Al-Quds (newspaper)

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Al Quds
בניין עיתון אל-קודס בירושלים.JPG
Al-Quds building, Jerusalem
Type Daily newspaper
Format broadsheet
Owner(s) Abu Zalaf Family
Publisher Al-Quds Arab Press
Editor Marwan Abu-Zalaf
Founded 1951; 66 years ago (1951)
Language Arabic
Headquarters Jerusalem
Website Official website

Al-Quds (Arabic: القدس‎‎) is a Palestinian Arabic language daily newspaper, based in Jerusalem. It is published in broadsheet format. It is the largest circulation daily newspaper in the Palestinian territories.[1] It was founded in 1951 by Mahmoud Abu-Zalaf, who served as its editor-in-chief until his death in 2005. It is currently edited by his son, Walid Abu-Zalaf.

Al-Quds is the most widely read Palestinian daily.[2] In addition to paper circulation, the newspaper publishes its content online in PDF and HTML format. On 17 December 2008, the newspaper's website began publishing content in Persian.


In the edition of 30 November 1997, the newspaper claimed that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion were a fact.[3] On the other hand, it went against the traditional Palestinian boycott of Israeli elections in east Jerusalem by publishing full page ads and endorsing mayoral candidate Arcadi Gaydamak.[4]


  1. ^ "The Palestinian press". BBC. 13 December 2006. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Abbas 'exploded with rage' at Kerry over 'insane' framework proposals". The Times of Israel. 27 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Palestinian Authority". Anti-semitism and xenophobia today. January 1998. Archived from the original on 18 April 2004. Retrieved 17 December 2012. [dubious ]
  4. ^ East Jerusalem newspaper Al Quds backs Gaydamak for mayor Haaretz