Richard Silverstein Exposed

In his latest post, DouchebloggerTM Richard Silverstein exposes my real identity, including my address, potentially placing my entire family at risk.

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Or so it would seem.

You see, Silverstein’s post is the result of a trap I set to expose him as the unreliable, nasty amateur that he is.

For years, I have been posting about his hatred for Israel and nastiness, which makes a mockery of his blog’s name Tikkun Olam (“Repairing/Healing the World”). Recently, he was cited by the mainstream media, due to his posts blaming Israel and the Mossad for explosions in Iran and Lebanon, as well as for leaking online some FBI surveillance transcripts of conversations caught on F.B.I. wiretaps of the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Although I have demonstrated on numerous occasions the inaccuracies in his posts, I knew I had to step things up a notch to really show how unreliable and careless with the facts he is.

So I set a trap. I asked a friend of the blog to approach Silverstein with “proof” of my real identity, knowing how much he wanted to reveal it to the world. In order to make it believable, I inserted an “easter egg” into this Silverstein-related post.

Some of my eagle-eyed readers noticed my name “David Loeb” in the top right hand corner of the screenshot, even sending me mails to warn me of my “mistake.” The thing is, it was not a mistake at all, but rather a deliberate move to get Silverstein to take the bait.

David Loeb is a fake name. The photo in the Facebook profile I set up is of basketballer Jordan Farmar, who was in the news in Israel for playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv. I used his photo deliberately since anyone who claims to be knowledgable on the goings on in Israel would know this, yet using it would not necessarily expose the account as being fake. I knew if Silverstein thought the photo was really of me, it would expose the level of his ignorance.

I included in the profile my supposed address (Beit Shemesh was a great choice given how much it has been in the news), as well as the URL of this blog to connect David Loeb to it.

With the trap set, I asked a friend of this blog to send a mail to Silverstein with “proof” of my identity. He mailed Silverstein under the name Yossi Nachas, with me on blind copy.

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Despite never having met “Yossi Nachas” before, Silverstein eagerly took the bait, although promising to do “more research” (something he clearly never did).

Silverstein then sent Yossi another email:

Silverstein finds it incredible that I would have my blog’s URL in my Facebook Profile, yet it does not occur to him that he is being set up! Notice also how he begins to elaborate on some of the information provided in the Facebook Profile. But most striking is his intention to perhaps offer me a “deal” – agree to shut up about him, and he won’t expose my identity. In other words, blackmail.

Yet Silverstein never did send me that blackmail offer. He went right ahead and supposedly exposed me. I am not sure why he changed his mind, but I doubt it was because of my “feeble attempt to link me to a couple from [his] home city sharing [his] last name, who were charged with welfare fraud.” Rather, I believe it was my last post showing how he defends Hamas. 

I instructed “Yossi Nachas” to suggest to Silverstein a reasonable explanation as to why I may have Virgin Megastore in the Facebook profile – as research for this post (which happens to be the actual reason).

Yet as you can see from Silverstein’s post, he favored the far-fetched scenario that I work for Virgin Megastores. I guess it goes along with the blackjack player image!

I should also point out that despite his claims, I have never posted Silverstein’s home address, phone number and wife’s employer’s name on my site. Some commenters have posted links to sites where he himself has posted his details, and I have linked to his wife’s profile at her law firm site. This is entirely different to what Silverstein has endeavored to do: out an anonymous blogger who has not voluntarily placed his own details online.

So to summarize what we have here:

  • Despite claiming to want to “repair the world”, Silverstein reveals what he thinks is my name and address, potentially placing my safety and the safety of my family at risk 
  • Silverstein posts this on the basis of an anonymous source he knows nothing about, and a Facebook Profile with my URL and one friend!
  • Silverstein does not recognize the photo of someone heavily in the news in Israel, despite his claims about being knowledgable about goings on there
  • Silverstein invents facts based on nothing more than speculation, despite being presented with a more realistic alternative interpretation
  • Silverstein lies about me publishing his personal details

No doubt Silverstein will quickly take down his post “exposing” my real identity if he hasn’t by the time of me posting this (some like this man have already sounded some warning bells). But the screenshots don’t lie: the exposer has become the exposed.

