Richard Silverstein

Richard Silverstein

Richard Silverstein writes the Tikun Olam blog, devoted to exposing the excesses of the Israeli national security state. His work has appeared in Haaretz, the Forward, the Seattle Times and the Los Angeles Times. He contributed to the essay collection devoted to the 2006 Lebanon war, A Time to Speak Out (Verso) and has another essay in the upcoming collection, Israel and Palestine: Alternate Perspectives on Statehood (Rowman & Littlefield).

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President Donald Trump olds a lunch meeting with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and members of his delegation, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on 20 March, 2018 (Photo: AFP) Views
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
What Will Trump Do About Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance?
One week after the disappearance and alleged assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, US President Donald Trump, known for his avid bromance with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, could only express "concern" about the incident. "I am concerned about that," Trump said. "...
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Saturday, August 18, 2018
It Is Netanyahu, Not Corbyn, Who Deserves 'Unequivocal Condemnation'
Everyone and their brother in the UK - at least the tabloid media and pro-Israel apologists - has got it into their heads that the Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn laid a wreath on the grave of the Palestinian mastermind of the Munich massacre while visiting Tunisia in 2014. Is any of this true?...
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"The next step on the road towards total tyranny might be arresting the leaders of the Israeli human rights community and outlawing the existence of the major NGOs doing this lonely, valuable work - and it has already made moves in this direction." (Photo: MEE) Views
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Israel Wants to Turn Filming of Its Crimes Into a Crime
In the aftermath of numerous tragic incidents in which Israeli human rights NGOs and Palestinian activists have documented the maiming and execution of Palestinian suspects by security forces, a ministerial committee has approved a new bill criminalising such filming. They did this despite the...
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd L), his wife Sara Netanyahu (L), Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner (3rd L), US President's daughter Ivanka Trump (C), US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (R) and Israel's President Reuven Rivlin (2nd R) attend the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on 14 May, 2018 (AFP) Views
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Jerusalem: This Alliance of Israeli and American Extremism Will Spark Cycle of Revenge
Words are almost impossible to describe the surrealism of Monday's developments in Jerusalem and Gaza. On the one hand, US President Donald Trump, speaking by video from the White House, his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner led the American dedication of the "new" American embassy in...
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
With Mike Pompeo, Trump Is Heading into Dangerous Waters
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and appointed the hawkish CIA chief, Mike Pompeo, to replace him. Tillerson, who'd come to government service as the CEO of Exxon-Mobil, one of the largest energy companies in the world, often butted heads with Trump's...
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Friday, December 01, 2017
Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, and the Logan Act
This morning, former Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn plead guilty to lying to the FBI about his efforts with Jared Kushner to torpedo a United Nations Security Council resolution criticizing Israeli settlements. These included lobbying the Russian ambassador to help in this campaign...
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