A friend of mine I met through this blog, who works for a national Jewish organization attended the recent Netroots Nation conference. There he met Alex Thurston, founder of The Seminal, a news analysis site devoted to independent commentary on politics and media:
…We take world events into greater consideration than do many Americans political blogs – that is, we treat international news as having its own value and interest beyond just how it affects America.
Alex was looking to expand his site’s coverage of the Middle East and asked if my friend wanted to write for him. For various reasons, that didn’t seem appropriate, but he graciously recommended me to Alex.
The result is a new affiliation I’ll be having with The Seminal starting today. They’ve cross-posted one of my posts about the Free Gaza Movement voyage to break the Gaza blockade. I’ll be blogging there once a week. I really appreciate the possibility of expanding my audience and exposing new readers to my perspective on the I-P conflict.
David A.M. Wilensky says
That’s so exciting! It’s nice to see good things happen for your favorite bloggers.
Richard Silverstein says
@David A.M. Wilensky: Why thank you and back at ya mate!
Jason Rosenbaum says
We’re very glad to have you on board!
Jeanne Capozzoli says
With your extraordinary education and knowledge about Middle East affairs, particularly the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, you will help to inform those of us who need a greater depth of understanding in this difficult area.
Mike Seth says
The Seminal is really an excellent site. It’s really how modern Internet journalism should be. Congratulations and you better live up to the name.