Commentator on National & International affairs and Special Assignment Correspondent for “Yedioth Aharonot” Daily, and its news web site Ynet. Israel Prize laureate 2018 .
In this capacity Mr. Ben-Yishai deals extensively with matters of Israeli and Middle Eastern regional security, Indigenous & Global Terrorism Israeli foreign Policy, and International affairs. He has covered – on location – ethnic and religious conflicts, revolutions, Asymmetric Wars and humanitarian crisis all over the world in the last three decades; Among them conflicts in Afghanistan (1989, 2001, 2002), Colombia (the Drug War), Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia, Liberia, Kenya, Kashmir, Romania, the Gulf, the Kurds in Iraq & Turkey, Bosnia, Kosovo and Chechnya.
After graduating (Economics & Geography) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Jerusalem School of Broadcasting and Journalism Of IBA (Israel Broadcasting Authority) in 1967, Mr. Ben-Yishai spent several years working for IBA (TV & Radio) in various positions including War Correspondent, Roving Correspondent in Europe (based in Bonn), Senior Political Correspondent and International Affairs Senior Correspondent & commentator