I know this is a bit late, but I totally see what Jeffrey Goldberg’s doing there:
I bring [Virgin Ben's "Friends of Hamas" smear of Chuck Hagel] up to note the remarkable fact that Mr. Shapiro, who has positioned himself as a stalwart defender of Israel and of the Jewish people, has expressed views that place him squarely in the fascist camp…In a column published in 2003, Shapiro explicitly endorsed the idea of forcibly expelling the Palestinians from the West Bank. This was the position of the extremist Meir Kahane, who was banned by the Israeli Supreme Court from participating in Israeli politics because of his racist views.
The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg Was a Follower of Jewish Rightwing Terrorist Meir Kahane
Now Goldberg’s using Jennifer “Bili” Rubin in exactly the same way and since we all live in what someone smart called the United States of Amnesia, he’ll get away with it, becoming the Moderate & Reasonable Jeffrey Goldberg.