The Latest News from the US, Israel and Palestine
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This newsletter provides what is missing in the US mainstream media and what the American public needs to learn about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
Note: Opinions and views expressed by the authors of the articles in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect those of APPAF
AARETZ: Netanyahu Suspends Contact With EU Over Israel-Palestinian Peace Process. Israel’s Foreign Ministry ordered to ‘reassess’ EU involvement with Palestinians after decision to label West Bank goods; ‘decision is almost completely devoid of any real significance,’ official says.
MONDOWEISS: David Grossman’s love letter to Israel, warts and all by Claire Paddock. Israeli novelist David Grossman is a face of liberal Zionism around the world. Yet his 2008 novel To the End of the Land fails as a love letter to Israel; it is nationalistic and treats Arabs as animalistic
MONDOWEISS: In the ‘NYT,’ fear of Trump’s police state By Philip Weiss. Israeli rage over the media’s treatment of Palestinian violence suggests that an understanding of the violence of the Israeli occupation is at last penetrating a wide U.S. audience
MONDOWEISS: Golem and Big Brother by Abba Solomon. Israel now is selling tested police technologies and methods to the world, an ironic development for a movement founded by members who knew well of the Czar’s and the Bolshevik secret police, and who feared the Cossack’s sword. A review of Jeff Halper’s new book.
MONDOWEISS: ‘NYT’ and ‘Newsweek’ need to fact-check their propagandists by Philip Weiss. Pro-Israel rabbi Shmuley Boteach says in the New York Times that recent stabbing attacks have killed “scores” of Israeli Jews. At that time they had killed 15. Why should you trust him?
MONDOWEISS: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People: An indigenous rights perspective By Ahmad Moussa. In 1977 the UN General Assembly designated November 29 as a day for Annual Observance for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The time has come where the world needs to recognize this day for what it is — A day in solidarity with indigenous peoples and indigenous rights and most importantly recognizing the indigeneity of the Palestinian struggle
This newsletter provides what is missing in the US mainstream media and what the American public needs to learn about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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