Amir Mizroch 58 NEW PIC.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerzolomiski)
Amir Mizroch, executive editor of The Jerusalem Post since last April, has
resigned for health reasons.
Mizroch, 35, tendered his resignation on
Sunday. He said Monday that he had decided to take some time to focus entirely
on his health.
Mizroch, who had previously been the Post
’s news editor,
said he greatly enjoyed his eight years at the paper. “It has been an honor to
be part of The Jerusalem Post
group for the past eight years, and my best wishes
are with everyone,” he said.
Born in Israel and raised in South Africa,
Mizroch joined the Post
in December 2002 as an update editor on the Web site,
www.jpost.com. In January 2004, he was promoted to managing editor of the Web
site and directed its coverage through a tumultuous news cycle.
summer of 2005, he was promoted to news editor for the print publication, taking
charge of the Post
’s team of reporters in Israel and abroad.
In 2007 he
won the B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism-Certificate of Merit for
his coverage of the Jewish Federations of North America’s buildup to the General
Assembly in Los Angeles.
Mizroch will continue to blog at
Editor-in-Chief David Horovitz said he was “very
sorry to lose Amir,” but understood that Mizroch needed to put his health first.
“Amir has been central to the fine work we have done here in recent years,”
Horovitz said, “and his departure leaves a gap that will be very hard to fill. I
wish Amir a speedy and complete recovery, and look forward to working with him
again in the future.”