The Jerusalem Post’s longtime military correspondent, Yaakov Katz, has accepted
a position as a senior adviser to Economy and Trade Minister Naftali
Katz, 34, recently returned to Israel following a year spent in
the US as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
He will serve in a
senior capacity for Bennett, including as a liaison to Diaspora
communities. (Bennett also holds the Diaspora Affairs portfolio in the
“Yaakov proved himself to be one of the finest journalists in
Israel, and I’m sure he’ll excel in this challenging position as well,” said
Post editor-in-chief Steve Linde. “Widely respected as a writer and a public
speaker, he moderated the second annual Jerusalem Post conference in New York in
April, for which he received rave reviews.”
Katz began working at the
Post in 2003 and during his tenure covered the Second Lebanon War, Operation
Cast Lead and the disengagement from Gaza. He is co-author of Israel vs. Iran –
The Shadow War, which was published in the US in 2012.
A resident of
Jerusalem, Katz was born in Chicago and moved to Israel in 1993.