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Private Company
IndustryNews, Internet Portal
Founded2000; 19 years ago (2000)
HeadquartersTel Aviv,
Key people
Yon Feder (Founder)
Avi Ben Tal (General Manager)
ParentYedioth Ahronoth
Websitewww.ynet.co.il www.ynetnews.com

Ynet is an Israeli news and general-content website, which is the online outlet for Yedioth Ahronot. However, most of Ynet's content is original work, published exclusively on the website and written by an independent staff.[1][2]

Ynet was launched in June 2000[3] in Hebrew only, and in 2004 launched its English edition, Ynetnews. In addition, Ynet hosts the online version of Yedioth Aharanot's media group magazines: Laisha (which also operates Ynet's fashion section), Pnai Plus, Blazer, GO magazine, and Mentha. For two years, Ynet had also an Arabic version, which ceased to operate in May 2005. Ynet's main competition comes from Walla! Mako and Nana. Since 2008, Ynet is Israel's most popular internet portal, as measured by Google Trends.[4]

According to Alexa Internet traffic rankings, Ynet is among the top 1,500 websites in the world and the top 10 sites in Israel.[5]

"200 Greatest Israelis" poll (2005)[edit]

In celebration of Israel's independence day in 2005, Ynet conducted a poll to determine whom Ynet readers consider to be the greatest Israelis of all time.[6][7][8][9][10] The top 200 results were published, with Yitzhak Rabin placing first in the survey, and David Ben-Gurion placing second.[7] Due to the nature of the poll used to select and rank the Israelis, the results do not pretend to be an objective assessment.[7]

Writers and contributors[edit]

Since its establishment, Ynet editorial included writers and journalists such as Atilla Shumpalvi, Ariana Melamed, Smadar Shiloni, Itzhak ben Horin, Merav Yodilevich, Eli Senior, Ron Ben Yishay, Meirav Kristal, Roy Yerushalmi, Erez Ehrlichman, Saray Shavit, and Hillel Posek, among many others.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ynetnews: Israel at Your Fingertips". Ynetnews. 27 December 2005. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  2. ^ Otot.org Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Doron, Gideon; Lev-On, Azi (2014-06-11). New Media, Politics and Society in Israel. Routledge. ISBN 9781317977872.
  4. ^ Nathan Lipson; Maayan Cohen (23 June 2008). "Ynet is the leading Israeli Internet portal". Haaretz. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  5. ^ "ynet.co.il". Alexa.com. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  6. ^ Laura Goldman (August 28, 2011). "Could Obama Be Ready to Jumpstart the Peace Process?". Business Insider. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
  7. ^ a b c Guy Veniovic (November 5, 2005). הישראלי מספר 1: יצחק רבין [Israeli number one: Yitzhak Rabin] (in Hebrew). Ynet. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
  8. ^ "Yossi Vardi". Wiredevent.co.uk. September 16, 2011. Archived from the original on August 18, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
  9. ^ "Shari Arison (1957-)". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
  10. ^ Uri Avnery (September 8, 2011). "Israeli Dogs of War". Salem-News. Retrieved September 22, 2011.

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