Yaakov Katz
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Yaakov Katz

Yaakov Katz is Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post and co-author of "Weapon Wizards - How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower" and "Israel vs. Iran - The Shadow War". His upcoming book “The Shadow Strike” tells the story behind Israel’s bombing of a nuclear reactor in Syria in 2007. It is scheduled for publication in the summer of 2019. Katz served for close to a decade as the paper's military reporter and defense analyst and was a faculty member and lecturer at Harvard University where he taught an advanced course in journalism. Prior to taking up the role of Editor-in-Chief, Katz served for two years as a senior policy adviser to Israel’s Minister of Economy and Minister of Diaspora Affairs. In 2013, Katz was one of 12 international fellows to spend a year at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. Originally from Chicago, Katz also has a law degree from Bar Ilan University. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and four children.

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