaper such as the Forward.
The JerusalemPost is an Israeli daily English language broadsheet newspaper, originally founded on December 1, 1932, by American journalist-turned-newspaper-editor Gershon Agron as the The Palestine Post.
Currently, the JerusalemPost 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 JerusalemPost 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 subjects pertaining to reforming Israeli society.
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