Silverstein Lets His Guard Down

Anti-Israel blogger Richard Silverstein has long denied he is anti-Israel or a supporter of terrorists.

I have long said he is full of it, and he has just confirmed it with a response to a question I left on his blog under the name “AD” (he obviously was not able to work out that AD stands for “Aussie Dave”):

On August 24th, 2008 at 10:02 am
AD said:

What do you think of the fact these “peace activists” are more than happy to meet with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh? Does that not disturb you?

Here’s a screen shot of Silverstein’s response (I prefer to take screenshots when it comes to Silverstein, since he has a propensity to delete/change his comments when confronted with the truth and is backed in to a corner). You can click on it to enlarge.

Besides the fact he clearly states there was nothing wrong with the Free Gaza people meeting with an arch terrorist like Haniyeh, notice how he places the words ‘Hamas terrorists’ in scare quotes, as if mocking the notion they are actually terrorists. At the very least, he cannot bring himself to use the word “terrorists” when talking of Hamas, an organization that openly talks of destroying Israel and has perpetrated numerous terrorist attacks towards this end.



David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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