Kul al-Arab (Arabic: كل العرب, meaning All Arabs) is an
Israeli Arabic-language weekly newspaper, founded in 1987. Based in
Nazareth, the paper is Israel's most influential and widely read
Arabic-language periodical. It is also distributed in the West
Kul al-Arab has 70 employees and a circulation of 38,000.
According to the BBC the paper "is known primarily as a Christian
paper" but "is trying to expand its Muslim audience." Most of the
paper's revenue comes from advertising, and it is sometimes given away
for free as a result. For some time the paper was edited by the
poet Samih al-Qasim, who remains its honorary editor.
The BBC states that the paper "is scathing of Israeli and US policies,
but can be equally critical of the Palestinian Authority." Co-owner
Fayez al-Shtiwi summarizes its editorial stance: "We oppose terrorist
attacks, but also oppose the occupation, the discrimination and the
denial of human rights. We want social justice and want to see proud
Arabs here, with equal rights, not the defeated Arab."
The paper was founded by an advertising agency, al-Bustenai,
then-managed by Mussa Hassadiya. As of 2008 Hassadiya owns 40% of the
paper, with the rest owned by Fayez and "a group of Israeli-Arab
businessmen." For a time
Yedioth Ahronoth Group
Yedioth Ahronoth Group and Legal Tender
Initiative each owned 25% of the paper, with Hassadiya and Shtiwi
owning the other half. However, the two groups came into conflict,
resulting in a court case in 2006 and Yediot and Legal Tender being
bought out two years later.
The paper's publishing company also owns a women's magazine, Lady Kul
al-Arab, and a website, al-Arab, which is visited by 45,000 people per
Kul al-Arab also sponsors an annual Israeli Arab beauty
contest with a $10,000 prize.
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Newspapers in Israel
The Jerusalem Post
The Jerusalem Post (English)
Kul al-Arab (Arabic)
Ha'ir (Tel Aviv)
Yedioth Tel Aviv
Yedioth Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv)
Zman Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv)