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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. Photo U.S. Department of State, Wikipedia Commons.

Netanyahu Planning New Elections To Circumvent Corruption Indictment? – OpEd

20 Mar 2017 in 1 , Opinion

Israel is aswirl with rumors that Bibi Netanyahu is preparing to call new national elections.  There is a superficial cause and there is a hidden subtext behind his strategy.  The fake reason Bibi tells Israel…


Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump. Credit: White House video screenshot.

Did Trump Warn Israel Against Annexation? – OpEd

09 Mar 2017 in 1 , Opinion

Avigdor Lieberman told a meeting of the Knesset foreign affairs committee that the Trump administration “directly” warned Israel that if it annexed the West Bank this would cause “an immediate crisis” in U.S.-Israel relations.  Lieberman’s…


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…


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