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  • Terror is not evenhanded

    By David Suissa

    October 21, 2015 | 10:51 am

    There are certain things I read that upset me but also put me right to sleep. One of them is any official statement that is mind-numbingly safe and politically correct. 

    I came across an example last week from the Hillel at UC Irvine, regarding the precarious situation in Israel....

  • Jewish name-calling: a note on Michael Oren, Leon Wieseltier and the art of insult

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 6, 2015 | 1:52 pm

    SHAKESPEARE said it so sweetly.

    “What’s in a name?” the Bard mused in “Romeo and Juliet,” his immortal romance about hostile households. “That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet.”

    In Jewish tradition, names are taken a tad more seriously. Families...

  • Jewish name-calling: a note on Michael Oren, Leon Wieseltier and the art of insult

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 6, 2015 | 1:04 pm

    SHAKESPEARE said it so sweetly.

    “What’s in a name?” the Bard mused in “Romeo and Juliet,” his immortal romance about hostile households. “That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet.”

    In Jewish tradition, names are taken a tad more seriously. Families...

  • Obama is hurt? So is Israel

    By David Suissa

    June 4, 2015 | 4:29 pm

    There’s been a lot of talk lately about how President Barack Obama feels hurt and misunderstood by Israel and by many Jews in the pro-Israel community. The storyline is that those Jews simply don’t appreciate how “Jewish” the president really is and how much he cares for the Jews...

  • L.A. Times lets UCLA professor incriminate self again

    June 3, 2015 | 2:01 pm

    The Los Angeles Times has done it again, handing UCLA professor Saree Makdisi space on its commentary pages for another virtually fact-free, anti-Israel column. The third this year (and at least 10th in the Times since 2004), Makdisi’s “Wrongfully treating academic debates as...

  • Obama and Israel: rationality, self-interest and hatred

    By Michael Berenbaum

    June 1, 2015 | 11:44 am

    This past week President Barack Obama went on a Jewish offensive trying to gain support for the forthcoming agreement with Iran by giving an interview to Jeffrey Goldberg, the wise and deeply committed Jewish writer for The Atlantic, and by speaking at Adas Israel Congregation, the...

  • Daily Kickoff: Spotlight on Sen. Cardin | Abramovich buys in Tel Aviv | Ghermezian’s Dream Approved

    By Jewish Insider

    April 15, 2015 | 6:29 am

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    TOP TALKER: "After Last-Minute Changes, Iran Bill Sweeps Key Vote With White House Support" by Jessica Schulberg: "After several months of wrangling between the White House and Senate...
  • Daily Kickoff: Details on Jewish leaders’ W.H. visit | Rubio’s NYC Fundraiser

    By Jewish Insider

    April 14, 2015 | 6:57 am

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    SCENE YESTERDAY -- Jewish leaders and campaign supporters met with President Obama at the White House: President Obama met with two separate groups of Jewish leaders at the Roosevelt Room in...

  • Obama is selling us a lemon

    By David Suissa

    April 10, 2015 | 1:11 pm

    It’s easy to be lulled or seduced by President Barack Obama’s confident demeanor. He always appears so reasonable. 

    Obama will need all of his persuasive powers to sell us on his “framework” agreement with Iran because the agreement is a lemon — a dangerous lemon.

    At its best,...

  • Arab envoys decline Dermer’s push to attend Netanyahu’s Congress speech

    February 25, 2015 | 10:43 am

    Israel’s ambassador to the United States could not convince his counterparts from at least two Arab countries to attend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.

    Ron Dermer sent emails to the ambassadors of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates encouraging them to be...

  • In U.S. relations with Israel, context is key

    December 17, 2014 | 5:08 pm

    The strain in United States-Israel ties is a live issue in the Israel election campaign — and rightfully so. But if you glance at U.S. and Israeli media during the last couple of months, you’d think the relations have never been worse. Jeffrey Goldberg’s article in The Atlantic,...

  • Political, diplomatic uncertainty underlie snipe

    November 6, 2014 | 10:19 am

    What lies beneath “chickenshit”?

    The coarseness of the epithet for cowardice used by an anonymous Obama administration official to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seized the attention of Jerusalem and Washington. The snipe, reported by The Atlantic’s Jeffrey...

  • Do Israelis think Netanyahu is ‘chickenshit’? Maybe, but they like him that way

    October 31, 2014 | 12:56 pm

    An anonymous White House staffer apparently isn’t the only one who thinks Benjamin Netanyahu is shy about taking chances.

    A piece this week in  The Atlantic magazine by journalist Jeffrey Goldberg ignited a firestorm with its revelation that an Obama administration official had...

  • Jewish Journal’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    August 20, 2014 | 1:19 pm

    The Jewish Journal does the Ice Bucket Challenge and we would like to challenge Jeffrey Goldberg, Tom Friedman, David Brooks and Howard Stern to do it next!

    To donate, please visit www.alsa.org.

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 23, 2014 | 1:54 pm

    American journalist Jeffrey Goldberg is not optimistic that Iran will abandon its nuclear program. 

    During an April 1 community event with Rabbi David Wolpe titled “Are the United States and Israel on a Collision Course Over Iran?” the national correspondent at The Atlantic and...

