Shira Rubin

Israeli correspondent, The Washington Post, Israel

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 Department critical language scholar in Cairo, during which time she studied Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian dialect.

She has also worked as a journalism instructor with the New York Times Student Journeys program for high schoolers aspiring to a career in journalism.

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