Isabel Kershner

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Isabel Kershner
Status Married
Occupation Journalist, author
Notable credit(s) The New York Times, The Jerusalem Report
Spouse(s) Hirsh Goodman
Children Gavriel and Lev (sons)

Isabel Kershner is a journalist and author who began reporting from Jerusalem for The New York Times in 2007.

Previously, Kershner was Senior Editor, Middle East, The Jerusalem Report magazine. She has also written for The New Republic and provided commentary on Middle East affairs on radio, including the BBC.


Kershner was born in Manchester, England.[1] In April 1992 she married author Hirsh Goodman, a fellow immigrant to Israel; they have two children, Gavriel and Lev.[2]

Bias accusations[edit]

Kershner has been accused of anti-Israel bias in her coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict for allegedly downplaying Palestinian terrorism,[3] covering up incitement to violence by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas[4] and promoting anti-Israel bias using the journalism technique of "first-last reporting".[5]

Kershner has also been accused of pro-Israel bias in her coverage[6] and her hiring to report on Israeli-Palestinian issues has been denounced as conflict of interest since her husband, Hirsh Goodman, is an employee at an organization that works to promote a better image of Israel.[7]