Goldberg to Haaretz: Obama Using Visit to 'Create the Space to Combat Israeli Policy'

The full text of the interview with Jeffrey Goldberg, a staff writer for The Atlantic and a political insider, tells Haaretz: 'The president is a faithful representative of those American liberals who love Israel but don't quite understand the path Israel is taking.'

Jeffrey Goldberg, a highly influential American journalist with close ties to President Barack Obama, told Haaretz he believes Obama will use his visit this week to prepare Israeli public opinion for a renewed challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policy toward the Palestinians.