Founded as an independent weekly publication in 1990, it is now is under the corporate umbrella of The Jerusalem Post Group, but remains editorially independent of The Jerusalem Post and other publications in this group. The magazine features interviews with leading personalities, in-depth news coverage, features and analyses on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world. Its editorial slant is viewed as "center-left."
The Jerusalem Report was established in 1990 by South African-born veteran Israeli journalist Hirsh Goodman, who served as its editor-in-chief and publisher for nine years. David Horovitz served as editor-in-chief from 1998 to 2004, Sharon Ashley from 2004 to 2006, and Eetta Prince-Gibson from 2006 to 2011. They were followed by Matthew Kalman (January to May 2012), Avi Hoffmann (June to November 2012) and Ilan Evyatar (December 2012 to May 2017). Steve Linde, former editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post, was appointed editor in June 2017.
In 2000, noted American journalist Jeffrey Goldberg referred to The Jerusalem Report as "the best periodical published in Israel, in English or Hebrew. The Jerusalem Report is a beacon of professionalism and sobriety in a press culture that sometimes resembles the National Hockey League...."
The Jerusalem Report is owned by The Jerusalem Post Group, a Tel Aviv-based company controlled by Israeli businessman Eli Azur. It purchased The Jerusalem Report from Conrad Black's Hollinger newspaper group in 2004.The Jerusalem Report had been funded initially by five Jewish philanthropists, including Charles Bronfman, and was sold in 1998 to Hollinger, which had previously purchased The Jerusalem Post.
In addition to the print edition, which has an international circulation of some 65,000, The Jerusalem Report is published online at http://www.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report, and offers a subscription for a digital edition at https://members.jpost.com/Report/ReportMagazine.aspx?source=FB_offer or http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/report.aspx.