Shira Rubin

Tel Aviv

Foreign reporter, Middle East

Education: Hebrew University, MA in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies; New York University, BA in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Shira Rubin is a journalist for The Washington Post based in Tel Aviv, covering news from Israel, the Palestinian territories and the region. Before joining The Post, Rubin worked as a freelance foreign correspondent from Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, France, Germany and Britain. At the height of the wave of Syrian migration to Europe, Rubin reported from Turkey and Greece on the proliferation of social media-hosted human smuggling networks and on the mental health crisis among refugee communities. In the months prior to the Arab Spring revolutions, Rubin was a U.S. State
Latest from Shira Rubin

Israel and Islamic Jihad agree to cease-fire, ending five-day conflict

Israel and Islamic Jihad, the Gaza-based militant group, agreed to a cease-fire Saturday night, ending a five-day bout of violence that killed at least 35 people.

May 13, 2023

Israel deals new blows to Islamic Jihad as Gaza violence rages on

Cease-fire negotiations remain suspended as Israeli forces have targeted members of the Islamic Jihad leadership with 25 Palestinians killed so far, and Gaza militants lobbed rockets into southern and central Israel.

May 11, 2023

Gaza militants launch rockets toward Tel Aviv after deadly Israeli strikes

The rocket attacks by Gaza militants were the first sign of promised retaliation for Israeli airstrikes that have killed at least 20 people over the past two days.

May 11, 2023

3 militant leaders, 12 others reported killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza

Israel said the commanders were responsible for recent terrorist attacks. The Palestinian Health Ministry said women and children were among the dead.

May 9, 2023

Israelis call out perks for ultra-Orthodox in latest protests

The anger against the status of the Haredi has long been a dynamic in Israeli politics, but it has grown more intense as the community has ballooned to roughly 13 percent of the population.

May 4, 2023

Israel-Gaza hostilities test Netanyahu’s hard-right government

An internationally brokered cease-fire is holding for now, but several hard-right members of Israel's government have pushed for harsher measures in the face of Gaza rocket attacks.

May 3, 2023

Violence flares after Palestinian hunger striker dies in Israeli prison

Militant groups in Gaza launched at least 26 rockets into Israel on Tuesday in retaliation for the death of a high-profile hunger striker in an Israeli prison.

May 2, 2023

Political crisis overshadows Israel’s most sacrosanct national holiday

Thousands of family members of the more than 20,000 Israelis killed in their country’s conflicts say Memorial Day has been tainted this year by politics.

April 25, 2023

Israel launches strikes on Lebanon after major rocket barrage

The Israel Defense Forces said it struck infrastructure belonging to Hamas in southern Lebanon, as tensions continued to rise in the region.

April 6, 2023

Israel to form national guard proposed by far-right minister Ben Gvir

The new national guard is the brainchild of cabinet minister Itamar Ben Gvir, a far-right former activist and settler.

April 2, 2023