About Shmuel Rosner

Shmuel Rosner is Haaretz's chief U.S. correspondent, and is based in Washington. He, his wife and their three children live in Maryland.

A long-time American history buff, in the last decade Rosner has written numerous pieces about U.S. policy and politics, and traveled across the United States covering the 2000 and 2004 elections for Haaretz.

He has been a frequent guest on Israeli television and radio as an analyst of American policy, and has lectured at Tel Aviv University and other institutions on Israeli journalism and politics. In the United States, he has spoken at Boston University's school of journalism and at the American University in Washington.

What Today’s Election Means

By February 10, 2009

If Israel has voted for change today it is not for change of the political map – it’s for a change of the political system. Whatever one might think about the outcome of this election, it is clear to most … Read More

Avigdor Lieberman’s Rise (And What It Means for Disapora Jewry)

By January 28, 2009

The rise of the Israel Beiteinu (Israel is Our Home) Party in this Israeli election cycle has finally made it to the pages of the New York Times: In 1978, when he was 20, Mr. Lieberman immigrated to Israel from … Read More

What Change?

By January 22, 2009

Although it’s generally agreed that Obama’s inauguration speech was “not much”’ as Commentary’s editor John Podhoretz wrote, I still want to delve into one of the main theses of this speech:   To the people of poor nations, we pledge … Read More

The Two-Sided Argument Over Gaza

By December 27, 2008

Israelis have become so accustomed to the idiotic reaction by world leaders whenever Israel goes to war, that we now get a sense of satisfaction from the mere fact that such reaction is not totally one-sided. One Israeli paper has … Read More

Israeli Journalism Students Think Americans Jews Are Boring

By December 1, 2008

Teaching this semester in the battle-tested Sapir College, near the town of Sderot, I had an interesting experience last week. It is a course in journalism, and Monday morning I have to groups to deal with — one is a … Read More

Israel Is Not a Monopoly of Rabbis

By November 20, 2008

This was not a slip of the tongue. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, speaking at the GA (that is the boring annual gathering of the Jewish Federations no reader of Jewcy’s cares about), chose her words carefully, and got the cheers … Read More

Block That Obama Cliche

By November 13, 2008

Here’s the list of clichés to be avoided in the coming months (and, if possible, years):  Tzipi Livni is Israel’s Obama: I was foolish enough to be one of many writers comparing the two. But no, Livni is not really … Read More

How Israeli Officials View Obama And McCain

By October 21, 2008

[Note: This post is part of an ongoing dialogue between Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic and Shmuel Rosner of Slate on the need for U.S. national candidates to stop invoking the Jewish state every chance they get. Rosner’s first letter … Read More