My ‘Jerusalem Post’ mentor

I was 20 years old, new to Israel, and spoke very little Hebrew.

By DAVID HOROVITZ
November 29, 2017 18:56
2 minute read.
David Horovitz, founding editor of The Times of Israel, edited The Jerusalem Post from 2004 to 2001

David Horovitz, founding editor of The Times of Israel, edited The Jerusalem Post from 2004 to 2001. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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On this remarkable anniversary, I’d like to pay tribute to a former editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post who is no longer with us.

When I first entered the Post’s building, in early 1983, I was 20 years old, new to Israel, and spoke very little Hebrew. I’d mustered the courage to ask for a job, however, because I’d been to journalism school in the UK and worked for a few months on a local weekly newspaper in East London. Somebody at the Post told me kindly that the door would be open, but that I should return after a few months when I’d learned a little more of our revived language.

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