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Originally a left-wing broadsheet, the English-language Jerusalem Post experienced a marked shift to the right following its purchase in 1989 by the Hollinger Group, which also owns newspapers in the UK and the US. This led to the resignation of a large number of staff. The paper’s tougher line on issues such as security and the Palestinian territories has remained constant through another change in ownership in 2004. Having no Hebrew edition restricts its popularity within Israel, but with its separate international editions The Jerusalem Post has, according to its editor, “a unique role in enabling the Israel-Diaspora dialogue”.
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