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Yedioth Ahronot, “the newspaper of Israel”, was founded in 1939. Purchased shortly thereafter by the Mozes family, which is still its owner, it underwent, in the early 1950s, a massive makeover under the editorship of Dov Judkovsky, thereby becoming Israel’s first tabloid newspaper, featuring flashy headlines, pictures and colloquial language.
This radical transformation propelled Yedioth Ahronot to become Israel’s most widely circulated daily newspaper, a title it held for decades, until 2010. As a sold newspaper, it still is the most circulated paper, since many of its articles cannot be found on the web.
With some of the country’s most high-profile writers, it features a wide range of political positions. Like most Israeli papers, Yedioth Ahronot does not publish an editorial, but its political leanings are by and large centre-right.