Shmuel Rosner

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Shmuel Rosner (Hebrew: שמואל רוזנר‎) is an Israeli columnist and editor. He is a contributing opinion writer for the International New York Times.[1] He is the political editor of the Jewish Journal.[2] In 2008–2011, he wrote for The Jerusalem Post. In 2005–2008, he was chief United States correspondent for the daily newspaper Haaretz.[3] Rosner is also the non-fiction chief editor for Israel's largest publishing house, Kinneret-Zmora-Dvir, and is a Senior Fellow at the Jewish People Policy Institute.

Published works[edit]

Shmuel Rosner began his career in 1987 as a producer and editor with Israeli Army Radio.[3] In 1991, he joined the Israeli daily Hadashot as a features and news editor.[3] In 1994, he became editor of a local Israeli weekly, Tzomet Hasharon.[3] He joined Haaretz in 1996.[3] In 1995–1999, he was head of the features department, and in 1999–2005, he was the head of the News Division. In 2006, he began writing articles for Slate magazine's "Foreigners" feature.[4] In 2008 Rosner's Domain—his blog—moved to The Jerusalem Post, and Rosner also moderated dialogues for the online publication Jewcy, blogged for Commentary‍ '​s main blog, "Contentions", and wrote for The New Republic, The Jewish Review of Books, The Jewish Chronicle and other publications.

In 2009, Rosner was appointed Non-fiction Editor for Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir, Israel's leading publishing house. He also joined the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) as a fellow, and started writing a weekend column on diplomatic and American affairs for Maariv.

In 2011, Rosner's book Shtetl, Bagel and Baseball: On the Dreadful, Wonderful State of America's Jews was published by Keter Publishing House, one of the largest publishers in Israel.[5] The book became a best seller.[citation needed]

In 2012, Rosner's second book, The Jewish Vote: Obama vs. Romney: A Voter's Guide, was published by Jewish Journal Books. It was reviewed by Jewish Journal book editor Jonathan Kirsch on October 8, 2012.[6]

Rosner lives in Tel Aviv with his wife, Israeli novelist Orna Landau. The couple has four children, Shaul, Yochai, Ariel, and Yael.

Critical acclaim[edit]

Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic called Rosner "The leading Israeli blogger and all-around A1 Jew". M.J. Rosenberg, Director of Policy Analysis at the Israel Policy Forum, and former American Israel Public Affairs Committee staffer and editor of AIPAC's Near East Report, describes Rosner as a "popular and provocative conservative".[7] The Nation, in a profile of Haaretz, which employed Rosner, described him as "the paper's right-of-center chief US correspondent".[8]

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President of the Jewish Reform movement, wrote that "Rosner is one of the more interesting commentators on this well-worn subject (Israel-Diaspora relations). While he trends conservative, he has an original, quirky, iconoclastic approach, and one never knows where he will end up".[9]

Selected articles[edit]


  1. ^ Vicky Taylor; Danielle Rhoades Ha (October 7, 2013). "International New York Times Expands Its Opinion Pages" (Press release). The New York Times Company. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Shmuel Rosner (November 1, 2011). "Biography,". Jewish Journal. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Shmuel Rosner - biography, Haaretz, August 28, 2005[dead link]
  4. ^ Shmuel Rosner (January 12, 2007). "Did We Just Declare War on Iran? Decoding this week's sound bites". Slate. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ שטעטל בייגל בייסבול - שמואל רוזנר[dead link]
  6. ^ Rosner's 'Voter's Guide' offers an insider's view, Review by Jonathan Kirsch, October 8, 2012
  7. ^ MJ Rosenberg, Commentary: What did Jimmy Carter mean?, Middle East Times, December 19, 2006
  8. ^ Stephen Glain (September 24, 2007). "Ha'aretz, Israel's Liberal Beacon". The Nation. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ Eric Yoffie (April 4, 2011). "When Rosner is Wrong". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved August 10, 2014. 

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