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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 Unit 8200 Hackers Investigated For Computer Theft – OpEd

09 Feb 2016 in 1 , Opinion , Technology

Ynet reports that two of the most élite cyber war units in the IDF came under suspicion several weeks ago.  “Tens” of officers and non-commissioned officers in Unit 8200 (IDF’s SIGINT unit) and AMAN’s Unit 81…

Two Sukhoi Su-25s at Bassel Al-Assad International Airport in Latakia, one type of ground attack aircraft involved in the intervention. Source:, Wikipedia Commons.

Israel Permits Russian Overflight Of Israeli Airspace – OpEd

30 Nov 2015 in 1 , Opinion

IDF Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilad revealed in a public talk reported by Israeli media that PM Netanyahu and Russia’s Putin made a secret deal permitting the Russian air force to use Israeli airspace during its…

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…

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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…