Letter of the Day

From someone apparently named Hal Gruen, who is outrageously outraged because I questioned the wisdom of the political decision to launch the raid on the Turkish flotilla:

Dear Mr " Goldberg".

Never  had ever read your 'opinions " until today.Forgive me if You don't like what I am observing.It's a judgement call with only little to go by.

 First I must ask, Are you from the same Goldberg family that had the Nazi party poster boy of the " perfect" Aryan soldier? Or was there an Uncle Rube somewhere in your lineage?

 I read your  latest Atlantic drivel. You apologetic whining leftist self hating idiot-Jew,what is the matter with you ?! The reforms are  better than you and sadly they aren't recognized, what in the HELL are you doing in Jerusalem? You'd better either be with the Israelis or the moslems, you can't have both. I'm really not even buying that you're a Jew.
The funny part about it is that they actually PAY you money? Ok, i'm envious. But wow, why bad-mouth yourself and your heritage? You got the  whole world to able to do that.

 The sad part was some Israelis were injured. You know why the Jews don't have a Temple yet and are always having to battle to exist ? People like you. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem.

 I liked Gordis, but since you mentioned him, i'll watch him close from now on. Makes me question him with the company he keeps.

But anyway, Opinions are like assholes.

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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.