I hope this post serves as a warning to all of those who rely on Richard Silverstein as a valid source of information, and place trust in his theories and “anonymous sources.” I hope it also demonstrates to you how he has no compunctions about potentially endangering the life of a fellow Jew, despite his claims of wanting to serve mankind.

Update: In case you think I am exaggerating by stating he potentially placed my family at risk, look at his cheer squad.

Update: Despite the mounting evidence of the deception, Silverstein can’t back down.

Update: While I clearly have a personal interest in this story since the safety of me and my family is at stake, this post is ultimately about a blogger who is regularly cited by mainstream publications as a source of secret information about Israel, yet is so gullible and unscrupulous that he got taken in by a couple of emails and an obviously fake Facebook profile. With this in mind, here are some examples of MSM outlets and noteworthy publications that have either relied on Silverstein or otherwise quoted him.

New York Times (and here complaining about online harrassment and bullying!)

Seattle Times


Jerusalem Post

Israel’s Channel 10

Jewish Daily Forward

Ma’an News

Update: A reader notes that one of the commenters egging on Silverstein is Jillian York (see the screenshot of the comments on Silverstein’s blog) – Director of International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. This is taken from their website:


Many people don’t want the things they say online to be connected with their offline identities. They may be concerned about political or economic retribution harassment or even threats to their lives. Whistleblowers report news that companies and governments would prefer to suppress; human rights workers struggle against repressive governments; parents try to create a safe way for children to explore; victims of domestic violence attempt to rebuild their lives where abusers cannot follow.

Instead of using their true names to communicate these people choose to speak using pseudonyms (assumed names) or anonymously (no name at all). For these individuals and the organizations that support them secure anonymity is critical. It may literally save lives.

Anonymous communications have an important place in our political and social discourse. The Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly that the right to anonymous free speech is protected by the First Amendment. A much-cited 1995 Supreme Court ruling in McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission reads:

Protections for anonymous speech are vital to democratic discourse. Allowing dissenters to shield their identities frees them to express critical minority views . . . Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority. . . . It thus exemplifies the purpose behind the Bill of Rights and of the First Amendment in particular: to protect unpopular individuals from retaliation . . . at the hand of an intolerant society.

The tradition of anonymous speech is older than the United States. Founders Alexander Hamilton James Madison and John Jay wrote the Federalist Papers under the pseudonym “Publius ” and “the Federal Farmer” spoke up in rebuttal. The US Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized rights to speak anonymously derived from the First Amendment.

The right to anonymous speech is also protected well beyond the printed page. Thus in 2002 the Supreme Court struck down a law requiring proselytizers to register their true names with the Mayor’s office before going door-to-door.

These long-standing rights to anonymity and the protections it affords are critically important for the Internet. As the Supreme Court has recognized the Internet offers a new and powerful democratic forum in which anyone can become a “pamphleteer” or “a town crier with a voice that resonates farther than it could from any soapbox.”

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been involved in the fight to protect the rights of anonymous speakers online. As one court observed in a case handled by EFF along with the ACLU of Washington “[T]he free exchange of ideas on the Internet is driven in large part by the ability of Internet users to communicate anonymously.”

We’ve challenged many efforts to impede anonymous communication both in the courts or the legislatures. We also previously provided financial support to the developers of Tor an anonymous Internet communications system. By combining legal and policy work with technical tools we hope to maintain the Internet’s ability to serve as a vehicle for free expression.

I guess the above does not apply to pro-Israel bloggers like myself?

Update: I just noticed Silverstein updated his post after discovering the photo was fake. But instead of understanding he had been duped, he invented a convoluted reason as to why I would do such a thing.

Update: Jillian York showing on Silverstein’s Facebook page more enthusiasm for my being outed, despite working for the EFF.

About Aussie Dave

An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of Israellycool, one of the world's most popular pro-Israel blogs (and the one you are currently reading) He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and girlie drinks

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Facebook Comments

  • sass

    I got to give it to Silverstein.
    You are a prick.
    Plse drop the Aussie in your pseudonym.
    Your giving Aussies a bad name

    • Aussie Dave

      He tries to place the safety of me and my family at risk, and you claim *I* am the prick? Says more about you than me.

