About Nahum Barnea
Nahum Barnea (Hebrew: נחום ברנע) (born 1944) is an Israeli journalist. Barnea writes for Yedioth Ahronoth and Ha'Ayin HaShevi'it. He won the Israel Prize in 2007.
Nahum Borstein (later Barnea) was born in Petah Tikva. He served in the IDF in Nahal Mutznah. He earned a B.A. in history and political science from Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Barnea is married and has three children. His son Yonatan was killed in February 1996 by Hamas in a terrorist attack on Bus 18 in Jerusalem.
Barnea began his journalism career at university, writing for the student newspaper Pi Ha'Aton. In 1967-1982, he worked for the newspaper Davar, becoming the paper's correspondent in Washington, D. C. Later he founded and edited a weekly paper Koteret Rashit. Since 1989, Barnea has been a staff writer for Yedioth Ahronoth.
Barnea was awarded the Sokolov Prize for journalism in 1981. In a survey in 1998, he was voted one of most influential journalists in Israel. In 2007, he won the Israel Prize in the sphere of communications. The judges who awarded the prize said: "Nahum Barnea is a journalist who almost every young writer aspires to emulate." They added, "Barnea always insists on 'being there,' close to events, even in places of social tension, even in wars and on days of terror attacks, even when his presence places his life in danger."On 29 March 2007, he accepted an award from the president of Tel Aviv University for "his achievements and his unique contribution to the profession of journalism in Israel.