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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.
The Rev. O.S. Hawkins is promising me eternal damnation, and we haven't even ordered lunch yet.It's not his choice: all he can do is lay out my options, and until I accept Jesus, there are no options. He wishes it were otherwise. "I know how this sounds to your people," he says, "but literally some of my best friends are Jewish."Read more More »
I am reading an open letter slipped under my door by our neighborhood commissioner, a woman named Beth Kravetz. In the letter she reports on the local fire station at Tenley Circle on Wisconsin Avenue. The station is home to a pumper and a hook-and-ladder truck that cover a good stretch of predominantly white, mostly affluent Northwest Washington, D.C.She writes that "true to the spirit of self-reliance," a group is forming in the virtual suburb surrounding… More »
IMPURE SCIENCEAIDS, Activism, and.the Politics of Knowledge.By Steven Epstein.466 pp. Berkeley:University of California Press. $29.95. At the battleship-sized headquarters of the Food and Drug Administration, Oct. 11, 1988, is still remembered as the day Act Up scaled the walls. More than 1,000 demonstrators, many in Washington to view a display of the AIDS quilt, marched on the building in suburban Rockville, Md., to protest the policies of what Act Up and other… More »
Mark W. Neumann, a freshman Republican Congressman from Janesville, Wis., is a sometimes-mutinous soldier in the army of Newt Gingrich who believes that extremism in the pursuit of deficit reduction is no vice. He also has a tendency to yell at his constituents, which is inadvisable, considering that he rather desperately needs their votes on Tuesday. This penchant of Neumann's is on display during a recent campaign stop at the Sons of Norway lodge in downtown… More »
The medical reports lying on a table in David Kessler's office include only the thinnest detail about the death of George Korizis, a 24-year-old Tufts University graduate and Greek citizen who died alone in his Boston apartment on April 18. But there is a curious aspect to Korizi's case that has interested Kessler, who is the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and who does not ordinarily pay attention to obscure deaths.Read more More »
Weeds push through the cracked tarmac at the old Entebbe airport, where, 20 years ago this July 4, a Ugandan soldier fired the shot that launched Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign to be prime minister of Israel.I try to guess the spot where his brother, Jonathan, fell during the Israeli raid on this airport; there are, of course, no markers. The airport is in ruins, closed to visitors and fenced off from the new airport and the new Uganda.Read more More »
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George Boley stood in a clearing deep in a Liberian rain forest and said that he was misunderstood. "I am not a warlord," he told me in late 1994. "I don't know why they use this term to describe me."Behind the self-styled chairman of the wildly misnamed Liberian Peace Council stood 80 soldiers. Most were teen-agers, some were as young as 9. All were armed, many were drunk. "These are professional fighting men," he said, without irony. Mr. Boley, who holds a Ph.D.… More »
In my hands is a document so mind-numbing in its irrelevance that only the apparatchiks of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council could have produced it. It makes me yearn for the days of Abraham Bayer, but more about that in a minute.The 51-page document contains the "Joint Program Plan Drafts for the 1996 Plenum," and is written in a language related to English. I have forced my way through this document in order to understand what NJCRAC does.… More »
NEW YORK -- Overlooked in the controversy surrounding allegations that the evangelist Pat Robertson traffics in anti-Jewish conspiracy theories is another accusation -- that the Rev. Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition, is an active supporter of groups that are targeting Jews for conversion to Christianity.These groups, Christian missionary organizations that operate under names including Jews for Jesus and the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, are… More »
NEW YORK -- Abraham Bayer, a tenacious fighter for Jewish freedom, died last week at the age of 62 after a long battle with cancer.Bayer figured prominently in all the great struggles of post-Holocaust world Jewry -- he was a pioneer in the movements to free the Jews of the Soviet Union and Ethiopia and made numerous clandestine trips to both countries. He was among the first to push the American Jewish community to embrace the survivors of the Holocaust, and his… More »
NEW YORK -- Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, the chauffeur-turned-Richelieu of the court of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, appears to be doing a masterful job of outmaneuvering his rivals as he asserts day-to-day control of his late master's empire -- and cracks down on Lubavitch's still-potent Messianic faction.Less than 72 hours after the death of the Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the streets of Crown Heights were buzzing with talk of the Rebbe's will, which was read… More »
Edits Statement on Kean College Diatribe by Nation of Islam Spokesman More »
NEW YORK -- Many men have conquered Jerusalem -- Saladin, Allenby, Dayan -- but Irving Moskowitz is the first to defend his campaign in the language of the American civil rights movement -- and the first to finance his conquest in part by operating a bingo parlor.A physician and real estate developer whose charitable foundation owns one of California's largest bingo operations, Dr. Moskowitz is emerging as the linchpin of the increasingly desperate effort by… More »
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