Amotz Asa-El, the Wall Street Journal-MarketWatch's Middle East commentator and the Jerusalem Post's most veteran commentator, joined the Post in 1995 as its business editor, and later served as its news editor, editor of the International Jerusalem Post, and executive editor of the Jerusalem Post.
Now entering its twentieth year, "Middle Israel" (originally On the Agenda) is a unique attempt to present in English mainstream Israel's view on anything, from politics and society to business and religion. In addition, Asa-El analyzes international issues in a column slugged Foreign Affairs.
Author of The Diaspora and the Lost Tribes of Israel (Universe, 2004), a history of the Jews' wanderings, Asa-El has advanced degrees in journalism from Columbia University and in Jewish history from the Hebrew University.
He lives in Jerusalem with his wife Nurit and their children Shira, Aviad, and Yotam.