For a long time now I have been defending Israel and my fellow Jews online, primarily via this blog, but also on social media, especially Twitter.
In accordance with the old addage “the best defense is a good offense”, I have gone after scum and villainy who defame my people, pointing out their libels and antisemitism where relevant. It should be noted I have always done so within the law.
This has come at a personal cost. Unlike organizations like Canary Mission, I am not fully anonymous. Sure, I have not posted using my real name, but there is a trail from this site back to my real identity, which the vile Israel hater Richard Silverstein has posted online, and which has been picked up by his fellow haters. He has also posted where I live, as well as my employer.
Besides threats of violence, these haters have also tried time and again to harm my livelihood, contacting my employer with the express aim to get me fired from my job. Of course, expressing my personal views online is clearly no crime or something I can get fired for, but they have also libeled me, claiming among other things, I am a pedophile, child abuser, misogynist and hacker. Mocking my wife’s struggle with cancer has been a cherry on top of their poison cake.
In the latest example of this campaign, antisemitic Kristine Doyle, has reacted to my expose of her clear-cit Jew hate, by publishing my details. And guess who is assisting her?
— Tikun Olam (@richards1052) September 24, 2016
He has also been giving her advice when she revealed she wants my site taken down.
There is no way Silverstein is unaware this woman is an outright Jew hater. The title of my post is very clear, and you’d think he would have a look at her timeline and see the kinds of hate she is disseminating. Like this:
Then again, when even J Street sees you as a nasty hater, it is not that surprising.
— J Street (@jstreetdotorg) August 24, 2011
Well, I have a message for these nasty people:
I will not stand down. I will not be intimidated.
I will continue to expose their lies and hate. I might be dealing with their viciousness on top of my wife’s illness, but they have picked on the wrong guy.
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