  • Calendar: March 29-April 4

    By Laura Donney

    March 26, 2014 | 10:07 am

    SAT | MAR 29


    How many album-release shows can you say you’ve attended? If the number is anywhere close to mine, it’s time to get yourself to one. The soft, thoughtful, catchy tunes of Ari Herstand will do the trick. A regular performer with Craig Taubman at Friday...

  • Foxman: Obama’s Bloomberg View interview was an ‘ambush’ for Netanyahu

    March 10, 2014 | 12:54 pm

    President Obama, in his interview with Bloomberg View’s Jeffrey Goldberg, was unusually blunt and personal in demanding that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu show leadership on achieving a two-state solution. Many saw the interview, published the day before Obama and...

  • The silent killing of Christians

    By David Suissa

    July 31, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    The Middle East may be a raging wildfire, but the eyes of the world are on the revival of the Israeli-Palestinian peace dance — that all-too-familiar game where the Jewish state makes concessions (such as releasing terrorists) for the privilege of talking to an enemy who demonizes...

  • Obama: ‘Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are’

    January 15, 2013 | 9:27 am

    President Obama has said privately that "Israel doesn’t know what its own best interests are,” columnist Jeffrey Goldberg wrote.

    In a column posted on the Bloomberg website late Monday, Goldberg wrote that when Obama was told that the Israeli government had approved plans to...

  • Letter to the Editor: Rabbi Sharon Brous vs. Rabbi Daniel Gordis: Betrayal or compassion?

    December 3, 2012 | 4:21 pm

    To the editor,

    Equating Rabbi Brous with Rabbi Gordis is almost laughable - if it weren't so sad.

    Brous is soft on Israel. Read her LAJJ article after the pro-Israel (Flotilla) rally organized by the Israeli Consulate a few years ago, where she equated the rally with a Lakers...

  • Media misled in anti-Islam filmmaker story

    By Tom Tugend

    September 12, 2012 | 3:28 pm

    A film insulting the prophet Muhammad sparked instant riots in Libya and Egypt on Tuesday, but the alleged facts underpinning the story seem to be collapsing just as quickly.

    Enraged by available clips from the film, which describe Islam as “a cancer” and Muhammad as a homosexual...

  • [UPDATE] Gibson’s Maccabee film on hold; screenwriter calls Mel “Jew-hater,” Gibson responds

    April 11, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    It looks like Mel Gibson will not be making his controversial Maccabee revolt movie any time soon.  According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. didn’t care for the script screenwriter Joe Eszterhas delivered in February and has put the project on hold: “Warner’s has since passed on it,...

  • Safran Foer’s New American Haggadah out of stock across web [UPDATED]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 20, 2012 | 10:37 pm

    Update: An editor at Little, Brown, the publisher of The New American Haggadah, emailed me today to say that, although the first print run “quickly” sold out, the haggadah should (thanks to “two large reprints”) be back on virtual and actual shelves in time for Passover. So fret not....

  • Ashton on Toulouse; Obama on Iran; Goldberg on Beinart

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 20, 2012 | 9:15 am


    EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is far from being my favorite diplomat. But I’ll give her a pass and won’t join the barrage of attacks from Israeli leaders. Here’s what she said: “When we think about what happened today in Toulouse, we remember what happened in Norway...

  • Christopher Hitchens, the man who was interested in everything

    By Ryan Torok

    December 16, 2011 | 10:54 am

    I woke up this morning to a text message from my father: “Christopher Hitchens died.”

    The writer and public intellectual died on Dec. 15 at the age of 62 from esophageal cancer. Hitchens was 38-years-old when he found out that he was Jewish. 

    “He had an output to equal what...

  • Netanyahu pulls ad campaign for Israeli expats that angered U.S. Jews

    December 2, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is canceling an ad campaign aimed at luring Israeli expatriates home that some American Jews have found offensive.

    The ads, produced by Israel’s Ministry of Immigrant Absorption, attempt to convey the message that the children and families...

  • Did Anthony Weiner’s Jewish Penis Crave Sex with a Jewish Woman?

    By Ilana Angel

    June 9, 2011 | 1:21 am

    I read an article yesterday in The Atlantic  by Jeffrey Goldberg.  It was short and sweet, as I assume Anthony Weiner’s penis is.  It got me thinking about the stereotypes of sex with Jewish women, and I felt the need to share my two cents since I am a Jewish woman, so let’s talk...

  • Jeffrey Goldberg backflips on Jewish journalism with move to Tablet

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 6, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Last week, Atlantic national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg announced his plan to move his eponymous blog, “Goldblog” to the online Jewish magazine, Tablet. This came as a surprise, since during an interview for a profile I wrote of him last fall, he expressed considerable discomfort...

  • Goldblog is a pro-J Street blog

    March 30, 2011 | 10:38 am

    Ordinarily, I would not be so vociferous in the defense of J Street, but the hearing last week in the Knesset held to determine whether or not J Street is a pro-Israel organization (“No” was the answer from the revanchists who organized the inquiry) made me almost physically...

  • Journalist Jeffrey Goldberg changing the world one story at a time

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 27, 2010 | 9:51 am

    “It was Shabbat yesterday,” Jeffrey Goldberg said as explanation for why he had delayed an interview with a Jewish newspaper. But his next line pretty much foiled the excuse: “I had a lot of soccer games to go to.”

    Jeffrey Goldberg: jokester.

    The truth is that Goldberg, a...

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