Gil Hoffman is the chief political correspondent and analyst for The Jerusalem Post. Well-connected to Israeli and Palestinian political leaders, Hoffman has interviewed Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, former prime ministers Sharon, Peres, Barak and Netanyahu and every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum. He has been interviewed by top media outlets on 6 continents and is a regular analyst on CNN, BBC and other foreign news outlets.
Called "The most optimistic man in Israel" by Israel Television, Hoffman's frequent television appearances and popular column provide a behind the scenes look at the intrigue and humor in the Israeli political arena. Hoffman also frequently covers diplomatic issues, traveling with the prime minister and reporting on efforts to achieve Mid-east peace and other key international developments .
Hoffman, who was raised in Chicago, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University's School of Journalism and wrote for the Miami Herald and the Arizona Republic before moving to Israel. A corporal in the IDF's Spokesman's Unit (Dover Tzahal), he has given lectures in 18 American states, Washington DC, Canada, England and Australia on five successful international speaking tours. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and two children.