Al-Quds (newspaper)

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Al-Quds
Al Quds
בניין עיתון אל-קודס בירושלים.JPG
Al-Quds building, Jerusalem
TypeDaily newspaper
Formatbroadsheet
Owner(s)Abu Zalaf Family
PublisherAl-Quds Arab Press
EditorMarwan Abu-Zalaf
Founded1968
LanguageArabic
HeadquartersJerusalem
Official websiteOfficial website
 
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Al-Quds
Al Quds
בניין עיתון אל-קודס בירושלים.JPG
Al-Quds building, Jerusalem
TypeDaily newspaper
Formatbroadsheet
Owner(s)Abu Zalaf Family
PublisherAl-Quds Arab Press
EditorMarwan Abu-Zalaf
Founded1968
LanguageArabic
HeadquartersJerusalem
Official websiteOfficial website

Al-Quds (Arabic: القدس‎) is a Palestinian Arabic language daily newspaper, based in Jerusalem. It is published in broadsheet format. It is the largest circulation daily newspaper in the Palestinian territories.[1] It was founded in 1951 by Mahmoud Abu-Zalaf, who served as its editor-in-chief until his death in 2005. It is currently edited by Mahmoud's son, Walid Abu-Zalaf.

In addition to paper circulation, the newspaper publishes its content online in PDF and HTML format. On 17 December 2008, the newspaper's website began publishing content in Persian.

Criticism[edit]

The newspaper has been criticized by Israeli research organization Palestinian Media Watch for publishing "problematic" content including Antisemitism, such as defining “treachery” as the Jewish character trait in a crossword puzzle.[2] On the edition of 30 November 1997, the newspaper claimed that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion were a fact.[3] On the other hand, it went against the traditional Palestinian boycott of Israeli elections in east Jerusalem by publishing full page ads and endorsing mayoral candidate Arcadi Gaydamak.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Palestinian press". BBC. 13 December 2006. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Marcus, Itamar. "Study #1: Crossword Puzzles". Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Palestinian Authority". Anti-semitism. January 1998. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  4. ^ East Jerusalem newspaper Al Quds backs Gaydamak for mayor Haaretz