  • “Maria”

    Love the fact he has no idea where Beit Shemesh is either!

    • Aussie Dave

      Good point, considering how much it has been in the news.

      • Brian of London

        Hey Dave I bought a CD at the Virgin Megastore and it doesn’t work, can you fix me up with a refund?

        • Aussie Dave

          No problem. Richard Branson and I are like this.

        • Zionist Shark

          Good call, Brian.

          Dave, I ordered Mein Kampf and The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in Arabic, but I’m told they’re not in stock (hard to believe, since they’re both bestsellers).

          Can you just grab ‘em off the Recommended shelf on your next visit to HQ?

          • Jim from Iowa

            AHA! You’ve revealed yourself to be a complete fraud, Zionist Shark. No true defender of Israel would order these anti-Semitic tracts from Virgin Megastore no less! I am convinced your true identity is Jabberjaw, the eponymous Hanna-Barbara cartoon shark from the ’70’s.

            • Zionist Shark

              Harsh, man. Just doing some research. 8)

              Jabberjaw and I go way back. He’s good people.

      • David

        Hmm…this great and reliable pontificator and researcher of Israel which the world media thinks infallible couldn’t use Google maps to find that the distance from Beit Shemesh to Tel Aviv is around 52km?

  • Abu ZIbby

    “Is it possible that it is fake?”
    Well, I thought those EFF activists are a bit quicker in picking up the obvious.

    • Joe

      Show me a leftie, and I’ll show you a hypocrite.

  • walt kovacs

    when i first saw this post i said to myself, my gosh, dave looks exactly like jordan farmar…what a lucky guy

    so you got one over on me too

    dang…dickie is the dumbest man on the planet

    • Brian of London

      What with those ears?

  • Amir Goshen

    I can’t stop laughing.
    Just twitted it to richard and his masked friend.
    Thanks man

  • Jed

    Brilliant and hilarious.
    צינור לילה בטח יהיו מעוניינים לדווח על המתיחה הזאת.

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  • Me

    Tricky Dicky seems quite disturbed and far too self-obsessed for his own good.

    I am appalled that he is so narcisstic to call his blog Tikkun Olam – it suggests that he thinks he’s God! His behaviour results from persistent narcissistic injury to his oversized ego.

    If that continues then he’ll not be able to function.

    So pile on the pressure. We can do without his sort.

  • Mory Buckman

    Genius, Mr. Loeb. Also petty, I have to admit, but still genius.

    • Aussie Dave

      Thanks Mory, although I have to disagree with you that this is petty. My prime motivation here is showing how unreliable and lacking in credibility is this individual regularly cited by the mainstream media and others with regard to anti-Israel stories. The fact he is trying to endanger my family, as well as the fact I dislike him, is relevant but not the entire story.


  • Shy Guy

    /must resist being double agent


  • Gaia

    I am shocked!
    How nasty and obsessed a person can be?
    Take care Dave….

  • Harvey

    This is 24 carat brilliant . Hilarious too .
    You must try to cross post it elsewhere . Contact habibi over at harrys place . It’s just too good to remain on just the one site .
    Elder will love it for sure !

  • http://none Mark

    Silverstein is so anxious to get a supposed scoop he’ll even go so far as to risk making a fool of himself.This was one great trap and the lying idiot fell for it

  • Sam

    Love it! Douchebag Silverstein, Aussie Dave lives in Israel and speaks to the vast majority of Jews. You, however, are a Kapo and fraud. Your comeuppance can’t come soon enough.

  • Jillian C. York (@jilliancyork)

    So I was right, then.

    I was not, for the record, egging anyone on. “Oh good” was in response to the idea that “you” had inadvertently outed yourself, rather than having been outed by someone else with maliciousness. I very much support anonymity for everyone, but when a blogger idiotically outs himself, he becomes fair game.

    • Aussie Dave

      Oh I see. So showing glee at me making a mistake and placing my family’s life at risk is ok, but not if someone else does it?

