It’s an eventful week here for those of us following the never ending saga known as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The spotlight is now, of course, on the United Nations General Assembly, where the Palestinians will make their case for statehood and the Americans and Israelis will tell us why this is a bad idea.
Our Washington correspondent, Nathan Guttman, is there and will be filing news reports at least twice a day, filling us in on what is transpiring. Log on regularly to the Forward home page for the latest.
Gal Beckerman was a staff writer and then the Forward’s opinion editor until 2014. He was previously an assistant editor at the Columbia Journalism Review where he wrote essays and media criticism. His book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review and Bookforum. His first book, “When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry,” won the 2010 National Jewish Book Award and the 2012 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, as well as being named a best book of the year by The New Yorker and The Washington Post. Follow Gal on Twitter at @galbeckerman