Jeffrey Goldberg

Atlantic Editor: Onus On Israel To Improve Relations With U.S.

11/02/2016 - 09:51
Editor and Publisher

Less than two weeks into his new post as editor of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg takes pride in being “the third most hated Jew in America,” he says, based on the number of social media attacks he has received from apparent supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Gary Rosenblatt

Obama To Netanyahu: As Black Son Of Single Mother, I Understand Israel’s Harsh Reality

03/10/2016 - 14:53

Washington — President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that as “the African-American son of a single mother” he understands Israel’s harsh Middle Eastern reality.

President Barack Obama, right, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House. JTA

Senator-Elect Booker Known For Close Jewish Ties

Newark mayor gives a heck of a devar Torah.
10/17/2013 - 20:00

Cory Booker, the Newark mayor who headed two Jewish student societies while in university, was elected to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.

Senator-elect Cory Booker. Getty Images

Israel To Ex-Pats: Come Home Before Your Kids Start Celebrating Xmas

Hat tip to Jeffrey Goldberg and The Jewish Channel for bringing to our attention a series of scare-tactic commercials the Israeli government's Ministry of Absorption is running to encourage Israeli Jews in the U.S. to return home — before it’s too late.

By too late, I mean before they start dating clueless Americans (Jewish or otherwise) who don’t “understand” Israeli holidays like Yom HaZikaron, the day of remembrance, and before they start having children who call them “Daddy” instead of “Abba” and talk about Christmas instead of Chanukah.

To my delight, Goldberg, who can always be relied upon for an astute analysis but has not previously, to the best of my knowledge, had much to say about intermarriage, noted in his discussion of the Israeli government’s $790,000 ad campaign, that while his views are “complicated,” intermarriage “can also be understood as an opportunity.”

Intermarried Does Not Equal Anti-Zionist

Now that consensus seems to be emerging that intermarriage does not equal assimilation/demographic disaster, is the latest conventional wisdom that it causes one to turn against Israel?

Two perspectives on the Pakistan problem

 Amid the journalistic outpouring on the killing of terrorist mastermind Osama bin-Laden, I was struck by this Daily Beast opinion piece by novelist Salman Rushdie, who focused on the issue of Pakistan.

He wrote:

Libya: does this make sense?

Was this predictable or what?

First the Arab league approves the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya, then, as soon as the bombs and cruise missiles start flying, it has second thoughts about all this outside meddling.

Jeff Goldberg on Glenn Beck's 'Jewish problem'

Atlantic blogger Jeff Goldberg stirs the pot today with his item on “Glenn Beck's Jewish Problem,” citing the Fox news commentator's “recent naming of nine people -- eight of them Jews -- as enemies of America and humanity”

Most of Beck's targets are “already the targets of straightforward attacks in the dark, anti-Semitic corners of the Web,” he writes, so it's hard to believe Beck didn't know his list was top heavy with members of the Tribe.

More on Jeff Goldberg and Israeli democracy

I'm hearing a lot of reaction to Jeff Goldberg's ultra-provocative Atlantic blog on “What if Israel ceases to be a democracy” - the inevitable result of Goldberg's stature as one of the most outspoken, well-informed bloggers on the pro-Israel scene and a true centrist

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