At the Front Line of the Media Blitz

London native Josh Hantman, Israel's young new foreign press spokesman, has gone from new immigrant to darling of the Defense Ministry in just three years.

As correspondents from around the world descended on southern Israel this past week, seeking sound bites to go with their footage of falling rockets and official statements to weave into their residents-dashing-for-bomb-shelters stories, the go-to-guy on offer was Josh Hantman, an ambitious Oxford- and Harvard-educated Londoner turned Tel Avivi who serves as the new foreign press spokesman for the Defense...