Jeffrey Goldberg

For Jeffrey Goldberg's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Apr 15, 2014

When will Netanyahu nail himself to the cross?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is not wrong to believe that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will, sooner or later, have to stop nailing himself to small crosses (prisoner releases, minor settlement compromises) and move to the big cross: endangering his right-wing coalition ...

Feb 10, 2014

Kerry errs when he invokes specter of boycotts of Israel

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry cleverly addresses every worry articulated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but Kerry's big mistake in his approach to negotiations is his need to publicly invoke, repeatedly, the specter of an international campaign to boycott Israel.

Jan 31, 2014

Three more bad omens on Iran nuclear talks

As we get closer to the main negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, it's hard to find an auspicious sign in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's recent statement that under no circumstances would Iran agree to destroy any of its centrifuges.

Jul 7, 2013

Bye-bye to the Brotherhood

There are many good reasons to be grateful for the turn of events in Cairo. Women and the 10 percent of Egyptians who are Christian should be pleased.