Eli Azur

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Eli Azur (Hebrew: אלי עזור) is an Israeli businessman and the head of Mirkaei Tikshoret, a Tel Aviv-based media company.[1]


Azur started his career as a sportswriter for Hadashot.[2]

Azur is the owner of advertising rights for Israel Plus.[2] With Pini Zahavi, he also runs Charlton, a company which owns broadcasting rights for football matches in Israel.[3][4]

Through Mirkaei Tikshoret, he runs radio stations in Israel and The Jerusalem Post.[2] Canadian investor Leonard Asper sued for a controlling stake in the Post in 2005 after failed negotiations with Azur. The lawsuit was dismissed in 2006.[5][6][7] He co-owned the Israel Post, which started publishing in 2007. In 2012, he launched Sof Hashavua, a newspaper only published on Fridays.[2] In 2014, he acquired Maariv, another Israeli newspaper.[8]


  1. ^ "Company Overview of Mirkaei Tikshoret Ltd". Bloomberg. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Tucker, Nati (July 10, 2013). "Eli Azur Breaks Into Big-time Media". Haaretz. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  3. ^ Bond, David (July 18, 2002). "The man selling Rio". London Evening Standard. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  4. ^ Jackson, Jamie (November 26, 2006). "Profile: Pini Zahavi, football's first and only super-agent". The Guardian. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  5. ^ Popper, Nathaniel (June 30, 2006). "Titans Clashed in Battle for Newspaper". Forward. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  6. ^ Boyd, Roderick (February 15, 2005). "Jerusalem Post Ownership in Doubt". The New York Sun. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  7. ^ Horesh, Hadar (March 7, 2005). "It Was a Mistake to Do Business With Eli Azur'". Haaretz. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  8. ^ Averbach, Li-or (June 4, 2014). "Court approves "Ma'ariv" sale to "Jerusalem Post"". Globes. Retrieved October 21, 2016.