While I enjoyed the Sabbath, the Jewish day of rest with my family (and thus could not be online), anti-Israel blogger Richard Silverstein went ahead and revealed what he claims is my real identity, including the neighborhood in which I live. He also claims to have seen photos of my wife and kids.
Here is the full photo Silverstein deliberately cropped, a photo that prompted one of his commenters to say “He looks smug. Or stoned”
Just tired. And happy to play with two of my kids.
I guess Silverstein was not willing to make it that obvious he has endangered the lives of young children.
Think about it for a second. Silverstein cropped the photo on purpose to make me look less human. To not make it so obvious the extent of what he did when he published my details.
Also notice the implied threat in his post to reveal all of my personal details if I don’t act to his satisfaction.
Silverstein may think his outing me, a blogger who chose to remain anonymous because of the incendiary nature of the topics I blog, will shut me up.
He is sorely mistaken.
I am proud of my blogging and support for the people and land I love so dearly.
In fact, I am posting this as an insurance policy.
If anything happens to me or any of my family, it may mean either that the information Silverstein has already posted is too much, or he has revealed more to some of his more enthusiastic supporters.
I’d also be curious to hear what Jillian York, director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (an organization dedicated to protecting free speech online and protecting the rights of bloggers to remain anonymous) and Silverstein supporter, has to say about this.
Silverstein may believe he has somehow ‘won” G-d knows-what with this latest post, but in fact he has proven how he represents the antithesis of Tikun Olam (Repairing/healing the world) which he claims is his mission. Someone who claims to want to make the world a better place does not out anonymous bloggers, especially knowing they have young childen.
He calls this “self-pitying nonsense.” I call it reality.
For the record, I knew something like this could happen, especially after my damning post proving Silverstein’s shoddy fact-checking. Granted, I am not thrilled about this, but I was willing to go ahead with my post anyway. And I will, G-d willing, continue to expose those like Silverstein in future and do my damndest to educate people about this conflict.
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