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Gideon Joseph Kouts, Israeli journalist, educator. Recipient Israeli Press Distinction for International Coverage, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1991, Israeli Broadcasting Distinction for International Coverage, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2000, Honorary Citizenship, President Polish Republic, 2000.


Kouts, Gideon Joseph was born on July 12, 1948 in Lodz, Poland. Arrived in Israel, 1957, naturalized, France, 2001. Son of Alexander and Miriam Kouts.


BSSc in Economic and International Relations, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1971. Master of Business Administration, 1974. MSSc, 1977; Doctor of Philosophy cum laude, University Paris II, Paris, 1980.

Doctor of Letters, University Paris VIII, 1997.


Advisor on social affairs to Prime Minister of Israel, 1975—1977. Columnist Davar Daily, Tel Aviv, 1975—1977, European correspondent Paris, 1977—1996. European and international correspondent Israeli Broadcasting, 1986—2001.

Senior international correspondent Israel Channel 2 television, since 2001. Lecturer Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1992—1994. Senior lecturer University Paris VIII, 1994—1997, professor Jewish history and media studies, since 1997.

Vice president specialists board University Paris VIII, since 2000, vice president pedagogic board, since 2001.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Tamon Tales, 1977 (Hebrew University award, 1977), La Naissance de la Presse Hébraïque Moderne, 1993 (The Smart Institute grant, 1993), Propaganda in the 20th Century, 1998 (IAMCR Publications committee Distinction, 1998), Studies in History of the Hebrew Press, 1999 (Memorial Foundation grant, 1999), La Presse Hébraïque, ses Origines et son Evolution de 1856 a 1897, 1999 (Paris University award, 1999). Contributor chapters to books.


European representative World Labour Zionist Movement, Paris, 1977—1982, Academy Unit-World Zionist Organization, Paris, 1980—1992, International Center Jewish Studies, Paris, 1980—1982, World Hebrew Union, Paris, since 1980. President Hebrew University Students Union, Jerusalem, 1968—1971. Member of Broadcast Education Association, International Association Media and Commission Research, International Commission Association, Presidential Press Association, Foreign Press Association (secretary general since 1999).


Married Yaffa Malka Iron, September 7, 1982. Children: Aurite, Ari Michael.

Alexander Kouts

Miriam Kouts

Yaffa Malka Iron

Ari Michael Kouts

Aurite Kouts