The ongoing fracas over David Samuels’ lengthy New York Times Magazine profile of Obama-whisperer Ben Rhodes has churned up a bit of media gossip about a half-forgotten Jewish journalism mystery from five years ago.
Two key turning points took place last week in the slippery slope to Israel’s growing international isolation, J.J. Goldberg writes. And then there was a third that is — um — a load of crap.
With all the media attention directed at the expression “chickenshit” used by anonymous senior administration officials to describe Benjamin Netanyahu, some of the other insults contained in the Jeffrey Goldberg’s report went almost unnoticed.
Is anti-Semitism ever a response to things that Jews do? Raphael Magarik says yes — and insists that saying so does not amount to playing into anti-Semites’ hands.
Grumpy Jeffrey Goldberg thinks lists of Jews are a bad idea, just because a few white supremacists enjoy using them. Plus, they don’t always include him and/or Natalie Portman.
Jeffrey Goldberg thinks lists of Jews are bad. Jane Eisner explains why the Forward 50 is a great service — and defends our kosher franks ranking too.
Chuck Hagel visit to Israel has yielded some interesting fallout. Not least is the apparent puncturing of his distorted image as a sworn enemy of Israel.
Benjamin Netanyahu bristled at Barack Obama’s assertion that Israel was only hurting itself by pushing for more settlements. But it’s nothing more than the truth, Leonard Fein writes.
Jeffrey Goldberg recently took on the chasm between Walmart’s apparent values and its business practices. Elissa Strauss suggests he do the same at The Atlantic.