Tovah Lazaroff is a senior correspondent for The Jerusalem Post. Her expertise includes settlements, diplomacy, the United Nations, politics and terrorism. She frequently travels to the West Bank settlements to report on the growth of those communities as well as the right wing clashes there with both with the IDF and Palestinians.
During the summer of 2005, Lazaroff moved to a Gush Katif settlement in Gaza ahead of the government planned evacuation and wrote about the experience of communities being uprooted from a unique up-close and intimate perspective.
In February 2004, Lazaroff traveled to The Hague to report on the judicial hearing regarding Israel’s security barrier at the International Court of Justice and has since covered the on-going debate surrounding that barrier and its affects on Palestinian lives.
She has written extensively on the challenges civilians face living under the threat of terror, both those vulnerable to Kassam attacks along Israel’s southern border and those that suffered the daily barrage of Ketusha’s rockets on Israel’s northern border where she was stationed during the Second Lebanon War.
She then followed the continued campaign for the release of reservists Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev as well as the ongoing battle to free the captive soldier Gilad Schalit. She also has had a front row seat on the campaign trail during the last three Israeli elections.
Lazaroff has made various media appearances,including interviews on CNN, BBC and NPR radio.
A native of Brookline, Massachusetts, Lazaroff has a B.A. in History from Brandeis University. Before arriving in Israel in April 2000, she spent eight years working as a local reporter in the Boston area, where she earned awards from the New England Press Association and the Massachusetts Press Association for her work.