Elia Zakka was a writer and journalist from Haifa, Palestine. He graduated from the Russian Seminar in Nazareth. In 1908, he founded Al-Nafeer Newspaper in Jerusalem, which after World War I moved between the cities of Jerusalem, Haifa and Jaffa before ceasing publication in 1919. Zakka went on to publish Haifa magazine in 1921 and Haifa newspaper in 1924.