Who is This Angry Arab?

The person who runs "The Angry Arab News Service," a political science professor at the California State University at Stanislaus named As'ad AbuKhalil, is angry at me. I had not heard of this Angry Arab until I read in Clark Hoyt's public editor column that the Angry Arab was one of those people complaining about Ethan Bronner's fitness to serve as the Times' bureau chief in Jerusalem. (Unlike the public editor of the Times, the executive editor, Bill Keller, does not believe that the Angry Arab should have a say in foreign bureau assignments.) I went to the Angry Arab's website, and learned that he believes:

1) that I am the worst Middle East reporter in the history of the world;
2) that capitalism should be abolished;
3) that Israel should be destroyed;
4) that the state should be subjected to "anarchist critiques."

In other words, he's right about twenty-five percent of the time.

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Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. He was previouslly a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

Goldberg's book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. He received the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism and the 2005 Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism.

In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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