Brave Heart: Jeffrey Goldberg

Most of us try to avoid people who'd like to wipe us out. Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg goes right up to them and introduces himself. In his new book, Prisoners: A Muslim & a Jew Across the Middle East Divide, he writes about an unusual friendship that he struck up when he was a guard in the Israeli Army with a devout prisoner named Rafiq. Goldberg talked with Boris Kachka.

You started writing this before the Oslo process broke down in 2000. You must have been planning quite a different book.
I actually thought that I was racing against time--that when the book came out everybody would say, "Sure it's possible to make peace; we already have it." The second intifada was profoundly depressing for me, and I did lay it aside for a while.
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