Yediot Achronot Profile Published – OpEd


Moshe Ronen has just published a profile of me in Yediot Achronot, one of Israel’s largest daily newspapers.  It conveys my ideas very clearly and treats my work and blog with respect, for which I’m grateful.  It’s important, for example, for people to know that I oppose terror, whether Israeli or Palestinian, and that I don’t oppose the fight against terror…as long as it respects international law.

I credit Moshe not only for believing it would worthwhile to interview me, but also for fighting for publication of the story over the past few weeks when its fate hung in the balance.

I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop and half expect someone’s going to interview me and write a piece that’s a hatchet job.  But this is the third profile written (previous ones were published in Ha’Ir and Walla) and all of them have been excellent. It’s also ironic that this is the third major profile of my work published in Israel, but as far as American Jewish publications…I can’t even buy a cup of coffee. Blackballed both from The Forward and JTA (except the occasional mention by a gutsy Ron Kampeas).

I’ll offer a link to the online version of the article when I have one.  In the meantime, Hebrew speakers can read the pdf version.

This article was first published at Tikun Olam

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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