Haaretz, Israel     

Based: Tel Aviv

Founded: 1919


Owner: Amos Schoken

The Haaretz broadsheet has a degree of prestige in Israel as the oldest of the national dailies and as the paper with the most editorial and opinion-related content. It identifies itself as an "elitist" newspaper and has a reputation for quality reporting. With an editorial line to the left of Yediot Aharonot and Maariv, Israel's daily of record is strongly secular, and moderate on security and foreign policy issues. A shorter English-language version of the paper is distributed with the International Herald Tribune.