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Blogger Richard Silverstein Condones Murder of The Salomons

Regular readers already know what a vile person blogger Richard Silverstein is. After all, you don’t earn the moniker DouchebloggerTM helping little old ladies across the street. And sometimes it is easy to forget this since he actually looks like a little old lady you’d help across the street.

But he has reminded us just how beyond the pale he is, with this tweet only days after Yosef Salomon (70), Chaya Salomon (46) and Elad Salomon (36) were butchered in Halamish, located in Samaria (and thus considered a “settlement”)

Screenshot in case he deletes the tweet

Excerpt of the article to which he objects:

I still can’t quite believe I am writing this: I thought the ten commandments and the canons of other major creeds had covered it well enough. Thou Shalt Not Kill.

But it seems that I missed the memo from some quarters of leftist activism and pro-Palestinians social media actors (including from some of my fellow academics) that murdering settlers at Shabbat dinner is only…sort of…wrong.

As the initial logic of a larger camp of activists goes, Jewish-Israeli settlers are just soldiers of state expansion in Sabbath attire, carrying out ethnic cleansing even without the army uniform, destroying the dignity and potential sovereignty of the Palestinian people in plain sight, and so don’t need IDF camouflage attire. (There were even some echoes of these ideas in a recent Haaretz op-ed.)

For some, the farthermost reaches of this argument arrives at the point that a family of ten sitting down to a festive meal is fair game for slaughter. After all, today settlers are barely viewed as human beings to many on the left and blamed as the sole obstacle to peace in the occupied territories.

I never thought I would need to put this to paper but here it is: human rights aren’t only for the politically-correct people of the planet. The inalienable freedom not to be murdered in your kitchen as you sit down to dinner with your family applies to all. There is no moral or political justification for wanton slaughter. One’s political beliefs have no bearing on the fundamental entitlement to life and safety. Settlers, too, are human beings with human rights. [Full stop.]

I hope that Omar al-Abed, the Palestinian terrorist, will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and that others in his community who may be inspired by these acts will know the crushing force of judicial and social recrimination.

Now for the inevitable accusation that I’ve drunk the settler Kool-Aid: Believing that all human beings – even those with controversial ideologies – deserve equal protection doesn’t mean one subscribes to ultra-nationalist politics. You are lying to yourself if you say you are a liberal but don’t actually think all peoples are deserving of the same dispensations; that the lives of Yosef, Chaya, and Elad Salomon are somehow less worthy than other lives in the West Bank.

Moreover, for those of us concerned about the human rights of Palestinians in the occupied territories, it is sheer hypocrisy to decry the death and disenfranchisement of a population under occupation on a daily basis, while turning a blind (even benevolent) eye to terrorists that would do the same to their neighbors in their own homes.

Silverstein is clearly taking issue with the idea that the Salomons and others living in Judea and Samaria deserve not to be slaughtered.

Or in other words: he thinks they deserved to be slaughtered.

I have meticulously documented most of Silverstein’s nastiness and moral bankruptcy over the years. But with this latest tweet, he has reached rock bottom.

And why am I bothering with him? Because he deserves to be shamed and made even more toxic to any news outlet than he already is.

13 thoughts on “Blogger Richard Silverstein Condones Murder of The Salomons”

  1. All humans have human rights. That’s why they are called HUMAN rights. Just goes to show that these anti-Israel morons are not really for human rights at all.

  2. Norman_In_New_York

    Your shaming of him will not affect his relationship with Press TV, which is to fake news what Einstein was to relativity.

  3. While over the years I have had several issues with elements of Israeli policy it’s clearly a travesty to suggest that anybody doesn’t have human rights. Even accepting the view of the settlements being illegal that doesn’t make attacking the people in them at all justifiable. This is the sort of logic that keeps this whole conflict going, it stops mattering who you’re hurting or why, it’s just a case of lashing out at the “enemy”. It’s an endless cycle of tit-for-tat.

  4. mrharmonicaman

    Aren’t Arabs settlers too? I mean they spread out from Arabia and colonized a shit ton of the world by settling in non Arabia locations. And if it is ok to kill settlers…

    1. Great Point. All you have do do is ask yourself, how do the Arabs have 22 countries when all the Arabs come from 1 country.” Saudi Arabia.
      How did the Arabs get all of North Africa from the Berbers in the 7th century?
      I’m talking about what is today Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya.

      Look at the Blacks in Sudan, Mauritania, Somalia and Djibouti.
      How did those people become Arab?
      Its called Mohammad and his Jihad armies in the 7th century invaded and took the entire Mideast and North Africa and forced everyone they defeated to be Islamic and Arab.

      The real problem is global Arab/Moslem insistence to spread hate, violence, wars, terrorism, lies, false accusations against Jews and reducing Jews to subhumans or second class citizens – slaves or servants – without any human rights.

      Just ask the Yazidis, Kurds, Coptics, Berbers, Western Sahara and Black Christians of Sudan, Chaldeans and Assyrians who live under the Arabs.

  5. The guy regularly interviews with Press TV the station of the lunatic mullahs of Iran and defends Iran all the time. The Iran that collaborates with Assad to butcher hundreds of thousands of Syrians. This guy has no morals a tall. In addition, he actually knows NOTHING about Israel. does not speak the language, has no clue what Israelis talk about, what the security threats are. He is just a piece of garbage.

  6. actually, its thou shalt not murder
    and the torah and the 10 commandments (which are out of 613) were only given to the children of israel
    the rest of humanity were given the noahide laws…which also have, thou shalt not murder
    but nice to know that if a native american kills dickie, he wont want that person punished as he is an illegal settler

    1. I fell off my chair reading that the Palestinian Arab daily printed in Hebrew actually humanized a settler family! Dickie Silverstein thought Haaretz went too far.

      That says a great deal more about Silverstein than it does in this instance – about the Haaretz op-ed in favor of human rights for settlers.

      Silverstein is a lout who can’t stand finding a kind word to say about people he loathes.

  7. How stupid of him!

    Here I thought liberals championed human rights for criminals; even if you accept Silverstein’s argument (which I emphatically do not) that settlers are criminals, they’re still human beings.

    Unless they’re Jews. Silverstein shows himself to be a Nazi at heart.

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