(, lit. "Israel Today") is an Israeli
national Hebrew-language free daily newspaper
first published on July 30, 2007 and currently published in Tabloid
format. The name is a variation of the popular USA Today
, though there is no relation between the two publications. It has the largest daily circulation in Israel
At the time of its launch, the newspaper, owned by Sheldon Adelson
, competed directly with Israeli
, another free daily previously co-run by Adelson, which later became defunct. In October 2009, a weekend edition has been launched.
Chief editor is Amos Regev. In 2007, Maariv
editor Dan Margalit
left Maariv to write for Israel HaYom
Israel HaYom has been criticized for its right-wing political slant, with its content being described as "propaganda." Ben-Dror Yemini
has described it as "a danger to democracy".