Steve Hendrix


Steve Hendrix has reported from many countries and most states since joining the Post in 2000.

Education: University of Georgia, BA; American University, MA

Steve Hendrix has been the Washington Post's Jerusalem bureau chief since 2019. He came to the Post in 2000 and has written for just about every section of the paper: Foreign, National, Metro, Style, the Magazine, Book World. Reporting from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas and most corners of the United States, he has profiled presidential candidates, party princesses, parrot smugglers and one ballpark organist.
Latest from Steve Hendrix

They were ready to give up on Israel. Now they’re all in.

The Hamas attack of Oct. 7 has spurred many liberal Israelis to reassess their relationship with the state.

January 22, 2024

Fighting in central Gaza rages on amid hostage families’ growing doubts

The fierce fighting, especially in central Gaza, suggested that Israel forces were not yet fully scaling back their assault despite U.S. pressures over heavy civilian casualties.

January 18, 2024

Israel rejects genocide allegations at international court

The Israeli delegation accused South Africa of presenting a “grossly distorted” picture by largely ignoring the role of Hamas in the fighting and of politicizing the Genocide Convention.

January 12, 2024

Blinken’s talks with Israeli officials reveal divisions over Gaza

Israel and its closest allies aired opposing views on when Palestinians can return to northern Gaza and receive tax revenue collected by Israel.

January 9, 2024

As Gazans return to destroyed homes, Israeli ministers push resettlement

Controversial proposals from some Israeli officials to evacuate Gazans to camps in Egypt or other third countries are causing rifts with Washington and the U.N.

January 4, 2024

Killing of Hamas leader in Lebanon signals shift in Israel’s war effort

Israel’s military has said for months it is ready to fight a two-front war, having massed troops and tanks along the Lebanese border and evacuated at least 70,000 residents.

January 3, 2024

After cautious criticism by Biden, Netanyahu rallies Israel’s right wing

Between bear hugs and bitterness: On the rare moments Biden criticizes Netanyahu, he uses it rally his right-wing support.

December 13, 2023

After releases, an invisible divide separates Israel’s hostage families

The Kirshts are among the families that had a joyous reunion during the flurry of hostage releases in late November. The Argamanis are not.

December 12, 2023

Israel claims progress against Hamas as humanitarian crisis worsens

Israeli forces are signaling optimism in their battle against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, but the humanitarian toll has been steadily rising.

December 11, 2023

Israeli troops enter Khan Younis; Gazans flee south to tent cities

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu insisted, “We are on the right path,” and said Israel was prepared to keep its military inside Gaza indefinitely after the war.

December 6, 2023