Ofek (Horizon) on Arab Media / in partnership with I'lam – The Arab Center for Media Freedom, Development, and Research
Although Israel is situated in the heart of the Middle East, when Israeli news media cover events in Arab countries they usually confine themselves to Israeli commentary and to quotations of headlines from the Arabic press. “Ofek on Arab Media” is a joint project of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and the I'lam Center. They select opinion pieces by the foremost Arab intellectuals published in the leading Arabic news media (mostly Al-Hayyat, Al-Quds Al-'Arabi, Al-Sharq al-Awsat, Al-Dustur, Al-Ayyam, and Al-Nahar) and publish a Hebrew translation on the op-ed page of Yediot Ahronot. The aim is to make a place in the popular Hebrew press for opinions, thought, and debate from the Arab press and to provide a direct platform for Arab writers, unfiltered by commentators.