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Yaakov Katz is the military correspondent and defense analyst for The Jerusalem Post and the Israel correspondent for Jane’s Defence Weekly, the international military magazine.
His first book “Israel vs. Iran – The Shadow War” was published in Israel in May, 2011 and was a national bestseller. It will be published in the US in May 2012.
Katz led the Post’s coverage of the recent IDF wars and operations including the Second Lebanon War against Hezbollah in 2006 and Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip in 2009.
Originally from Chicago, Katz moved to Israel in 1993 and served in the IDF Armored Corps. He lectures widely on military affairs, lives in Jerusalem with his wife and three daughters and has a law degree from Bar-Ilan University.
• Post war in Israel: How has the war in Lebanon changed Israel's strategic standing in the Middle East? • Iran - what are Israel's options in face of this looming existential threat? • Palestinian conflict • Settlers vs. the State - what has disengagement done to the national, religious and settler camp in Israel
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