'Atlantic's Goldberg Avoids Testifying For the PLO'

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It's not a headline one would necessarily expect. You can read Politico's coverage of my drive-by involvement in a lawsuit against the PLO here.

Magistrate Judge John Facciola granted Goldberg's motion to quash the subpoena the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization served demanding that Goldberg testify about his interactions with a Jewish settler suing over an apparent terrorist attack in the West Bank in 2002. Goldberg interviewed the settler, Moshe Saperstein, for a New Yorker article published in 2004 and a subsequent book.

Goldberg said he was surprised when he received the subpoena recently as he was outside his home with his children. "I said, 'Kids, I think the PLO wants me to testify on its behalf,'" Goldberg told POLITICO Monday. "That's not what I would usually expect." Nor would some of his friends, he added.
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Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. He is the author of Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror. More

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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