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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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We're deep in the pit of the flu season--at least in my head we are--so I've been thinking about obituaries. It's a Jewish thing, I suppose, to worry about death on a crisp November morning as the birds make their joyful noise outside my window. Shut up, birds.Despite the traffic jam in my nose, I don't fear that death is imminent--I haven't felt that way since a cement-faced Palestinian security prisoner told me in broken Hebrew that he would really enjoy, if it… More »
Are the holidays over yet? I'm ner vous about asking--any minute, I fear, one of my more educated friends is going to tell me that Simhat Shwarma, the annual celebration of meat and meat by-products, begins at sundown tonight, or that I'm missing a service commemorating Hag HaNudnikim, in which we gather to remember all the people we've dropped as friends over the years.Read more More »
After much anticipation, the world will be happy to know that I have finally completed translating the three previously untranslated sections of the Dead Sea Scrolls assigned to me by the Israeli Antiquities Authority: "The Book of the Herring," "Judaism: For Lovers Only," and "Jesus of Nazareth: What's With This Guy, Anyway?" I have also finished translating several fragments of letters found in the Kumran caves that were sent to the Essenes and the Sadducees by… More »
It's 10:30 a.m. on Ocean Drive, the uber-trendy heart of the hip-hop new Miami Beach, and only the ghosts are out under the scalding morning sun. Things shut down for the night just a few hours ago, at a time when most people are getting up for the day. The glittery fashion designers, actors, models and more models who jam the South Beach district by night are sleeping off their liquor in the pastel-colored hotels that, newly renovated, glisten in the Florida… More »
As I write this, Rosh Hashana and the accompanying Days of Awe are fast approaching, so my thoughts naturally turn to cows.The first cow I ever knew in a serious way was a little milker named Shulamit. I was a teenager when I met her at my Socialist-Zionist, Vegetarian-Anarcho-Syndicalist Nuclear Free Zone summer camp, just down the road from Grossinger's in the Catskills. Shulamit was our experimental cow--we were all prepping, we believed at the time, for life as… More »
A true story: Marshall Honaker was the sheriff of Bristol, Virginia, a mountain town near the Tennessee border, until the day earlier this year, January 22 to be exact, when he walked into his office and shot himself dead. Apparently, a grand jury was investigating charges that Honaker, formerly the head of the National Sheriffs Association, embezzled more than $350,000 from the local government till Robert O'Harrow Jr., a staff writer of The Washington Post,… More »
What a thrill it was to see Yael Arad win a silver medal! I still think she should do something with her hair, but nevertheless, it was a proud moment and all 12 tribes should cherish it. But we also have a responsibility to ensure that our victories in Barcelona were not mere flukes. This is why I have begun to train in judo myself, and I believe with some degree of certainty that I will bring home the gold medal for Israel come 1996. I hope to win it in actual… More »
Dear Mr. Love Doctor,My husband and I have a wonderful marriage, great kids and a nice house. You would think he would be happy, yes? Unfortunately, he must be going through some sort of mid-life crisis, because he came home from work the other day and said that he wanted to practise origami. I mean, really, who does he think he is, a Mormon? An Arab prince? I'm sorry, but I'm not going to share him with three or four other wives. One wife, one husband, that's what… More »
July 13, 1992To: Y. Rabin.From: J. Goldberg.Re: Prime ministership.As an experienced politician myself, I think I'm in a position to help you out during your first, difficult days in power. I've decided to compile a list of tips and pointers to ensure that your new administration is successful, or at least more successful than your previous administration, which, as everyone knows, was as flat as a pancake in a pressure chamber. Whatever that means.Read more More »
Men are bad. Women are good. Men, bad. Women, good. This is, more or less, my philosophy. There are some permutations to the rule, as well as some exceptions. For instance, I am a man, but I am not bad, because I am engaged. But that's another story. Let's talk instead about Israel.Read more More »
By the time this column is published, the elections will be over and President Herzog will have asked Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot to form a government. Perot, as you know by now, withdrew from the American presidential race earlier this week and immediately declared himself a candidate for prime minister, instantly wowing the tired Israeli populace with his campaign slogan, "After 44 Years Of Short Jews, Isn't It Time For A Short Goy?"Read more More »
Last September, I declared myself a candidate for the office of prime minister. Since the day that announcement first appeared in this newspaper, I have been deluged with telephone calls and telegrams from citizens eager to rally behind me and my slogan, "Goldberg--He'll Stand Firm, Unless He's Not Feeling Well."Read more More »
The following is a transcript of a debate that did not take place in the Aloha Lounge of the King David Hotel on June 10, 1992, between Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Labor Party leader and Knesset member Yitzhak Rabin. The debate was not moderated by former IBA News anchor-stewardess Kimberly Boore.BOORE: Welcome, everybody, to the first in a series of debates between Yitzchalk Shamir and Yitzchalk Rabin, who are both running for the position of president of… More »
The good thing about serving in an army unit made up primarily of immigrants is that you are exposed to an extraordinarily diverse collection of cultures and languages. The bad thing about serving in an army unit made up primarily of immigrants is that you are exposed to an extraordinarily diverse collection of body odors.Read more More »
"The State Department last week admitted it had knowledge of instances of transfers of US-built equipment from Saudi Arabia to Iraq, Syria and Bangladesh over the past decade ..."Responding to allegations published in The Los Angeles Times, department spokesman Richard Boucher said that in 1986, the US received 'reports' from an unnamed source that the Saudis had given American weapons to the Iraqis ...Read more More »
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