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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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Donald Trump. Photo by Michael Vadon, Wikimedia Commons.

Trumping Democracy – OpEd

25 Nov 2015 in 1&Opinion

I’ve witnessed many presidential elections.  The first one I took a serious interest in was in 1968.  I’ve seen good candidates, I’ve seen bad candidates.  I’ve seen some that were witless like Dan, what’s his…

Mosques in Cairo, Egypt.

Why ‘Reform’ Islam? – OpEd

23 Nov 2015 in 1&Opinion&Religion

With the world-wide fallout over the Paris attacks and ISIS’ bloody role in them, pundits and journalists have been falling all over themselves opining on how we got here.  There has been no end of…

Israel's flag

Israel Outlaws Nation’s Leading Muslim Group – OpEd

18 Nov 2015 in 1&Opinion

Contemplate this: the Department of Homeland Security announces that henceforth the Nation of Islam, the Westboro Baptist Church, and Zionist Organization of America are outlawed organizations.  They are considered supporters of a terrorist ideology and must completely…

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Israel In US Presidential Politics And Foreign Policy – OpEd

12 Nov 2015 in 1&Opinion

As we come to the close of Pres. Obama’s second term and near the 2016 presidential election, it’s time to make a few predictions about the role Israel will play in the coming campaign and…

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo U.S. Department of State, Wikipedia Commons.

Bibi Butchers History – OpEd

25 Oct 2015 in 1&Opinion

Bibi Netanyahu continues his (vain)glorious attempt to ride roughshod over Jewish history with his recent speech to the World Jewish Congress.  By now, you’ve heard the Israeli leader’s false claim that it was Hajj Amin…