Ma?ariv (Evening, in Hebrew)

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MAʿARIV (Evening, in Hebrew)

Israel daily, center-right, founded in 1948 by journalists who had quit Yediot Aharonot. In 1992 its majority stockholder, Robert Maxwell, sold his interest to the Nimrodi family. In September 1995 a telephone-tapping incident, in which Yediot Aharonot was also mixed up, obliged its editor to resign. In July 1998 Ofer Nimrodi, president of the administrative council of the newspaper, was sentenced to eight months in prison as a result of this incident.

As of 2004, Maʿariv defines itself as an apolitical paper with appeal to both secular and religious Israelis. Although it once had the largest readership of any paper in Israel, its circulation has decreased.

SEE ALSO Yediot Aharonot.