Eli Lake is one of the most prominent national security correspondents in the United States. He has reported for outlets like the “Daily Beast,” the “New Republic,” and currently “Bloomberg View.”
While he is scrupulously non-partisan, Lake’s reporting often contradicts the larger media narrative surrounding national security issues, taking an objective view of Israel and its security policies, exposing flaws in then-president Obama’s claims about the Benghazi attack, and uncovering uncomfortable facts about pro-Iran lobbyists in the US.
In a typical recent column, Lake went deeper into the ramifications of the Temple Mount protests, in contrast to many media outlets who simply reiterated Palestinian talking points. “The greater danger to one of Islam’s holiest places these days,” he wrote, “comes from the Palestinian fanatics who claim to be fighting for its reclamation. (Photo credit: Facebook.)