Lahav Harkov, the Senior Contributing Editor of The Jerusalem Post, is JPost’s top analyst and reporter in the Knesset. She has interviewed major figures across the Israeli political spectrum and has the inside scoop on the country’s top lawmakers. Lahav is also The Jerusalem Post‘s former News Editor.
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, France 24, CTV, and Sky News have sought her insights and analysis about breaking news. She has published articles in Commentary, The New York Post, Tablet, The National Interest, The Tower, The Jewish Week and the Hebrew-language newspaper Makor Rishon. 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 Tel Aviv with her husband and daughter.