    • Shy Guy

      Hey Jillian, there’s an empty seat in the back of a bus for you somewhere in Beit Shemesh.

      Nyuk nyuk nyuk

      • nanaloshen

        She’s not sitting next to me!

    • Natasha

      And your comment had nothing whatsoever to do with your true feelings for Aussie Dave:!/jilliancyork/status/152432213517021184

      *Snort* Backpedal faster…

    • john s

      No, Jillian you were not. I can read. Your ‘oh good’ was in response to his assurance that it was, in fact genuine. As for your excuse, it is pretty weak. How would it be an ‘oh good’ that Silverstein took a suppposedly inadvertant slip and filled it out into a full scale exposure (with malicious intent)? You will have to do better than that. Both you and Silverstin have been exposed for what you are. Congrats. Point to Aussi Dave.

    • Rob Crawford

      “Fair game”?

      Anyone else disturbed by someone affiliated with EFF echoing Scientologist lingo?

    • Nir

      .. and with that end my sympathy to & occasional financial contributions to EFF. (Nothing EFF would feel, obviously, it will make much more money by taking this particular stand than staying neutral. Works great for HRW when they raise donations in the Gulf, I hear)

    • PEP

      Jilian, you are a classic PEP – Progressive Except Palestine.

      What have you and the EFF done to fight the “Palestinian” people? To eradicate their fascistic culture? To bring Electronic (and actual) freedom to the victims of Islam?

      Did you stand up for him? Or, Jilian, were you silent in the face of Islamic wickedness? Out of cowardice, of course, because the American Muslonazi community would have bombed your offices if you criticized the Shari’ah.

      Leftists, like you Jilian, should be at the forefront of those warring against the Caliphate and supporting the State of Israel.

      Progressive. Except that you support the fascistic Muslonazis of “Palestine”. In other words:

      PEP – Progressive, except you support “Palestine”.

    • S

      Jillian, you are a disgrace – GET OUT OF THE EFF

    • DMartyr

      Jillian, did you make any effort to defend Aussie Dave or to protect his private information? Did you ask Richard Silverstein not to endanger another blogger by gleefully publishing what he thought was a real name and address, and what he wrote was a “sloppy error” on Dave’s part? Did you discourage Richard from taking malicious advantage of an error that could endanger a blogger?

      Did you tell Richard such behavior goes counter to what EFF stands for? Did you try to help an anonymous blogger whose personal information was at risk? Did you make any effort at all to do the right thing?

      No, you didn’t. Your response was “Oh good.”

      Just admit it. If Aussie Dave was Anti-Israel and Pro-Palestinian, it would be a whole different story.

      You are a sad and pathetic hypocrite. Do EFF a favor and step down. I have supported EFF for years, but no longer. Not while you are there.

      • jpl

        Very very disturbing to see this kind of hypocrisy from EFF. Ms. York offers no actual acknowledgement of the violation of EFF principles.

    • dcdoc

      You say you were not “egging anyone on.” Clearly, however, you are a partisan, favoring the 24/7 unabashedly anti-Israel Richard Silverstein against the 24/7 unabashedly pro-Israel AussieDog. How else are we to interpret your tweet yesterday, “Hey y’all, I oppose outing other bloggers, but when a blogger–who has been an asshole–outs himself? Not my problem.”?

      And we put that together with: i) your credulousness in accepting Silverstein’s assurances that it was no hoax because it was right there on “David Loeb’s” FB page, even others had recognized it as one and you yourself pointed out it looked like a newly created FB account; and, ii) your EFF position, that you have abused by jumping in to express your personal partisanship here, which is inconsistent with the “neutrality” expected of the organization that employees you.

    • Joe

      Jillian of EFF, what a total crock of shit. You’re “oh good” remark was to the profile being genuine – that is what you had questioned, and what your snake-like chum was affirming. You responded on Silverstein’s blog AND on his FB account – you just couldn’t wait to slap his back for trampling all over someone’s right to privacy. You are double implicated in applauding this man “exposing” someone. So much for your belief in freedom and anonymity. I guess you apply that to everyone but jews and supporters of Israel.

