Liat Collins

Liat Collins was born and raised in Britain and emigrated to Israel in 1979, when she immediately joined the IDF.

After learning Hebrew during her military service, she received a bachelor’s degree in Chinese studies and international relations at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She followed that with a master’s degree (cum laude) in communications.

Liat has worked at The Jerusalem Post since 1988 in various positions as a reporter, columnist and editor. She received the Life and Environment Award from the umbrella organization of Israeli green NGOs for her contribution to raising the standards of environmental reporting and won praise for her coverage of the Oslo Accords and diplomatic process as parliamentary reporter.

She has traveled extensively for work-related stories, including in the Arab world, and has met personalities ranging from Hollywood stars to presidents, prime ministers and royalty.

Liat is editor of The International Jerusalem Post and writes a weekly oped column (My Word). She also writes the popular weekly "Say What?" spot on Hebrew slang in the Post's Weekend magazine. She is a regular contributor to radio shows around the world.

A MAN WEARING a traditional head dress stands near the Morning Star flag during a rally in Sydney, A

My Word: Between West Papua and the West Bank

ONE OF THE Tel Aviv University researchers holds an Egyptian fruit bat last year.

My Word: Going batty in times of corona and politicking


Persian fallow deer: Roe-bucking extinction


My Word: Beyond Beinart’s states of the mind


My Word: Politicians, bus rides and the corona marathon


My Word: With or without sovereignty


Amy Klein's down-to-earth advice for enduring fertility treatments


My Word: Culture, corona and the Banai clan


Dona Gracia’s hidden talents


My Word: Normalization and gifts with strings attached


My Word: Minority opinions matter

NIKKY GOLDSTEIN STRASSMAN gives the 40-year-old letter back to the writer in Jerusalem last week

My Word: Return to sender - Advice from a younger self


Meet Jerusalem Zoo's new cub: The lion called Lion

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing a face mask, stands inside the courtroom at the Jerusalem

My Word: Trying times for the prime minister and country

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu greets Blue and White leader Benny Gantz at the Knesset after the

The politics of musical chairs and job placements

Staff at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem wave at the IAF flyover on Independence Day.

Parameters of Israeli independence


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