I am a staff writer for Newsweek, covering the Middle East, terrorism and security. My work has been published both online and in print for the magazine, for which my stories have graced the cover several times. I have reported from the aftermath of ISIS-claimed attacks in Nice and London: both the car-ramming and knife attack on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge. I have also reported from Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Nicaragua, Barack Obama’s town hall in London and even Wembley Stadium.
I have obtained exclusives on the Islamic State, whether it be its online operations (New York hit list), its battlefield tactics (Manbij letter—online and print), or detailing the impact of the group’s reach outside the caliphate (Nice attack). On top of this, I have covered extremism more widely, reporting on Hamas, ultranationalist Jewish settlers, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Boko Haram.
Elsewhere in the Middle East, I have brought in exclusives on other issues such as the refugee crisis and the Syrian civil war, including arranging a deal with a Libyan smuggler to take two Sudanese migrants across the Mediterranean to Italy; the first interview with the co-pilot of the hijacked EgyptAir flight MS181 on his ordeal and Aylan Kurdi’s mother revealing her family’s destination in final phone call.
Some of my interviews include Turkey’s most prominent Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas, former ISIS hostage Daniel Rye on his captivity, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris about his refugee island proposal, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog ahead of the country’s 2015 election.
I have covered numerous global breaking news stories, and obtained opinion pieces from influential figures such as Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, both HDP co-chairs Figen Yuksekdag and Selahattin Demirtas, PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat and wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi.
I have been nominated for Digital Journalist of the Year at the Association of Online Publishers’ (AOP) Digital Publishing Awards in 2016 and 2017.
For more information contact: j.moore [at] newsweek [dot] com.