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

High profile hate speech case heard in South Africa’s Constitutional Court

08/28/2019
Pope Francis holds weekly general audience at the Vatican, May 15, 2019.

Argentina’s Sephardi chief rabbi meets with Pope Francis in Vatican City

08/27/2019

Moroccan Authorities demolish Holocaust memorial near Marrakesh

08/27/2019

Walls of Connecticut synagogue defaced with antisemitic graffiti

08/27/2019
Did UK Consulate members chauffeur ‘Breaking the Silence’ tour guide?

Breaking the Silence won’t admit what it was doing in UK consulate’s car

08/27/2019

UK’s Jewish Labour Movement exposes antisemitic attacks on social media

08/25/2019

Moroccan Jewry in Israel set to commemorate 60 years of aliya

08/25/2019

The Christian family advocating for Israel across the U.S.

08/22/2019

Holocaust survivors, families celebrate Jewish soul music at Yad Vashem

08/22/2019
A view of Yeshiva University

38 sexual abuse victims to sue Yeshiva University

08/22/2019
The Rainbow installation commemorating members of the LGBTQ+ community murdered during the Holocaust

North Africa’s first-ever Holocaust memorial is in the works

08/22/2019

Terror assessment report warns of attack risk at planned Holocaust memorial

08/21/2019
Dani Rotstein and the Majorca Jewish community celebrate Hanukah in December 2018.

Reviving Jewish life on the paradise island of Majorca

08/20/2019

Polish-language Canadian newspaper publishing antisemitic content

08/19/2019
Gusti Yehoshua-Braverman, chairwoman of the World Zionist Organization’s Department for Diaspora Aff

U.S. Jewry feel betrayed by Netanyahu following Omar, Tlaib debacle

08/19/2019

Nazi persecution of North African Jews to be included in 12th Grade exams

08/19/2019

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