Welcome to the New Haaretz.com Website

After listening to readers' feedback, Haaretz is delighted to launch its new website design: cleaner, more modern and lots of new features.

Haaretz

Dear readers,

We are delighted to welcome you to the new Haaretz.com. Guided by your feedback and recent trends in digital journalism, we have rebuilt the site with a cleaner, modern look, and added many new features for our subscribers.

The new site is much more visual: It has bigger pictures, more videos and cleaner, clearer fonts.

With the responsive design, our reporting adjusts to your screen size, speeding up overall performance. As part of this process, we recently launched an advanced mobile website and a new iPhone app is coming soon.

Since moving to a subscription-based model in 2012, we have invested heavily in Haaretz.com to improve our reporting, editing and the user experience. By subscribing, you are supporting our ability to continue doing so, and I would like to personally thank you for this contribution.

What is changing?

New Homepage and navigation:

        Following your feedback, we simplified the navigation of the site, allowing easier access to the sections you read the most. The daily e-paper – as published in Israel – is available in the 'All Sections' menu and remains free for Haaretz subscribers.

       A new tool has been added to the top of the homepage, providing an at-a-glance overview of the latest news updates, with links to relevant stories. This overview will be updated round-the-clock, making sure that you have instant access to the latest news from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world as soon as you arrive at Haaretz.com.

       We have redesigned the homepage to give greater prominence to our most important writers. We have also created a new section – Must Reads – featuring the best articles of the day.

         The latest articles by our dozens of columnists and bloggers can now be found under the "Columnists" section of the homepage.

Article page:

       Subscribers are exposed to less advertising and can now read articles in Zen Mode, – without ads, without banners and with no interference. Click here to subscribe here for just $1 for the first month.

         At the top of every page, we have added tools that make it easier to share our stories on social media.

       We will soon be unveiling a new live-blog section, allowing you to keep up-to-date with breaking news and events in Israel, the Middle East and across the globe.

         Since August, only subscribers and registered users have been able to comment on our stories. The comments are approved at a much faster pace, and we are sure you will agree that the discussion level has improved.

We hope you will find the new site easier to use and will visit us more often. We invite you to send any questions or suggestions to our customer service representatives. You are also welcome to contact me directly with any proposals or thoughts.

Best Wishes,

Lior Kodner
Chief Digital Officer,
Haaretz