Ilanit Chernick

Ilanit Chernick is the Jewish World reporter for The Jerusalem Post. She covers a range of genres including antisemitism, the BDS movement, Jewish events and communities abroad, Holocaust and Jewish history-related stories, Labour antisemitism, South Africa-Israel affairs, Southern African Jewry, the Israel-Gaza conflict in southern Israel, as well as features on a variety of topics both in Israel and abroad.

Chernick was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. She earned a BA in English and History as well as a post-graduate degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Wits University. She was the conflict, crime and environmental affairs reporter for South Africa's largest newspaper, The Star, for three years prior to making aliya in July 2017.

Chernick has interviewed several well-known figures both in Israel and abroad, including Col. (res.) Richard Kemp, Jerusalem and Environmental Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin, Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi, comedian Rachel Creeger, Rabbi Ken Spiro, rapper Nissim Black, Nazi Hunter Efraim Zuroff and Prince Harry, to name a few.

Israeli start-up removes economic barriers to cancer treatment


Hadassah's holistic approach to hospice care

An illustrative picture of antibiotic resistance tests

Ben-Gurion U. researchers hit back at antibiotic-resistant infections

Jerusalem Post reporter Ilanit Chernick takes an mtDNA test to find out the unique story of her mate

Discovering my maternal roots through a simple swab of saliva


Roman Square reopens in Jerusalem after almost 2,000 years

EILAT CARMI and Merav Hyman, Israel Trail: The Parade, 2018, multichannel video installation.

Israel Museum celebrates a decade of supporting local artists collection

Biologists work in a laboratory at Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. in Haifa

Israeli cell therapy demand could be worth $2 billion by 2023


Holocaust survivors photographed as tribute to their triumph

Sentinel urine output monitor for early detection and prevention of Acute Kidney Injury

Israeli tech firm develops life-saving automatic kidney monitoring device


Hadassah performs first endoscopic sleeve procedure in Jerusalem


BGU developing system to stop self-driving cars being fooled


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can improve cardiac function in healthy, aging


Israeli med-tech start-up launches smartphone app to monitor wounds


BDS South Africa posts antisemitic cartoon in response to peace plan


Israel’s pro-cycling team meets start-ups to enhance performance

The Hydrop solution being dropped from on board a Croman aerial fire suppression helicopter.

Elbit Systems solution to allow planes to fight fires 24/7


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