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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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Hillary Clinton. Photo by Harald Dettenborn, 47th Munich Security Conference 2011, Wikipedia Commons.

Hillary Clinton Back-Pedals On Two-States – OpEd

23 Apr 2016 in 1 , Opinion

In reading the transcript of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton’s remarks during the recent Democratic debate, I was struck by a major waffle in her position on a Palestinian state.  To paraphrase John Kerry: she supported…


Bernie Sanders campaign poster.

Bernie’s Israel-Palestine Shondeh – OpEd

23 Feb 2016 in 1 , Opinion

I just noticed that the Bernie Sanders campaign has distributed scores of campaign graphic posters in multiple languages which tout his credentials for promoting progressive values.  The Hebrew slogan which the campaign added is: “America grows…


Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Photo by Stephen Masker, Wikipedia Commons.

Scalia, The Supreme Court, And The Future – OpEd

17 Feb 2016 in 1 , Opinion

For those of us who’ve lived long enough to endure decades of a majority GOP Supreme Court, the death of Antonin Scalia is a monumental event.  It is a watershed not just for Republicans who…


Israel's flag

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: Mil.ru, 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…


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