Anshel Pfeffer

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Anshel Pfeffer (Hebrew: אנשיל פפר, born 22 June 1973) is a British-born Israeli journalist. As of 2014, he was a reporter for Haaretz, covering military, Jewish and international affairs.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Pfeffer was born to a Jewish family in the city of Manchester in the United Kingdom.[2][3] 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.

Career[edit]

Pfeffer has been a working journalist since 1997.[2]

The fact that Pfeffer is a British citizen has enabled Haaretz to send him to cover stories such as the 2011 Egyptian Revolution in countries that are reluctant to permit entry to Israelis.[2]

Current award–winning project[edit]

Pfeffer's Haaretz column "Jerusalem & Babylon"[4] covers issues relating to Israel and to Jewish identity. Pfeffer won an award for this column for reporting on the diaspora.[3][5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu, Basic Books, 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anshel Pfeffer". The Guardian. August 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Remnick, David (28 February 2011). "The Dissenters". The New Yorker. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Q&A with Haaretz's Anshel Pfeffer". Haaretz. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Jerusalem & Babylon". Haaretz. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  5. ^ Izikovitch, Gili (22 April 2010). "Haaretz correspondent Anshel Pfeffer wins journalism award". Haaretz. Retrieved 17 November 2014.