"Akiva Eldar" is an Israeli columnist for Al-Monitor and author. He was a chief political columnist and editorial writer for the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz, where he worked for 35 years—his final column in English for the paper appeared on 13 November 2012. He also wrote columns for the Japanese daily Mainichi Shimbun, lectured at Tel Aviv University's School of Journalism and worked as a consultant for CBS News.

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