Jeffrey Goldberg

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.

  • The Unique Threat Against Jewish Institutions

    From Rabbi David Saperstein:

    "This represents something else that is perhaps distinct to Jews in America compared to other groups. Other religious targets may be subject to vandalism or even discriminatory acts but there are few other religious institutions that day in and day out must be concerned about acts of terrorism in the form of bombs, gun attacks, etc. On many levels Jews have been and remain the quintessential victims of religious intolerance and hatred in western civilization."

  • Leading Far-Right Holocaust Denier Says: It Ain't Us

    I just called Mark Weber, the director of the Institute for Historical Review, the leading Holocaust denial organization in America, to ask him if he knew James Von Brunn, and to find out what he thought of the shooting at the Holocaust Museum. Weber said that the shooting is a "terrible and stupid and criminal thing, and any reasonable person would condemn it." He said he knew of Von Brunn because "people have sent me things from him, but that's all I know about it."

    I asked him if his far-right organization, which sponsors conferences and magazines that deny key aspects of the Holocaust, has created an atmosphere in which white supremacists feel compelled to attack Jewish targets. He got angry and said "every movement and organization has insane people in it. What was this guy's point? I can't even figure that out."

    I suggested that one point might be to drive away tourists who hope to learn about the Holocaust but who don't want to endanger their families while doing so. Weber said he was opposed to the creation and maintenance of the Holocaust Museum, because "obviously this museum doesn't exist as an expression of altruistic concern for humanity but as an expression of the enormous power of the Jewish community." But he said he would never countenance violence against it. He did say, however, that it does not depict history accurately; for instance, he said, gas chambers never existed.

    You get the idea.

  • A Fascinating E-Mail About Holocaust Denial

    The Anti-Defamation League found this in its archives:

    ----- Original Message -----
    Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 4:08 AM
    Subject: From a Friend in Germany

     Time to FLUSH all "Holocaust" Memorials.
    jvb
    ................................................................................

    TWO CONVERSATIONS:

    Paul:

    This morning I visited Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp near  Berlin.  Its about my 12th visit.  Why do I keep returning there?   Because I learn something new every time.   The first thing I noticed this visit was that the whole camp is a building site, with workmen swarming all over the camp area.  The country's economy is going South at full speed but they still seem to have millions to invest in renovating the concentration camps. 

    The next obvious thing I noticed was, the new design plays down the very significant role of the suffering endured after the war  by the thousands of Germans who were imprisoned and murdered by the Soviet occupiers, (who are now known as 'Liberators' because they liberated millions of Germans from most of which they owned or loved ).  The German victims are mentioned on signs and documents but in such a way that the uninitiated are led to believe that these people too were victims of Nazi terror and not Soviet victims after the war had ended.

    Because of the 'renovation work' being done much of the camp was cordoned off today,  but other parts I had previously not been able to get close to,  were open. The last time I was in the camp I asked the Museum curator where exactly the camp brothel was situated, at first she pretended that there never was such a building in the camp,  but I pressured her into admitting it was 'approx' around the Hospital barracks 'somewhere'.   

    Today I could get up close to the Hospital barracks, so I started looking into all the windows hoping to discover something new...one hinderance is,  many of the windows are actually glazed with milchglas, (milk glass)

      However a museum staff member noticed my staring through all the windows, and asked me what I was looking for ?    I told her I was looking for the Brothel,  she looked at me in surprise and said 'I don't know where the Brothel was, but it might have been in the Underground rooms below us'   THIS was news for me, the  Area below the two Hospital Barracks had underground rooms?

    If you look at this area on the photo below there is no clue that anything like underground rooms exist between the two rows of hospital barracks.

    There are no air vents or similar to give clues, and nothing about underground facilities is mentioned in the camp tour broschures.   

    I started to quiz this lady as to what else was in these underground rooms, she shrugged her shoulders and said  ' Mitunter, eine Kegelbahn' (Amongst other things they had a bowling alley) I questioned her whether I had heard her correctly, she said  "Ja, aber ich muss weiter"  "Yes but I have to go now" ,  and she went  inside the barracks.    Hey!  A BOWLING ALLEY ??.... I had learnt something new.

    Is there anyone receiving this letter that can verify what this woman told me?

    Conversation Two:

    While I was walking on from this last conversation I was approached by a middle aged couple who spoke no German,  and English only with a strong accent I didn't recognise.   

     He approached me and started asking me questions about where were the 'gas chambers' ?     I told him there were no gas chambers in Sachsenhausen, he became agitated and he actually frothed at the mouth, his voice went up an octave, saying I should not lie , his Grandparents had been in Auschwitz and they had told him that gassings occurred in all camps  (I then realised I had just met Mr and Mrs Victimnumber from Israel)

    Mr and Mrs Victimnumber told me they had just come from Dachau and he had seen the 'gas-chambers there, where the sign says in 5 languages ........QUOTE: 'never used as a Gas chamber'

    But, he told me seriously 'THEY ALL LIE' he had been in the Dachau gas chambers and SEEN the shower nozzles in the roof (shower heads are there, the whole place was dandied up by US forces after the war). 

