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Israelis You Should Know: Avi Issacharoff

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Name: Avi Issacharoff

Age: 42

About him: Born in Jerusalem, Avi Issacharoff graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and earned his Master's from Tel Aviv University.

As correspondent with Israel Radio, Issacharoff won the 2002 "Best Reporter" award for his coverage of the Second Intifada. From 2005 until 2012, he served as Haaretz's Palestinian and Arab affairs correspondent

Since 2012, Issacharoff has been the Middle East analyst for The Times of Israel. While working in this post in 2014, he and his cameraman were attacked and beaten by Palestinian rioters while covering a protest in Beitunia. This occurred when a Palestinian journalist identified them to the mob as Israelis. Luckily, the two were able to escape with their lives.

Aside from his lifelong committment to reporting on the news in his home country, Issacharoff has also written acclaimed books on Israel's fight with the various terrorist groups who wish to destroy the Jewish state and has written and directed various documentaries.

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