  • Harvey

    I’m in touch with habibi over at HP . I will send a link shortly .
    Again great stuff ! Silverstein should go into blogosphere hibernation for the next 10 years

  • john s

    I was going to ask : what is it with people who use their real names on the net trying to out those who do not? but i think i have worked it out for myself. Your ‘exposer’ certainly points to the answer. I think they wish to bully their opponents with the fear of violent reprisal. Not of course from their cowardly selves, but from their insane supporters. In such a way, non politically correct views (or indeed any views that contradict their own) can be suppressed.
    Believe me, this isnt restricted to important topics. I once was told that i should use my real name so people could find out where i lived and treat me the way i deserved (like buy me a pudding maybe?).The issue? I suggested that wild animals displayed some of the same traits as domestic ones. Go figure.

  • judyinjerusalem

    Mr Tikkun Olam, Israel expert doesn’t know where the “small town” of Beit Shemesh is?? Has he had his head in a bag over the past week?

    You think he has any idea where the “West Bank” is or the Green Line that he crows on about? What a farce he is…Thanks, Dave for a brilliant expose..

  • Yaron

    עם קריאת הפוסט אתה משתמש יותר מדי פעמים בוריאציות של “אני”
    ותאמת שבקושי יש לי מושג מיהוא, לא הייתי אף פעם באתר שלו
    אני קורא ברוטר, אבל מהכתיבה שלך עול האדרה עצמית
    ויותר מדי סגנון GOTCHA שהוא לא הכי חיובי.

    לא היה יותר טוב שתתעסק במה שמעניין אותך מאשר ל”בוכיח” אחרים גם אם הם לא הכי ישרים.
    לא התוכן שהפריע לי, אלא הסגנון me me me me mem me me..
    חומר למחשבה

  • DMartyr


    I just hope some poor guy who happens to be ‘David Loeb’ isn’t put in danger because of Silverstein’s erroneous accusations.

  • Running Bull

    Great stuff. He could have even Googled the address and seen that there are no residences in the area. Clearly fake from top to bottom – as anybody with a modicum of intelligence could have figured out.

    I often find your attacks infantile – but that’s okay :) Sometimes just straight out mocking people like Dickie, Hizbullah, Hamas and I’m a Dinner Jacket is the best way to handle them.

  • Robert J. Avrech


    We met a few years ago and I’m pretty sure you’re not Jordan Farmar. I mean we didn’t exactly play one-on-one, but still…

    Nicely done.

  • DMartyr

    Lol, Silverstein is not backing down. He thinks he found the Holy Grail.

    I find the EFF’s support especially disturbing. The EFF supposedly supports protecting anonymous bloggers, but clearly Jillian York (director) only supports anonymous bloggers who blog in favor of her personal political agenda.

    • David

      Perhaps a note to her employer will help to highlight the apparent inconsistency. At the very least she’ll have to issue an insincere but nonetheless humiliating explanation.

  • Stan

    Well done Dave.


    • Myackie

      Yes…very well done…and funny!

  • Anti-Israel

    Oh look at you all proud of yourself and beating your drums so damn loudly. You played an immature trick. Whoop-dee-do. And what exactly did Jillian York even do? She works for the safety of bloggers, not a fake persona like you. You can’t remain anonymous and expect to be protected. You’re just using any little excuse to make yourself look less of a jackass. You’re such a child. Go back to Australia and stop burning children’s flesh with white phosphorous.

    • Jonathan from UK

      thats because of fans of radical Islam like you, means it isnt safe for Israeli bloggers to put information online.

      • Irony!

        That’s the irony!

        These liberals who are working so feverishly to establish the Caliphate and help the Muslonazis, are going to be in for a surprise. As soon as the Muslonazis of England are through exterminating the Jews, the next victims will be the Liberals.

        It happened in Persia. The liberals supported the Muslonazis in the 1970’s because they promised to impose the Shari’ah and kill all the Jews in Mohammed’s name. But as soon as Carter helped the Muslonazis get into power – the Mohammedans turned around, violently enforced the Shari’ah, and slaughtered their erstwhile allies among the Tudeh and other Leftist parties! LOL!

