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Richard Silverstein
Richard Silverstein is an author, journalist and blogger, with articles appearing in Haaretz, the Jewish Forward, Los Angeles Times, the Guardian’s Comment Is Free, Al Jazeera English, and Alternet. His work has also been in the Seattle Times, American Conservative Magazine, Beliefnet and Tikkun Magazine, where he is on the advisory board. Check out Silverstein's blog at Tikun Olam, one of the earliest liberal Jewish blogs, which he has maintained since February, 2003.


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Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu

As Bibi Readies for Trump Summit, He Dumps Two-States For ‘State-Minus’ – OpEd

12 Feb 2017 in 1 , Opinion

The NY Times and Washington Post have been duly helpful in pimping for Bibi Netanyahu’s upcoming summit with Pres. Trump.  They’ve published several articles advancing ideas for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.  There is a minor…


Star of David

Deborah Lipstadt: Holocaust As Hasabara – OpEd

01 Feb 2017 in 1 , Opinion

Deborah Lipstadt, who’s been bequeathed the mantle of Holocaust sainthood from Elie Wiesel, penned a strong denunciation of the Trump administration’s erasure of Jews from the Holocaust in its recent statement honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day….


Donald Trump. Photo Credit: Joint Congressional Inauguration Committee, Wikimedia Commons.

America First, Israel First: The Lobby Loves Trump – OpEd

23 Jan 2017 in 1 , Opinion

Israel loves Trump.  Right-wing settler Israel, that is.  That is, the entire political apparatus.  Trump loves Israel.  Israel can do no wrong.  Palestine can do no right.  The embassy’s moving to Jerusalem.  Just like Mohammed’s…


Speaker Nancy Pelosi (left) swearing in Keith Ellison (right) with Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an. Photo by Michaela McNichol, Library of Congress, Wikipedia Commons.

Who’s Afraid Of Keith Ellison? The Israel Lobby – OpEd

21 Nov 2016 in 1 , Opinion

While Keith Ellison is odds on favorite to win the race as the next chair of the Democratic National Committee, we’ve only just begun to hear from the Israel Lobby on the subject.  You might…


Leonard Cohen. Photo by Rama, Wikipedia Commons.

Leonard Cohen Dies, But He Lives – OpEd

12 Nov 2016 in 1 , Entertainment , Opinion

It’s been a horrible week.  No question about it.  Leonard Cohen has died at age 82.  Words cannot express the feelings of gratitude I have for his life and his achievement.  From his first album…


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