'Atlantic's Goldberg Avoids Testifying For the PLO'

By Jeffrey Goldberg

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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http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/03/atlantics-goldberg-avoids-testifying-for-the-plo/37531/