        Marg bar Aryan! Marg bar Islam! Marg bar “Falisteen”!

    • S

      You doofus, the EFF is supposed to work to help protect the identity of people online who want to remain anonymous.

  • Dan

    Yossi f**kin Nachus! loooooooooooooooool

  • Running Bull

    Making fun of Silverstein… entertaining.

    Discrediting him… Priceless.

    It is a stupid trick, but quite illuminating.

  • Brian L.

    Absolutely brilliant, man. Love seeing the wheels fall off of such an ignorant bus as Silverstein’s!

    (Signed, a non-anonymous, totally pro-Israel former blogger!)

  • STV

    Well done Aussie Dave. I think we should call this one a ‘Loeblow’!

    I don’t know what’s funnier, the fact he was taken in by it or that he is sticking to his impotent guns.

  • Womble

    Someone who claims to know stuff about Israel who doesn’t know where Beit Shemesh is clearly doesn’t know the basic geography of the country- and is too dumb to Google.

    And to my knowledge, there is no Virgin Megastore in Israel. It’s one of those global brands that we just don’t have, like Walmart and Starbucks.

  • Israellynotthatcool

    Really, Dave? You and your family’s lives are endangered? How’s that, precisely? Who’s coming to kill you? Do you suspect that Palestinians are going to do a drive-by shooting of your home because you, like a billion other pricks, have an obnoxious pro-Israel blog? You really think you’re a more high profile target than say, any member of Knesset or the Israeli security establishment whose identities are NOT secret? You must think very highly of yourself to believe that your podunk blog which is barely read or commented upon matters that much. You live in Israel, where you are surrounded by people who believe the same idiotic, hateful shit as you. No one cares. Stop flattering yourself by thinking you matter enough to anyone to be a target. And re: the EFF, I think their anonymity angle is to protect people critical of powerful governments, not to protect blatant shills for violent, repressive regimes. People who defend human rights abuses -should- be outed.

    • Jim from Iowa

      Don’t be so dismissive of Dave’s concerns. You don’t know who you’re dealing with among the many readers of this blog, especially when the subject is as emotional as the Israeli-Arab Conflict. I have read too many angry, threatening posts directed at Dave. You can’t know if all of them are completely empty threats. Dave’s concerns are perfectly understandable and his decision to blog anonymously should not be questioned.

      • Rachael

        Oh, baloney.

        • Baloney?

          It’s not baloney you nincompoop.

    • RickS

      He lives in Israel dipshit. It’s a country in the Middle East surrounded by violent repressive regimes. And BTW, Silverstein defends Hamas, therefore using your criteria, he deserves to be outed (even if he didn’t already out himself on multiple occasions).

  • Israellynotthatcool

    Oh, but you’re right about one thing: Dickie Silverstein is a complete fucking tool and an embarrassment to the peace camp.

    • DrMike

      Which “peace camp” would that be? The one that supports peace between a Jewish state of Israel and an Arab state of Palestine? I wasn’t aware that Dickie was even IN that camp.
      Of course, there’s the other self-styled “peace” camp that refuses to accept peace with a Jewish state within any borders whatsoever. That’s really a “let’s-support-the-jihad-without-explicitly-supporting-war” camp. It includes “Jewish” Voice for Peace, Students for “Just Us” in Palestine, and the BDS (“Bluster, Defame and Slander”) movement. Though, come to think of it, Dickie is an embarrassment even to THEM.

  • Llarry

    Why does Silverstein use a photo of a 98-year-old woman as his Facebook avatar?

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  • josh

    I wanted to believe you were a husky cool guy. LOL.

  • Daniel Greenfield @ Sultan Knish blog

    Utterly despicable behavior from Silverstein. He actually ran a whole article dedicated to outing another blogger, or what he thought was another blogger.

  • Bubbe

    Well done, Aussie Dave. Here’s to 120 more years of anonymity and great blogging.

  • Harvey

    Hi Aussie Dave
    Just to let you know it’s now up on harrys place .
    Hope it goes viral by the morning .
    What a great slam dunking of the original douche bag .
    You’ve been framed meets candid camera .
    Love it !!

