Ruth Eglash


Reporter covering Israel and the Palestinian territories

Education: Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds University, BA in history and media studies

Ruth Eglash has worked as a correspondent for The Washington Post in Israel and the West Bank since 2013. During that time, she has intensely covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel’s elections and a wide range of other political and social topics. Originally from Britain, Eglash previously worked as a senior editor and reporter for the Jerusalem Post. Her main beat was social welfare issues, such as the immigration of Jews from Ethiopia, poverty and women’s rights in Israel. She was appointed the newspaper's first social media editor in 2012. Eglash has also freelanced for numerous
Latest from Ruth Eglash

Israel ordered a second lockdown in response to coronavirus resurgence. It’s not going so well.

Compliance has plummeted in the face of public skepticism, confusion and complacency.

October 18, 2020

Lebanon and Israel take up disputed maritime border in rare negotiations

U.S. officials are mediating the talks. At stake are offshore natural gas rights.

October 14, 2020

These countries crushed covid-19 — but are now reporting higher infection rates than the U.S.

Israel, Spain and France show even with strong policies, it’s hard to keep the coronavirus at bay.

September 18, 2020

Peace deal or arms race? Proposed sale of F-35 jets to UAE prompts fears in Israel.

Even as Israelis welcome the breakthrough agreement, they worry about losing their military edge.

September 15, 2020

Israel heads to a second lockdown as coronavirus cases soar

The new restrictions are set to begin Friday, coinciding with the start of a month of Jewish holy festivals.

September 13, 2020

Sold: U.S. ambassador’s luxury residence in Israel

Israeli media has reported that the mystery buyer is GOP superdonor Sheldon Adelson.

September 8, 2020

Netanyahu set aside West Bank annexation to do the UAE deal. But will the plan revive?

The diplomatic breakthrough is popular in Israel but angered some of the premier’s core supporters.

August 17, 2020

Four Israeli women who have broken new political ground

They include an Ethiopian-born minister, ultra-Orthodox Jewish lawmaker, Druze lawmaker and the first Knesset member to wear a hijab.

August 7, 2020

Israeli jets strike targets in Syria, nearly 24 hours after foiling attack in Golan Heights

The Israeli military estimated that four members of a militant cell from Syria were killed in the Golan incident.

August 3, 2020

A teenage pop sensation becomes a soldier, and the Israeli army tries to cope

Noa Kirel is Israel’s biggest pop star and recently signed a multimillion dollar music contract.

August 1, 2020