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. @LanC_02

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