Yoel Esteron

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Yoel Esteron (Hebrew: יואל אסתרון‎‎) is the founder and publisher of Calcalist,[1] the leading business newspaper and media group owned by Yedioth Ahronoth. .[2]

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In recent years Calcalist has been also the leader in national conferences, among them the prestigious "Israel forecasts" and the innovative start-ups competitions.


Yoel Esteron earned a degree in economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.[3]

Media career[edit]

Esteron worked for Israel Defense Forces Radio as a military correspondent during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. He was a diplomatic correspondent during Henry Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy in the region in 1974-1975. He was a correspondent and editor at Channel 1 for six years before moving to the printed media.

In the 1980s he was Editor-in-Chief of Jerusalem's Kol HaIr weekly and Tel Aviv HaIr weekly, then Hadashot's Washington bureau chief between 1988 and 1991 and then the newspaper's Editor-in Chief between 1991 and 1993. For 10 years, 1994 to 2004, he served as Managing Editor of Haaretz.[3] As managing editor, in 1997 he founded the Haaretz English edition, in print and online as a joint venture of Haaretz and The International Herald Tribune. In the years 2005-2007 he served as Managing Editor of Yedioth Ahronoth, the largest circulation newspaper in Israel.

Esteron was a lecturer in Media and Politics at the Koteret School of Journalism in Tel Aviv.[3] Since 2003 he has been teaching Media and Politics at the IDC school of government in Herzelia.