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Avi Issacharoff      

Israeli Journalist; The Times of Israel's Middle East Analyst

Avi Issacharoff, The Times of Israel's Middle East analyst, fills the same role for Walla, the leading portal in Israel. He is also a guest commentator on many different radio shows and current affairs programs on television.

Issacharoff is the co-author of the TV series Fauda, winner in 2016 of 6 Ophir awards and in 2018 of 11 Ophir awards by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television.

Until 2012, Issacharoff was a reporter and commentator on Arab affairs for the Haaretz newspaper. He also lectures on modern Palestinian history at Tel Aviv University, and is currently writing a script for an action-drama series for the Israeli satellite Television "YES."

Born in Jerusalem, he graduated cum laude from Ben Gurion University with a B.A. in Middle Eastern studies and then earned his M.A. from Tel Aviv University on the same subject, also cum laude.

A fluent Arabic speaker, Issacharoff was the Middle East Affairs correspondent for Israeli Public Radio covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the war in Iraq and the Arab countries between the years 2003-2006. He directed and edited short documentary films on Israeli television programs dealing with the Middle East. In 2002 he won the "best reporter" award for the "Israel Radioā€¯ for his coverage of the second intifada.

In 2004, together with Amos Harel, he wrote The Seventh War - How we won and why we lost the war with the Palestinians. A year later, the book won an award from the Institute for Strategic Studies for containing the best research on security affairs in Israel. In 2008, Issacharoff and Harel published their second book, entitled 34 Days - The Story of the Second Lebanon War, which won the same prize.

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