Steve Hendrix


Steve Hendrix has reported from many countries and most states since joining the Post in 2000.

Education: University of Georgia, BA; American University, MA

Steve Hendrix has been the Washington Post's Jerusalem bureau chief since 2019. He came to the Post in 2000 and has written for just about every section of the paper: Foreign, National, Metro, Style, the Magazine, Book World. Reporting from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and most corners of the United States, he has profiled presidential candidates, party princesses, parrot smugglers and one ballpark organist.
Latest from Steve Hendrix

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

A year after journalist’s killing, report finds pattern of Israeli inaction

The killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, likely by an Israeli soldier, has become another example of Israel’s ability to sidestep accountability, according to a new report.

May 9, 2023

Israel readies ‘kosher electricity’ for ultra-Orthodox households

The special program would construct massive battery banks in and around Heradi communities to provide them power without violating Sabbath restrictions.

May 7, 2023

Iran hid weapons among earthquake aid to target U.S. troops, leak says

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Iran and its affiliates moved swiftly to capitalize on the February earthquake that left tens of thousands dead, U.S. intelligence alleges.

May 7, 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

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

McCarthy invites Netanyahu to visit Congress, skip the White House

On a trip to Israel, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) sought common cause with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over frustrations with President Biden.

May 1, 2023