Dickie Silverstein’s Nasty Comment of the Day

In 2007, anti-Israel blogger Richard Silverstein was mentioned in the New York Times, bemoaning the level of nastiness of comments left on his blog. Yet he is consistently nasty to those who leave any kind of comments on his blog which question or contradict his assertions.

In this new feature, I post one of his nasty comments directed towards a commenter, comments which are frequently (unintentionally) entertaining.



You’re annoying me beyond measure. Until u can get better control of yr temper & invective you’re moderated.



Update: In the same comments thread, Silverstein indicates he is not willing to characterize bloodthirsty terrorist Samir Kuntar as such.

There is disagreement about what his role was. He was certainly there & certainly guilty of participating. But beyond that events are in dispute. I don’t trust the Israelijustice system nearly as much as u.

But I’ll make u a deal: if u agree that Yitzhak Ben Tzvi, who later would become Israel’s first president, should spend 28 hrs in prison (as Kuntar did) for ordering the assassination of a Dutch Jew who was Mizrahi’s public spokesperson in the 1920s, and agree Shamir & Begin should’ve spent time in prison for their organizing terror attacks against Deir Yassin & the assassination of Count von Bernadotte, then I’ll have no problem calling Kuntar a bloodthirsty terrorist murderer. Deal?? I didn’t think so.


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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