Yediot Ahronoth, Israel     

Based: Tel Aviv

Founded: 1939


Owner: Yediot Media Group

Promoting itself as the "nation's newspaper", this tabloid-style Hebrew daily boasts Israel's largest circulation and the country's most popular internet site, Ynet. Extensive holdings by Yediot Aharonot's owners - including the leading Israeli Arabic and Russian newspapers - led Israel's anti-trust commissioner Dror Strum to declare the newspaper a monopoly in 1996 and again in 1999. The paper offers the reader a wide range of views, giving space to commentators from the political right and left.