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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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The Israeli gate near Mas'ha. Picture taken by Justin McIntosh, Wikipedia Commons.

UN Report Confirms Staggering Cost Of Occupation To Palestinian Economy – OpEd

13 Sep 2016 in 1 , Opinion

The UN Conference on Trade and Development has issued a detailed report (full report here) on the Palestinian economy, which offers the chilling estimate that without Israeli Occupation it would be double its current size….


Sudan's Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir. Photo Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse B. Awalt

Israel Whitewashes Genocidal Sudanese Regime – OpEd

09 Sep 2016 in 1 , Opinion

Israel has been lobbying U.S. and EU states to soften their opposition to Sudan, whose leadership has engaged in genocide in Darfur and pursued a violent campaign to suppress a secessionist movement in South Sudan,…


Donald Trump. Photo by Michael Vadon, Wikimedia Commons.

Trump Implores Russian Hackers To Expose Missing Clinton E-Mails – OpEd

29 Jul 2016 in 1 , Opinion

Just when you thought the Trump campaign couldn’t get any stranger…it did.  Russian hackers doing the bidding, either explicitly or implicitly of the Putin government appear to have hacked the Democratic National Committee.  20,000 e…


Israel's flag

Accused Israeli Price Tag Terrorists Arrested Under Gag Order – OpEd

12 Jul 2016 in 1 , Opinion

Young Israeli (alleged) terrorists have been arrested by the Shin Bet and charged with various acts of (price tag) violence against a Palestinian car dealer in a village near their home in Migdal HaEmek.  Several cars…


Nablus, West Bank, Palestine. Photo by Al Ameer son, Wikipedia Commons.

Israeli Poll Finds Strong Support For Annexing West Bank, Denying Palestinians Rights – OpEd

08 Jul 2016 in 1 , Opinion

The Peace Index published regularly over the years by Tel Aviv University released its latest survey (summary of the results is here) of Israeli opinion on issues concerning relations with Israeli Palestinians and Palestinians under Occupation….


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