Super-Thin Models, No-Fly Lists, and the Middle East Peace Process

Sorry about the slow output here, I'm tied-up at the moment working on a longer piece for The Atlantic, plus Peter Beinart and I have to plan our gay wedding (picking a rabbi has been difficult, but I have a feeling that President Obama might agree to perform a civil ceremony -- or semi-civil ceremony, at least) but here are a few of things worth reading:

1) Talya Minsberg's piece on the Atlantic.com about the new Israeli ban on underweight models. V. interesting;

2) Aaron David Miller on how to successfully negotiate a peace deal;

3) A story about an 18-month-old child on the TSA's no-fly-list (really);

4) This argument, from the International Crisis Group, about why a hiatus in the Middle East peace process is actually a good thing;

5) A report from Noah Shachtman and Spencer Ackerman about certifiably insane ideas floating around a Defense Department staff college;

6) David Makovsky's analysis of the new Israeli governing coalition, in which he argues that Iran is a key to understanding why Netanyahu brought onboard Shaul Mofaz;

7) And this piece, it which it is noticed that The Atlantic runs a lot of articles about men and their shortcomings.

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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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