       There is a law in Germany forbidding people telling the facts,  so I chose to shut-up and ask him to tell me what HE thought it was all about.  According to him, this is how the Nazis did it,  .....

    'The Nazis had a gas....it was a solid gas'  Solid Gas???? I asked.     'Yes it was like a soapy substance and dey trowd it true roof holes down true the shower heads and the peoples are dying witin a few seconds.

    OH I said, is that right ?     Yes!  he asked me angrily,   " VY do you tink dey had shower heads in these rooms ?"        "Ah! To take showers with", I answered.

    VY VOOD ZEY VANT to shower ?  he foamed at me....

    I looked at him and said   "Don't they have showers in Israel?"

    End of conversation two. 

    I almost expected to get back to the Camp Entrance and find the 'thought-police' waiting for me.  Nope it was OK.

    What I did notice however was the large library of Holocaust-anti-German-hatenazi- Literature on sale in the Entrance Hall. One could get the feeling that every survivor has written at least three books.

     

    The propaganda is enormous, on the photo only one half of the books being offered can be seen.  

    Revisionists

    are NOT keeping up with this flood.
  • "Time to Flush All Holocaust Memorials"

    This just received from the Anti-Defamation League, on the shooting suspect:

    The suspect, identified as James Wennecke Brunn, is a long time white supremacist and anti-Semite who often uses the name James von Brunn.  Born in 1920, Brunn is a veteran of World War II and retired Naval Reserve officer.  Brunn worked in advertising and other professions until he retired.  He now  lives in Maryland and describes himself as an "artist" and "writer;" however, his magnum opus is a self-published anti-Semitic book, Tob Shebbe Goyim Harog ("Kill the Best Gentiles").   He has written many anti-Semitic essays as well.  In recent years, he also created an anti-Semitic Web site, which he called "The Holy Western Empire." The museum shooting is not the first time Brunn has exhibited a willingness to use violence with regard to targets he considered connected to Jews.

    In 1981, Brunn, then living in New Hampshire, was arrested at the headquarters of the Federal Reserve Board after he tried to use a sawed-off shotgun to take board members hostage.  Like many anti-Semites, Brunn believed that Jews control the nation's banking system.  He was convicted of attempted armed kidnapping, second-degree burglary, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a pistol without a license and two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon.  He was sentenced to four to eleven years in prison in 1983 and served over six. In 2004 Von Brunn posted on Fredrick Toben's Holocaust denial "Adelaide Institute" email group, "Time to FLUSH all "Holocaust" Memorials."


  • On the Pervasiveness of Holocaust Denial

    A well-timed column today from Michael Gerson:

    In Obama's rhetorical universe of mist and fog, divided between gray and deeper gray, he drew one vivid line. Holocaust denial, he said, is "baseless," "ignorant" and "hateful." He talked about the "evil" of genocide, repudiated "lies about our history" and challenged Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Buchenwald.

    Obama's intensity and clarity on this issue were unexpected -- and needed. Holocaust denial has long been a staple of Middle Eastern anti-Semitism. But it has grown more pervasive since the 1990s -- not merely due to the manias of Ahmadinejad but in service to a broader strategy.
  • Von Brunn's Federal Reserve Obsession

    From his crazed website:

    Over the years Revisionists have asked me to write about my effort in 1981 to place the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (FED), under legal, non-violent citizens-arrest. The subject resides in my memory like old road-kill. What could have been a slam-bang victory turned into ignoble failure. Recalling all of this presents an onerous task. I am getting near the end of the diving board.

    ( I've already covered the FED in my Ms. "Kill the Best Gentiles !" which no one would publish. ) However, because there may be lessons in my story for young Americans, I have decided to give it a whirl.

    The Constitution states that Congress alone shall issue and control America's currency; Congress may not delegate those functions. Nevertheless a corrupt and ignorant U.S. Congress enacted the unconstitutional Federal Reserve Act (1913). Few Congressmen since have dared suggest it is unconstitutional -- fearing for their livelihood and their lives. The word "Federal" is a sham. It has no more relevance than "Federal" Tire Co. The FED is a private corporation whose stock is owned by International Bankers. It is not an agency of the United States Government. It is one of many parasitical Rothschild Central Banks infesting the world stage. Its power ascends over every U.S. citizen from cradle to grave. Every dollar in your wallet is a note issued by the FED. The U.S. Government redeems that note (principal and interest) with your taxes. Through its enormous resources and power the FED controls the machinery of the U.S. Government.

    The Rothschild empire was created by infiltrating every level of ALL Western governments. Through manipulation, bribery, slander, assassination, and control of the mass media, JEWS contrived to pit nation against nation, race against race, financing all sides in the resultant wars; then at exorbitant interest rates financing reconstruction of the devastated countries. Rothschild's modus operandi has kept Western Civilization in a continuous state of war and eternally in debt.
  • "Hitler's Worst Mistake"

    More thoughts from the man MSNBC is reporting may be the Holocaust Museum shooter:

    HITLER'S WORST MISTAKE:
    HE DIDN'T GAS THE JEWS.
    JAMES VON BRUNN
    WWW.HOLYWESTERNEMPIRE.ORG

    Remember, the Federal Reserve Act (1913) gave JEWS control of America's MONEY. Followed by control of America's main sources of information .

