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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.

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

After relentless pressure from the pro-Israel lobby, Unilever overturned Ben & Jerry’s decision not to sell in the Occupied Territories. Israel may have won this battle, but the BDS movement continues to gain momentum, writes Richard Silverstein.

07 July, 2022

A visit by a Pakistani-American interfaith group to Israel has sparked outrage in Pakistan, but behind the veneer of “dialogue”, the group’s leader, Anila Ali, has promoted Islamophobic views, writes Richard Silverstein.

07 June, 2022

Since the Nakba, Israel has oppressed Palestinians through state terror which it justified as ‘self-defence’, whilst Palestinians resisting are labelled terrorists, but Israeli violence at Al Aqsa is unveiling the truth, writes Richard Silverstein.

20 April, 2022

Once celebrated as the "front page of the Internet" and a forum for unfettered debate, Reddit has joined other tech giants in systematically censoring pro-Palestinian content, undermining the ethos on which it was built, writes Richard Silverstein.

07 March, 2022

Israel has long used big data to censor those that expose its inhumane policies, but the new "Facebook law", the most draconian censorship measure yet, gives authorities dangerously wide remit to target dissidents, writes Richard Silverstein.

12 January, 2022

Israel does not fear an Iranian nuclear weapon, what it truly fears is a regional economic rival who could upend the status quo in regards to the Palestinians, writes Richard Silverstein.

17 December, 2021