Times of Israel, Channel 12 reporters win award for Jewish Diaspora coverage

Canaan Lidor. (Courtesy)
Canaan Lidor. (Courtesy)

Times of Israel correspondent Canaan Lidor and Channel 12 reporter Elad Simchayoff are announced as this year’s winners of B’nai B’rith’s annual journalism award for coverage of the Jewish Diaspora.

Lidor, The Times of Israel’s religion and Diaspora correspondent, receives the B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem’s Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage for 2024 in the written media category, B’nai B’rith writes in a statement Wednesday.

Simchayoff, European correspondent for Channel 12 News, is recognized in the broadcast media category.

Lidor, who returned to his native Haifa in 2021 from the Netherlands after covering Europe and its Jews for over a decade, receives the award for his 2023 coverage in The Times of Israel of the Netherlands, Tunisia, the US and beyond, B’nai B’rith writes.

Simchayoff, who lives in London, is honored for his coverage on the rise of antisemitism in Europe following October 7 and for his “One a Day” podcast series, the Jewish group’s statement says.

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