    Early on, during the war-torn 20th Century, the only broadcast networks : ABC, CBS, and NBC -- were JEW owned. Today, JEWS control ALL important sources of information (The major networks, Newspapers, Magazines, Book-publishing, Tin-Pan Alley, Music & Recording Industry, Hollywood, Encyclopedia Britannica, Public schools and Universities, the Catholic Church, etc.).

    Bit by bit Liberalism ascended. Bit by bit the Constitution was re-interpreted. Bit by bit government institutions and Congressmen fell into JEW hands -- then U.S. diplomacy, businesses, resources and manpower came under JEW control.

    Whitemen sat on their collective asses and did NOTHING - NOTHING BUT TALK. Never before in World history has a Nation so completely been conquered with absolutely NO physical resistance.

    Whites LOVE their Enemies.

    Today, on the World stage, Whitemen are LAUGHED AT, their women bred by stronger men.

    And America ?

    America is a Third-World racial garbage-dump -- stupid, ignorant, dead-broke, and terminal.

    Prepare to die, Whitey.

    jvb-88
  • "Blessed Be the Pro-White Activists"

    Stormfront, the racist website, has this posted about James W. von Brunn, the man MSNBC is reporting is the shooter at the Holocaust Museum:

    James W. von Brunn holds a BachSci Journalism degree from a mid-Western university where he was president of SAE and played varsity football.
    During WWII he served as PT-Boat captain, Lt. USNR, receiving a Commendation and four battle stars. For twenty years he was an advertising executive and film-producer in New York City. He is a member of Mensa, the high-IQ society.
    In 1981 von Brunn attempted to place the treasonous Federal Reserve Board of Governors under legal, non-violent, citizens arrest. He was tried in a Washington, D.C. Superior Court; convicted by a Negro jury, Jew/Negro attorneys, and sentenced to prison for eleven years by a Jew judge. A Jew/Negro/White Court of Appeals denied his appeal. He served 6.5 years in federal prison. He is now an artist and author and lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore."

    When I first read his biography, I realized James Von Brunn had taken direct action to deal with the banking cartel that controls and destroys so much of our lives and somehow I had never heard of his heroic deed. How could that be? How could such an amazing deed go unremarked by the journals and books that deal with monetary systems and how we are controlled by them?

    After speaking with James, I must conclude many who were in a position to shine light on the situation were afraid to do so.

    James Von Brunn endured having his house burned down in retaliation for publishing books that the jews viewed as hostile to their financial interests. James endured jail and personal sorrows as a consequence of his refusal to submit to tyranny.

    My nomination for White Racialist Treasure: James Von Brunn.

    Please feel free to add your nominations for White Racialist Treasures to this thread. Thank you.

    Blessed Be the Pro-White Activists,
    Elena
  • Rev. Wright on "Them Jews"

    I suppose what them Jews should do is ignore Rev. Wright. But I can't help myself:

    Asked if he had spoken to the President, Wright said:
    "Them Jews aren't going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter, that he'll talk to me in five years when he's a lame duck, or in eight years when he's out of office. ...



  • The Oeuvre of Max Blumenthal

    A couple of dozen Goldblog readers have asked me to condemn Max Blumenthal for his video of young drunk Jews saying terrible things about Barack Obama. I can't quite bring myself to issue such a condemnation. Yes, I've studied young Blumenthal's videos, and yes, he wields his camera as a weapon against Jews he doesn't like, but here's the thing: He didn't force these young adults (not "kids," as a couple of letter-writers would have it) in Jerusalem to say the things they said. They did that all by themselves. Several e-mailers complained that the subjects of Blumenthal's film were drunk, and therefore not accountable for the ugliness that came out of their mouths.

    Sorry, no dice. No one I know believes that Mel Gibson is anti-Semitic only when drunk. The fools in Jerusalem had these thoughts in their heads; alcohol cannot plant ideas that aren't there. And yes, they are not represenative of anything much, and yes, Blumenthal would be a journalist, rather than a propagandist, if he had noted that American Jews voted for Barack Obama in overwhelming numbers. I understand all the arguments, and I of course understand the argument, as I'm sure Blumenthal does too, that anti-Semitism in the Arab world is expressed by religious leaders while sober.

    It is true: Max Blumenthal gets famous by highlighting the behavior of idiotic Jews. It's not a profession I would choose, but it's hard to blame him for the racism of other people.

  • The Taliban's War on Hotels

    Terrible news out of Peshawar -- the Pearl Continental has been attacked by the Taliban. As of this writing, eleven people are dead, including two foreigners. The Pearl in Peshawar was really a lovely hotel, with an excellent Chinese buffet and quiet spaces in a tumultuous city. It was civilized, which is why the Taliban hates it.
     

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