Anti-Israel DouchebloggerTM Richard Silverstein is known for having a hate-hate relationship with the truth.
In an article he has written for Middle East Eye (one of the only sites that will even go near him), he claims that his “secret
sauce source” for years was none other than former Israeli Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer!
There were other Israeli incursions into Egypt. The Mossad kidnapped a Palestinian, Wael Abu Rida, in the Sinai and imprisoned him in Israel. Though Egyptian intelligence cooperated with the apprehension, Israeli agents were inside Egyptian territory and facilitated the operation there.
In 2012, I also reported that Israeli soldiers were crossing the Egyptian frontier in order to stem the flow of African refugees entering Israel via the Sinai.
How do I know all this? Because until 2014, a retired Israeli general and defence minister was my most trusted source in reporting stories about Israeli national security affairs. I could not reveal his identity until, just before his death in 2016, he permitted me to do so.
I am doing so here for the first time. He was Binyamin Ben-Eliezer.
In a tweet, Silverstein claims this went on for four years, making it from 2010-2014.
For four years, my confidential Israeli Security source was former IDF General and defense minister, Binyamin Ben Eliezer. Now the story can be told. https://t.co/JydWNkjp16
— Tikun Olam (@richards1052) February 9, 2018
I find this very hard to believe.
Remember this “scoop” from 2012 he claims to have received from “a confidential highly-placed Israeli source” (presumably Ben-Eliezer)? After it turned out to be false, he finally admitted being duped by them.
The Israeli security forum, Fresh, began to post material about the story with a link to my post. At a later point, a forum Admin posted a notice that I had received an e-mail from a source they knew and they predicted what the message said and what I would write in my post. If I had seen that Fresh posting I would’ve known of the fraud earlier and stopped using this source.
Then there’s the sting I set up to (further) undermine his credibility, having someone pose as an anonymous source to “out” me. He fell for it hook, line and sinker.
In other words, Silverstein’s “secret source” fed him wrong information during the time period he claims it was Ben-Eliezer, and even admits he was duped. Furthermore, even if we are speaking of another “secret source”, there is no way of knowing it really was Ben-Eliezer – Silverstein would not have demanded proof of his true identity, just like in the case of my sting against him.
It is very easy for Silverstein to claim his secret source was a dead man. Because dead men don’t call BS.
But I am very much alive and doing just that.
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