Yaakov Katz

Yaakov Katz

Yaakov Katz is Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post. He previously served for close to a decade as the paper’s military reporter and defense analyst and is the co-author of the books The Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower and Israel vs. Iran: The Shadow War. 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.

Books

Shadow Strike by Yaakov Katz

Shadow Strike by Yaakov Katz

Shadow Strike by Yaakov Katz dives into the covert Israeli mission to stop Syria from gaining nuclear power. The book tells the story of the espionage, political courage, military might and psychological warfare behind Israel’s daring operation to stop one of the greatest known acts of nuclear proliferation.
The Weapon Wizards by Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot

The Weapon Wizards by Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot

The Weapon Wizards | How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower by Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot looks back at Israel's long trajectory to becoming a military powerhouse. The book shows how this tiny nation learned to adapt to the changes in warfare and in the defense industry and become the new prototype of a 21st century superpower.