Silverstein’s Bedfellows

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Besides operating his blog Tikun Olam, anti-Israel blogger Richard Silverstein also runs the Israel Palestine Forum, whose byline is “Talking Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians.”

Here is something that was posted on the forum as part of these “peace” discussions (hat tip: Prosemite Undercover).

http://www.israelpalestineforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1102

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Granted the post was taken down, but the fact it was even put up says it all about those Silverstein has decided to lie in bed with.

Update: I have it on good authority that the cartoons were allowed on the forum for about a day and a half, and were taken down only after Prosemite Undercover posted about them. My source tells me they were allowed on by someone who goes by the name Violet Crumble, who Silverstein describes in this post: http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2007/11/24/australian-labor-victorious-bush-supporter-howard-goes-down-to-defeat/ (which incidentally bashes me) as “my partner in Israel Palestine Forum.”

There’s more on Violet Crumble’s role with the forum in this Silverstein post (http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2007/10/28/israel-palestine-forum-seeks-progressive-community-discussion/), which is especially laughable in light of the cartoons:

Then Violet Crumble, an active DU member, wrote me an e-mail asking what I thought of the idea of creating a progressive Israel-Palestine discussion forum. She felt frustrated with the level of vitriol in the debate directed at progressives there by the right-wing participants.

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