Israel Newspapers
In Many Languages

There are more Israel newspapers per capita than many developed countries of the world. The adult literacy rate is 95% but if you count just the Jewish Population is practically 100%. Politics, local and foreign affairs are of interest to almost all Israelis. The average weekday readership of Israeli Newspapers is around 20 papers for every 100 people. Some Israelis like us end up reading more than one a day.



Israelis are avid readers. They read the news and many books. You should see the variety of books written in Hebrew or translated from other languages. I can see it in my children and grandchildren. They are constantly reading. We receive two daily newspapers at home. One because is the one we like and one because it’s delivered free to my doorstep.

Most Israeli newspapers are in Hebrew. There are also newspapers catering to the Arab Speaking communities and a few in other languages like Russian, English, German and French to attend the needs of tourists and new immigrants. No newspaper is published on Shabbat, but to compensate the Friday editions bring information for a whole week.

Yediot Aharonot and Israel Hayom are the most read in Israel

Newspapers in Hebrew delivered on a Daily basis

  • Yediot Aharonot meaning Latest News was founded in 1939. Circulation of 300,000 to 600,000.
  • Maariv meaning Evening was founded in 1948. Circulation 160,000 to 270,000
  • Haaretz meaning The Land (of Israel) was founded in 1918. Circulation 65,000 to 75,000
  • Israel Hayom meaning Israel Today was founded in 2007. Circulation 255,000 – Delivered Free.
  • Calcalist meaning Economist was founded in 2008. Business newspaper
  • The Marker was founded in 2000. Business newspaper
  • Globes was founded in 1986. Financial newspaper. Circulation 25,000
  • Israel Post Free newspaper
  • Hamodia meaning the Announcer was founded in 1950. Circulation 25,000 aimed at the Hassidic Community.
  • Makor Rishon meaning Primary Source was founded 1997 aimed at the National Religious and right wing audience.

  • Yated Neeman meaning Loyal Basis was founded in 1985 aimed at the Misnagdim Community

Israeli Newspapers published in the Russian language daily

  • Nasha Strana meaning Our country
  • Novosti Nedeli meaning The Weekly News
  • Russkiy Izrailtanin meaning The Russian Israeli
  • Vesti meaning news.

Newspapers published in Arab Language several times a week

  • Al Ittihad meaning The Union was founded in 1944

  • Kul Al Arab meaning All Arabs was founded in 1987

  • Al Sennara meaning The Fishhook was founded in 1983

Newspapers published in other languages daily

  • The Jerusalem Post newspaper is published in English and French. It was founded in 1932 as the Palestine Post. It changed its name after the Creation of the State of Israel.
  • Haaretz published in English.
  • Israel Nachrichten published in German was founded in 1935.
  • Israel Newspapers are so many that I am sure you’ll find your favorite.

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