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 international websites, newspapers and magazines, including the Huffington Post, USA Today, Hadassah magazine and the Christian Science Monitor. In 2010, she won the United Nations X-Cultural Reporting Award for her joint reporting work with a Jordanian journalist. She left The Post in October 2020.