The Atlantic’s New Editor Was An IDF Prison Guard And Champion Of The Iraq War

The new editor of one of the most storied magazines in the US is so far on the fringe that even other staunch Zionists criticize his overzealousness.
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    Jeffrey Goldberg

    “In five years, however, I believe that the coming invasion of Iraq will be remembered as an act of profound morality.”

    These are the not-so-prescient words of Jeffrey Goldberg, named this week the new chief editor of the 159-year-old Atlantic Magazine, one of the most famous journalistic institutions in U.S. history.



    The openly-Zionist Goldberg moved to Israel nearly 25 years ago and served in the Israeli Defense Forces. Since then, he has been the opening speaker for numerous Zionist functions, including the American Jewish Committee conference and Zionism 3.0.

    Most garishly, he worked as a prison guard at Ktzi’ot, Israel’s largest detention camp for Palestinian political prisoners, where he boasted of helping beat Palestinian political prisoners. Ktzi’ot is one of Israel’s largest detention camps and has long been criticized for its inhumane conditions, which include frequent beatings, lack of drinking water and forced labor.

    In his 2006 book Prisoners, Goldberg describes a scene at the detention camp, in which his friend repeatedly hits a Palestinian prisoner in the head with a with a sharp-edged object, beating him to a bloody pulp, a beating that Goldberg described “was prompted by something (the prisoner) said.” Goldberg covered up the crime by saying, “I found another military policeman, and handed off the wobbling prisoner, who was by now bleeding on me. ‘He fell,’ I lied.”

    Goldberg himself took part in beatings, justifying them by saying, “Unlike (Goldberg’s camp guard friend), I never hit a Palestinian who wasn’t already hitting me.”

    Additionally, his credibility as a journalist is most unsavory. At the New Yorker magazine, Goldberg authored dozens of articles that were later discovered to be false but provided the United States with a pretense for invading Iraq.

    In 2002, Goldberg also published a two-part series in the New Yorker in which he alleged that the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah was running a black market cigarette ring on U.S. soil to finance a terrorist operation. No evidence of any such activity has since been discovered. Indeed, the new head honcho of one the United States’ most prominent publications has become so fringe in his shilling for Israel and the U.S. empire, that even former key conservatives and staunch Zionists such as former New Republic Editor Andrew Sullivan have heavily criticized him.


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    • Aer O’Head

      Worse … he’s an idiot and a goofball. I refer specifically to March 2015 when Hamas hosted a Q&A session on Twitter using the hashtag #AskHamas. What does this impersonator of a journalist do? He launches a trolling snark attack in an attempt to make a farce of the entire venture. Here’s an opportunity for anyone to ask serious questions of Hamas’s highest leadership, and Uber-Goober here is throwing out nonsense about the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and whatever else bounces through his silly head. No serious journalist should want anything at all to do with this overgrown juvenile. Here’s a link to his questions to Hamas leadership:

      https://twitter.com/search?q=%40JeffreyGoldberg%20%23AskHamas&src=typd

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    • TecumsehUnfaced

      I wonder who got blackmailed with what. This appointment seems like a good way to drain away the last bit of credibility that The Atlantic has. It’s so sad to see a magazine with such a long history perish.

      • tapatio

        Offhand, I can’t think of one part of the MSM that isn’t in Judeo-Naz! hands. About the ONLY frigging thing left is the internet.