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February 14, 2012 5:01 pm

NY Times Removes Jerusalem Bureau Chief Bronner

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Former NY Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief Ethan Bronner. Photo: wiki commons.

Politico – Two years* after the New York Times public editor recommended his reassignment, Ethan Bronner is being replaced as Jerusalem bureau chief.

Today, the Times announced that Education editor Jodi Rudoren has been named Jerusalem bureau chief. Bronner will become the legal affairs reporter at the National desk.

“For those of us who worked with him as deputy foreign editor, it came as no surprise that Ethan Bronner could navigate the Scylla and Charybdis of foreign stories, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as smoothly as he has,” foreign editor Joe Kahn and national editor Sam Sifton wrote in an internal memo, forwarded by a staffer. “Ethan’s deep familiarity with Israel, his unerring sense of fairness, and his nose for what is really new in an exhaustively charted territory distinguished his work.”

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