David Horovitz is the founding editor of the online newspaper The Times of Israel.
He was previously the editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post, Israel’s English-language daily, before stepping down in July 2011 after almost seven years, and editor and publisher of the award-winning newsmagazine The Jerusalem Report.
In his writing and lectures, Horovitz often seeks to promote intra-Jewish tolerance and to urge the Israeli leadership to devote more attention to the struggle for Israeli legitimacy on “the second battlefield” – in the media, the legal arena and diplomatic forums. He gave a warmly received address on the subject at the 2009 Herzliya Conference.
Horovitz has written from Israel for newspapers around the world, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Irish Times and (London) Independent. He is a frequent interviewee on CNN, the BBC, Sky, Fox News, NPR and other TV and radio stations.
Horovitz lectures widely in Israel, the United States and Europe on Israeli current affairs, regularly giving the introductory briefing on Israel to Congressional delegations brought to Israel under the aegis of AIPAC.
He has conducted landmark interviews with a succession of Israeli and international figures, including all of Israel’s recent prime ministers, Presidents Barack Obama (when he visited Israel as a candidate in 2008) and George Bush, as well as Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin and, to the particular delight of his children, Paul McCartney.
Horovitz is the author of 2004’s “Still Life with Bombers: Israel in the Age of Terrorism,” and 2000’s “A Little Too Close to God: The Thrills and Panic of a Life in Israel,” both published in the US by Knopf. He edited and co-wrote The Jerusalem Report’s 1996 biography of Yitzhak Rabin, “Shalom, Friend,” which was published in 12 countries and won the U.S. National Jewish Book Award for Non-Fiction. He was the recipient of 2005’s JDC award for journalism on Israel and Diaspora Affairs, and is a previous winner of the Bnai Brith World Center award for journalism.
A graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he was profiled, in the university’s 90th anniversary President’s Report, as the graduate who had most impacted Israel’s reality in the field of media, alongside Dorit Beinisch (judiciary), Yuval Steinitz (the legislature) and other Israeli luminaries.
Horovitz immigrated to Israel from London in 1983 and did his army reserve service in the Educational Corps. He is married to Lisa and they have three children.