J.J. Goldberg


Climate Change — A Hole Too Big To Ignore

By J.J. Goldberg

Climate Change — A Hole Too Big To Ignore
When it comes to climate change, we’ve all taken our eye off the ball, writes J.J. Goldberg. But the news from this summer should alarm us all over again.Read More


Déjà Jew: IDF's Top Guns Slug It Out for Top Spot

By J.J. Goldberg

Déjà Jew: IDF's Top Guns Slug It Out for Top Spot
Fresh from the long war with Hamas in Gaza, tensely facing down simmering unrest in the West Bank and chaos on the Syrian border, Israel’s defense establishment is now bracing for what’s shaping up to be the most bruising confrontation of all: the choosing of the next chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces.Read More


Could Lieberman Topple Bibi? We'll Know Soon

By J.J. Goldberg

Could Lieberman Topple Bibi? We'll Know Soon
Well, I said he’d do it and he’s doing it. Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, has reportedly (see here and here) offered the job of United Nations ambassador to the information and homefront defense minister, Gilad Erdan, when current ambassador Ron Proshor steps down in December. Erdan’s departure would bring the next candidate on the joint Likud-Beiteinu 2013 electoral slate, Leon Litinetski of Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu party, into the Knesset.Read More


Summer's Missing Question: What Is Zionism?

By J.J. Goldberg

Summer's Missing Question: What Is Zionism?
Lost amid all the talk about whether the Gaza war spelled the end of liberal Zionism is a more basic question: What is Zionism? J.J. Goldberg examines this deeper crisis.Read More


Kidnap Plotter Indicted: Still Looks Like 'Lone Cell'

By J.J. Goldberg

Kidnap Plotter Indicted: Still Looks Like 'Lone Cell'
An Israeli military court handed down an indictment Thursday morning against a member of Hamas’ Hebron branch, Hussam Qawasmeh, charging him with helping to plan the June 12 kidnapping of three Israeli yeshiva students near Kfar Etzion in the West Bank.Read More



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