Pfeffer was born to a Jewish family in the city of Manchester in the United Kingdom. He was one of six children born to David and Miriam Pfeffer. His family immigrated to Israel in 1981. He did his national service in the Israel Defense Forces in the Golani Brigade.
Pfeffer has been a working journalist since 1997.
Current award–winning project
- Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu, Basic Books, 2018.
- Jonathan Freedland, "Trump's Chaver in Jerusalem" (review of Anshel Pfeffer, Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu, Basic Books, 2018), New York Review of Books, vol. LXV, no 13 (August 16, 2018), pp. 32–34. "As Pfeffer concludes, 'His [Netanyahu's] ultimate legacy will not be a more secure nation, but a deeply fractured Israeli society, living behind walls.'"
- Adam Shatz, "The sea is the same sea" (review of Anshel Pfeffer, Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu, Hurst, May 2018, ISBN 978 1 84904 988 7), London Review of Books, vol. 40, no. 16 (30 August 2018), pp. 24, 26–28. Adam Shatz concludes: "Under Netanyahu, Israel has run up a substantial bill in blood and tears. Unlike his wife's credit card, it will eventually have to be paid."
- "Anshel Pfeffer". The Guardian. August 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- Remnick, David (28 February 2011). "The Dissenters". The New Yorker. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- "Q&A with Haaretz's Anshel Pfeffer". Haaretz. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- "Jerusalem & Babylon". Haaretz. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- Izikovitch, Gili (22 April 2010). "Haaretz correspondent Anshel Pfeffer wins journalism award". Haaretz. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
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