Hello, I’m Amir Mizroch. Welcome to my blog, Forecast Highs.
Born in Israel, raised in South Africa, and back in Israel since 2000, I’ve lived and worked in two countries constantly grappling with existential issues affecting not just their own populations, but the regions they inhabit too. I am currently the Editor in Chief of the Israel Hayom English, the English-language version of Israel’s most widely-read Hebrew daily newspaper; and I’m also the News Anchor for ‘So Much To Say’ – a daily news show on TLV1.FM Radio.
Until February 2011 I worked at The Jerusalem Post, the largest English-language newspaper and website in Israel. I managed jpost.com during the rough and tumble of the Al Aksa Intifadah, and I was head of the paper’s news operation for five years as News Editor. In April 2010 I became Executive Editor, managing all of the paper’s departments. During my eight years at The Jerusalem Post I won an international journalism award, and covered stories for the paper around the world. I chose the name Forecast Highs, taken from weather report jargon, because it gives a sense of looking ahead at trends, which is what I like to do.
In November 2010, just before I turned 35, I suffered a heart attack, and survived. That experience, and the ripple effect it has had on my life, has propelled me into interesting, happy and healthy directions. I sometimes share insights from this part of my life here too. Thanks for visiting, and feel free to leave comments. All opinions expressed here are my own and do in no way represent those of my employers. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a link to my travel blog from India
A link to my award-winning blog covering US Jewish issues.