  • Blair

    Check and mate!

  • Dusty

    Aussie Dave, next time I’m in Israel I am buying you a beer!

  • dcdoc

    It just keeps getting better, with a new post by RS

    Dave thinks he’s a genius because I[sic] fooled me. What he doesn’t realize is that in his blog post, he proudly admits that he created a hoax Facebook account for a non-existent person using the photo of a real person, a clear violation of Facebook rules. Here’s how he bragged about it:

    David Loeb is a fake name. The photo in the Facebook profile I set up is of basketballer Jordan Farmar…I used his photo deliberately…

    I included in the profile my supposed address (Beit Shemesh)…as well as the URL of this blog to connect David Loeb to it.

    I’ve reported him to Facebook for doing this. I hope there will be repercussions and that he doesn’t have a real Facebook account. If he does, perhaps Facebook will express its displeasure with idiots like him exploiting company for his own tomfoolish purposes.

    So you’re in a heap of trouble! RS has reported you to Mark Zuckerberg himself and you can expect to hear from FB soon about your exploitation of the company for your own tomfoolish purposes. There will surely be fearsome repercussions for the heinous offense you have committed, or at least RS hopes there will be.

    But this is classic RS. A while back, an activist in the Seattle Jewish community who is also a social worker (predisposed to violent expression) and a fellow congregant of RS’s was exasperated with RS’s nasty childishness and said that RS deserved to be spanked. RS took it all very seriously and reported this to the FBI as a threat against his person, then complained on his blog that the FBI had failed to pursue the matter.

    Please keep sticking it to RS.

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  • walt kovacs

    because dicky posted the information himself on at least 2 blogs

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  • Harvey

    Looks like you’ve been well and truly effed .
    Aussie Dave
    Any chance you can work the same magic on the nazis over at mondo Weiss

  • Morris Katz

    I was accidently directed to Silvershmuck’s blog a couple days ago, and was horrified about what he wrote re: Iran. This poor excuse of a man not only berates Israel, but the USA, especially President Obama. I guess Silvershmuck is disappointed that Obama is a middle-of-the-road Democrat, not William Ayers in diguise.

    To make a long story short, I called him “Axis of Evil Sally.” Now I’m “banned” from his blog, at least until I change my IP address.

    Next to him, another obnoxious blogger, Shmarya Rosenberg of, looks like a saint. I actually agree with Rosenberg on many issues, but I don’t like his McCarthyite tactics.

    • dcdoc

      Don’t judge Silverstein on the basis of that post on Iran. Or at least you shouldn’t judge him on the basis of that post alone, since if you do, you will not fully appreciate just how loathsome he really is. (Someone alluded to Silverstein’s comments on the Mumbai massacre and the horrific murders of the Chabad rabbi, his wife, and a Jewish visitor. See if you can read them without feeling deep revulsion toward Silverstein, who denied that what happened was an expression of “antisemitism,” blamed Chabad for not having better security, condemned the family for allowing their grieving to be seen, etc.)

      And it was to be expected that he would “ban” you, since that is his standard modus operandi. While his “comment rules,” to which he regularly refers, say that he hopes to have “full throated” discussions, he allows nothing of the sort. Read a few threads and you will see that most of those who comment are part of a small claque all in agreement with Silverstein and serious dissent is NEVER allowed, except as occasionally Silverstein allows a contrary opinion to be expressed so he can then personally assail the commenter in a way wholly inconsistent with his “comment rules.” The guy is fundamentally dishonest and deluded (is there any evidence to support his claim to be a “Zionist”?), nasty, and more, none of it good.

      (BTW, how do you go about changing an IP address so as to avoid “moderation”?)

  • Z

    Richard is a smug little prick.
    I want to wipe that smarmy look of his off with my fist.

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  • Quebecer

    Don’t you think you endangered the guy living at that address in Israel? You did plan for that profile to be exposed. That address does exist.

    • OJ

      The street address does exist…but from the looks of google maps its not a residential area.

      Also, Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem are a fair distance away from each other. (Using google maps…my real knowledge of Israel is fairly limited)

      • Quebecer

        A search in Google Images shows it is a residential area.

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