Lahav Harkov, the Senior Contributing Editor of The Jerusalem Post, is JPost’s Diplomatic Correspondent, analyzing and reporting on Israel’s relations with the world, the Prime Minister’s office, the National Security Council, the Foreign Ministry, and more. Lahav was JPost’s top analyst and reporter in the Knesset for over 8 years and was The Jerusalem Post‘s former News Editor and managing editor of JPost.com.
Lahav is an expert on Israel’s domestic and international politics, having interviewed major figures across the Israeli political spectrum, and has the inside scoop on the country’s top lawmakers and diplomats.
Lahav is often invited to lecture on Israeli government and politics in Israel and abroad by organizations like AIPAC, the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, HonestReporting, and others. International news outlets, such as the BBC, MSNBC and France 24 have sought her insights and analysis about breaking news. She has published articles in Hebrew and in English in publications like The New York Post, Commentary, Tablet, The Wasington Examiner and more. Lahav was recognized for her social media reporting by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, which named her the 5th-most influential person on “Jewish Twitter.”
One of Nefesh B’Nefesh’s “Millenial Olim (Immigrants) Who Are Making Their Mark On Israel,” Lahav grew up in New Jersey and moved to Israel at age 17, where she did two years of National Service (Sherut Leumi) at museums dealing with Jewish and Israeli history. She has a degree in Political Science and Communications at Bar-Ilan University, and lives in central Israel with her husband and three children.