Aussie Dave is David H. Lange. Now, there I’ve said it. It’s been a long time coming, Dave. I hope you’re ready for your closeup. Dave was proud that he snared me in a trap he set inducing me to report a fake identity that he’d devised. What he didn’t bargain for was that someone (not me) would be so offended by his shenanigans that he outed him. So here’s what I know: his home address and phone, his wife’s name, her website. I’ve seen pictures of him, his wife, his kids. I know where his parents live/d in Australia. But all that doesn’t matter and I’m not going to publish it. Just to ensure that I do know this information, I’ll confirm that he lives in the Givat Sharett neighborhood of Beit Shemesh. I’ve displayed his photo because he displays several of me without my permission. I should add that years ago when he complained that I displayed a photo of him in which he was masked, I removed it.
Dave’s Facebook account was until very recently publicly accessible. Appears to be no longer. Wonder what Lange was afraid of. So do be careful, Dave and follow the TOS in future or we’ll be able to tell Facebook who you really are and what your real FB account is.
Lange claims I’ve endangered his family by seeking to publish his home address. But that’s really self-pitying nonsense. He omits the fact that my address, phone, wife’s employer and work phone are published explicitly at his site. Dave doesn’t believe in the old saying: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Dave thinks it’s cool to out his enemies but he squeals like a pig when someone does it to him.
The information used to find him is all in the public domain. No others forms of investigation were used than Google and the internet. Dave and his supporters may be tempted to dream up some twisted form of revenge. I’m holding information in abeyance to tame their passions.
As my post written earlier today confirms, Lange and Dave Brotsky of JIDF have engaged in a massive hasbara effort to infiltrate Palestinian Facebook groups and goad members into pro-terror statements which could be used to close down the groups. This is an overt violation of Facebook Terms of Service. I think what Lange needs is a big dose of transparency and honesty to make him realize that he can’t stand behind his former opacity and anonymity. People now know who he is. If he continues breaking rules and acting the role of agent provocateur, at least we now know who to blame and can put a name and face to his misdeeds.
Silverstein has published Tikun Olam since 2003, It exposes the secrets of the Israeli national security state. He lives in Seattle, but his heart is in the east. He publishes regularly at Middle East Eye, the New Arab, and Jacobin Magazine. His work has also appeared in Al Jazeera English, The Nation, Truthout and other outlets.