Genevieve Belmaker is an award-winning journalist, author and editor based between Jerusalem, New York City, and the Seattle area. She is currently a Contributing Editor with international environmental and science news outlet, Mongabay. Her journalism work has been published by MongabayQuill magazine, MediaShift, Middle East Eye, the Epoch TimesCNS NewsImages and Voices of HopeThe Poynter Institute, and Pacific Standard magazine.

She regularly reports on breaking news and news analysis features, crime and criminal justice, gun violence, disaster recovery, and the journalism industry and travel. She spent the past three years as a metro reporter in New York City and is currently covering the conflict in Israel and the West Bank.

Genevieve has also traveled throughout the U.S., Asia, the Middle East and Central America for reporting assignments, including major investigative reports and in-depth features in New Orleans and Ferguson, Missouri.

Genevieve is an author with Hachette Book Group. Her Moon Handbooks travel guidebooks on Israel and the West Bank are “Jerusalem and the Holy Land” (2014), followed by Moon “Israel and the West Bank” (2016), and Moon “Jerusalem” (2016). She self-published a children’s book, “The Littlest Kitten” (2016).

Upcoming Work:

  • 2nd edition Moon “Israel and the West Bank” (early 2019)
  • “Chaos at their Doorstep” (Niche Books, late 2018)


Genevieve is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has also been a member with the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Newswomen’s Club of New York. She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Southern California and has studied journalism at New York University. She can be reached at gbelmaker[a] You can also find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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