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Ynet is the most popular Israel
Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

i news
News
News is the communication of selected information on current events which is presented by print, broadcast, Internet, or word of mouth to a third party or mass audience.- Etymology :...

 and general content website
Website
A website, also written as Web site, web site, or simply site, is a collection of related web pages containing images, videos or other digital assets. A website is hosted on at least one web server, accessible via a network such as the Internet or a private local area network through an Internet...

. It is owned by the same conglomerate that operates Yediot Ahronot, the country's secondleading daily newspaper (Israel Hayom is the current leading). However, all of Ynet's content is original work, published exclusively on the website and written by an independent staff.

Ynet was launched on June 2000 in Hebrew only, but since 2004 operates a short English edition, Ynetnews
Ynetnews
Ynetnews is the online English language Israeli news website of Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s most-read newspaper, and the Hebrew Israel news portal, Ynet...

, which deals mainly with news and commentary. In addition, Ynet hosts the online version of Yedioth Aharanot's media group Magazines: Laisha
LaIsha
LaIsha is an Israeli women's magazine. It is published on weekly basis since 1947, and is owned by Yedioth Ahronoth media group.Since 1950, LaIsha holds the annual Miss Israel beauty pageant....

 (which also operates Ynet's fashion section), Pnai Plus
Pnai Plus
Pnai Plus is an Israeli magazine published weekly, which covers the world of entertainment and television worldwide and is a local TV guide. Created in 1989 and owned by Yedioth Ahronoth, the magazine contains sections such as cinema, music, culture, and food....

, Blazer
Blazer
A blazer is a type of jacket. The term blazer occasionally is synonymous with boating jacket and sports jacket, two different garments. A blazer resembles a suit coat cut more casually — sometimes with flap-less patch pockets and metal buttons. A blazer's cloth is usually durable , because it is an...

, GO magazine, and Mentha
Mentha
Mentha is a genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae . The species are not clearly distinct and estimates of the number of species varies from 13 to 18. Hybridization between some of the species occurs naturally...

. For two years, Ynet had also an Arabic version, which ceased to operate in May 2005. Ynet's main competition comes from Walla! and Nana
Nana 10
Nana 10 , previouslly Nana , is an Israeli Web portal, one of the biggest in Israeli web media. The website is owned by Israeli web and communication company 013 Netvision, and Israeli news Channel 10, and consist of Internet forums, which it is especially known for, news, culture sections, an...

. Since 2008, Ynet is Israel's most popular internet portal, as measured by Google Trends
Google Trends
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.

According to Alexa Internet
Alexa Internet
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traffic rankings, Ynet is among the top 1000 websites in the world and the top 10 sites in Israel.

"200 Greatest Israelis" poll (2005)


In 2005, Ynet conducted a poll to determine whom the general public considers the 200 Greatest Israelis of all time. Due to the nature of the poll used to select and rank the Israelis, the results do not pretend to be an objective assessment.

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