Gil Hoffman is an Israeli journalist and the chief political correspondent for the Jerusalem Post 02. Hoffman has served as the host of Inside Israel Today on The Land of Israel Network since 2017, and he previously worked on Voice of Israel from 2014-15.
Early life and career
Hoffman grew up outside of Chicago in Lincolnwood, Illinois. He attended high school at Ida Crown Jewish Academy and graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. He previously worked for the Miami Herald and the Arizona Republic. He made Aliyah at age 22 in 1999. After immigrating to Israel, Hoffman served in an artillery unit with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and later served as a spokesperson for the IDF reserves.
Hoffman is currently the chief political correspondent and analyst for the Jerusalem Post. Hoffman covers local elections, campaigns, and the current Israeli administration; he has also conducted interviews with prominent Israeli leaders, including prime ministers, members of the Knesset, and other public figures. Hoffman has noted in the past it is important to him to remain objective in speaking about Israel due to his position as chief political correspondent.
Outside of writing, Hoffman hosts the podcast Inside Israel Today, an English-language political podcast broadcast out of Israel where he interviews prominent Israeli politicians. He also hosted a Meet the Candidates series in preparation for the April 2019 Israeli legislative election. He also briefly hosted for the Voice of Israel until the network ceased broadcasting in 2015.
He makes regular appearances on CNN, TRT World, and Al-Jazeera along with local Israeli television programs. He is a frequent lecturer on Israel, having spoken in every major English-speaking country in the world and all 50 U.S. states. Hoffman also teaches a course on journalism at the College of Management Academic Studies.
According to Jerusalem Press Club, Hoffman currently resides in Israel. He is married and has three children.
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