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Richard Silverstein


Richard Silverstein writes the Tikun Olam blog and is a freelance journalist specializing in exposing secrets of the Israeli national security state. He campaigns against opacity and the negative impact of Israeli military censorship.

Bowman's defeat is a preview of AIPAC's new strategy: to unseat pro-Palestine, grassroots candidates before they reach Congress, writes Richard Silverstein.

26 June, 2024

Biden's failure to reign in Israel is costing him votes as he faces Trump. Richard Silverstein asks: could his foreign policy in Gaza decide the election?

03 April, 2024

As public support falters, those criticising Israel's war on Gaza face extreme repression, arrest, and are even labelled traitors, writes Richard Silverstein.

16 February, 2024

With growing protest in Israel over his judicial coup, Netanyahu went on a US tour in a bid to both silence criticism & strengthen Israel normalisation. Unfortunately, he faced little accountability along the way, writes Richard Silverstein.

29 September, 2023

The reports that X, formerly known as Twitter, may use an Israeli cyber-security company’s digital ID product should cause alarm, writes Richard Silverstein. Many of these technologies are used to surveil & target Palestinians.

06 September, 2023

Biden is pushing for a US-brokered Saudi-Israel deal, and Riyadh has taken the opportunity to make some big demands. But if previous normalisations teach us anything, it is that Palestinians are the ones that lose out, writes Richard Silverstein.

11 August, 2023

The reach and economic impact of the protests continue to propel the movement against Netanyahu's far-right government, but the elephant in the room remains: for Palestinians, there is no democracy to save, writes Richard Silverstein.

09 February, 2023

After killing Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Israeli forces followed and old playbook: confuse the public, obscure the truth, and absolve themselves of accountability. But this time, they may have gone too far, writes Richard Silverstein.

13 October, 2022

Richard Silverstein breaks down what can be expected from the revised JCPOA, explaining what each of the four stages of the deal's implementation will mean for Iran, the US, and the international community.

08 September, 2022

Already a highly advanced and sophisticated system of digital control against Palestinians, Israel's surveillance capabilities are becoming far more dangerous thanks to Project NIMBUS and the help of global tech giants, writes Richard Silverstein.

11 August, 2022