New York Times columnist Roger Cohen explores his family history from Lithuania to Africa and Israel in a new memoir. At the center is his mother’s tragic battle with depression.
Chemical weapons are beyond the pale because they make killing innocents unconscionably easy, J.J. Goldberg writes. Punishing Syria may make this dictator (and the next) think twice.
As a strike on Syria grows nearer, Barack Obama is increasingly haunted by George W. Bush’s decision to attack Iraq based on botched (or was it fabricated?) evidence.
Israeli right-wingers like Naftali Bennett are openly trashing the two-state solution. Abraham Foxman says they are damaging the cause of the Jewish state with their hardline rhetoric.
True, it was an opportunity to shake hands with President Obama, to shmooze with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and to count more than 30 Jewish lawmakers who showed up for the first ever White House Jewish American Heritage Month reception.
It appears that my August 5-14 column about Roger Cohen has upset a few people, which is usually one of the perks of the job. But some of those who are upset with me are people I care about, and with them in mind I’d like to expand on my thoughts a bit, by way of explaining what I meant.
One day after Atlantic writer and blogger Jeffrey Goldberg announced that he would be “checking out for a while” — taking a blogging break to “buy some horseradish, among other things” — Roger Cohen, in a New York Times op-ed that referenced Goldberg’s recent interview with Benjamin Netanyahu, accused Goldberg (a Forward alum) of being the prime minister’s “faithful stenographer.”