In Which We Solve the Great Middle Eastern Dilemmas of the Day

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My apologies for the spotty blogging these past few days. I'm working on a rather involved article, one that requires from me such archaic journalistic practices as interviewing humans and traveling places in order to interview other humans, and the process is eating up my time. Plus, I have to deal with the overflow bag of e-mail to my advice column. Plus we just sold our house and have to move all of our shit to another house. Plus the brakes on the Honda Odyssey went out. Also, General Petraeus has tasked me with salvaging the American war effort in Afghanistan. And I've got to go plug that leak in the Gulf of Mexico before it's too late.
Oh, wait, it's too late.

In the meantime, though, I solved the Middle East crisis, over the objections of Jeremy Ben-Ami, the head of J Street. Here's the video of our encounter last week in New York:

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Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. Author of the book Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror, Goldberg also writes the magazine's advice column. More

Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. Previously, he served as 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.

His 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. Goldberg rthe recipient of the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism. 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. He is also the recipient of 2005's Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize.

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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