Saul Singer

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Saul Singer
Nationality American-Israeli
Occupation Journalist and author
Known for Co-author of Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle, former editorial page editor at The Jerusalem Post

Saul Singer is an American-Israeli journalist and author. Formerly editorial page editor at The Jerusalem Post, Singer co-wrote with Dan Senor Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle, a best-seller which investigates Israel's innovative prowess.

Career[edit]

Singer is a columnist and former editorial page editor at The Jerusalem Post. He has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, Moment, The New Leader and The Washington Post blog "PostGlobal".[1]

Before immigrating to Israel, Singer served as an adviser in the United States Congress to the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Banking Committees.[1]

Writing[edit]

Along with Dan Senor, Singer co-authored Start-up Nation, published in 2009. The book was highly acclaimed, reaching fifth on the business best-seller list of The New York Times in 2010.[2]

In 2003, Singer authored another book: Confronting Jihad: Israel's Struggle and the World After 9/11. The book collects many of his columns and unsigned editorials written for The Jerusalem Post between 1997 and the summer of 2003. Reviewing Confronting Jihad in National Review, contributing editor Mackubin Thomas Owens writes, "9/11 and terrorist attacks against Israel form a seamless garment, both being motivated by the same hatred. No one has done a better job of demonstrating this point than Saul Singer... Americans who wish to understand the reality of Israel's war against terrorism and its connection to our own struggle should read this fine collection of essays."[3]

Personal life[edit]

Singer moved to Israel from the U.S. in 1994. He is married to Wendy Singer and they reside together in Jerusalem with their three daughters; Noa, Tamar and Yarden.[4]

In 1987, Singer's brother, Alex, an IDF Lieutenant, was killed at the age of 25 during an Israeli military operation in Lebanon. He died trying to rescue his downed company commander. Alex Singer's journal became a book.[5] Saul dedicated Start-up Nation in the memory of his fallen brother.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About us". Start-up Nation official website. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hardcover Business Best Sellers". The New York Times. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Mackubin Thomas Owens (8 March 2004). "The Curse of Jihad: Saul Singer’s common sense antidote". National Review. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Dan Senor and Saul Singer (2009). Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle. Council on Foreign Relations/Twelve (publisher). p. 240. 
  5. ^ Alex: Building A Life
  6. ^ Start-up Nation. p. 241. 

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