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Yaakov Katz

Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post

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Yaakov Katz is Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post

He is a faculty member and lecturer at Harvard University’s Extension School where he teaches an advanced course in journalism.

He previously served for close to a decade as the paper's military reporter and defense analyst and is the co-author of two books: "Weapon Wizards - How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower" which will be published by St. Martin’s Press in January and "Israel vs. Iran - The Shadow War" which came out in 2012.

Prior to taking up the role of Editor-in-Chief, Katz served for two years as a senior policy advisor to Israel’s Minister of Economy, Minister of Education and Minister of Diaspora Affairs.

In 2012-2013, 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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