Herbert Pundik

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Herbert Pundik or Nahum Pundak (born 1927, Copenhagen) is a Danish Jewish journalist and author.[1] He has worked for the newspaper Information and as a correspondent for Danmarks Radio.[2] Since 1965 he has worked for the newspaper Politiken, from 1970 to 1993 as executive editor.[3] Under his leadership Politiken went from sloping sales figures to becoming the largest daily newspaper in Denmark.

He admitted to spying for Israel for a decade during the 1960s.[4]

His son Ron Pundak was an Israeli historian, who played a vital role in establishing the diplomatic connections between the Israeli and the Palestinians which eventually led to the Oslo Accords. Ron died on April 11th 2014.

His son Uri, was killed during the Yom Kippur war in 1973.

While executive editor he continued to live with his family in Tel Aviv, where they had lived since 1954. To this day, he still lives in Israel working for Politiken as senior foreign correspondent. In 2008 he was appointed as adjunct professor at Aalborg University.

Herbert Pundik has received the following awards:


  1. ^ "Herbert Pundik". WorldCat. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 
  2. ^ "Herbert Pundik - En udenrigskommentators erindringer" (in Danish). Danmarks Radio. 2006-05-21. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 
  3. ^ "Herbert Pundik" (in Danish). artebooking.dk. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 
  4. ^ "Former Danish editor admits spying for Israel: report". Retrieved 2010-02-27. 
  5. ^ "Cavlingprismodtagere" (in Danish). journalistforbundet.dk. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 
  6. ^ "Rosenkjær-Prisen" (in Danish). litteraturpriser.dk. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 
  7. ^ "Modersmål-Prisen" (in Danish). litteraturpriser.dk. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 
  8. ^ "Paul Hammerich-Prisen" (in Danish). litteraturprisen.dk. Retrieved 2010-01-20.