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David Landau, former editor-in-chief of Haaretz, founding editor of Haaretz English Edition and one-time managing editor of The Jerusalem Post, will be given a lifetime achievement award by B'nai Brith next month.

The B'nai Brith World Center in Jerusalem announced Thursday it was recognizing Landau, 66, "for his contribution to extended Diaspora reportage during his tenure at those newspapers."

The center also named the winners of its "Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage" for 2013, which includes documentary film director and producer Moshe Alafi and Ma'ariv/Makor Rishon journalist Zvika Klein.

The London-born Landau joined Haaretz as a night editor in 1993, served as editor of the daily's features section from 1994 to 1997 and started Haaretz's English edition in partnership with the International Herald Tribune in 1997.

In 2004, Haaretz publisher Amos Schocken named Landau as the new editor-in-chief of the Hebrew daily, a position he held through 2008. An observant Jew, Landau studied in an Israeli yeshiva in the 1960s before immigrating to Israel in 1970, when he immediately entered the field of journalism.