Wednesday, December 1, 2010

For those who are friends of Israel, Naomi Ragen's newsletter is a must

I think anyone who cares about Israel should subscribe to Naomi Ragen's newsletter, that you can receive in your e-mail [I have supplied information at the end of piece].  Naomi is a brilliant American born novelist who has lived in Jerusalem since 1971.  You will see more information about Israel than you will see anywhere in the MSM and you will see it first.    Here is today's newsletter:

Dear Friends,
What, you haven't heard about this?  No newspaper has picked it up?  Thomas
hasn't written an informed and reasoned opinion piece about the
fact that Fatah (this is the supposed 'negotiating partner' the 'moderates'
unlike the Hamas 'bad guys' in Gaza, remember?) wants the Jewish State to
not be Jewish?  Why, you may ask yourself, is this amazing information not
being trumpeted?  My guess is it  is inconvenient to those determined to
push a 'peace plan' down Israel's throat, even if her partner has declared
in no uncertain terms that the only peace they will accept is that of the
end of the Jewish State.
Please inform whoever you think might be interested.
All the best,
Fatah Declares Refusal to Recognize Israel as Jewish State, Opposes Land
Swap Formula - Khaled Abu Toameh (Jerusalem Post)
• The Fatah Revolutionary Council concluded its fifth convention in Ramallah
over the weekend by declaring its refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish
state. "The council affirms its rejection of the so-called Jewish state or
any other formula that could achieve this goal," said a statement issued by
the council.
• The statement said that the Fatah council was categorically opposed to
proposals for a land swap between Israel and the Palestinians.
• "The council salutes President Mahmoud Abbas for adhering to the basic
rights, first and foremost the right of return for Palestinian refugees,"
the statement said. "Also, the council salutes President Abbas for standing
up against pressure aimed at resuming the peace talks without achieving the
demands of the Palestinians."
• Abbas told the Fatah leaders that he ruled out the possibility of
returning to the negotiating table without a full cessation of construction
in settlements and east Jerusalem.
    See also Press Ignores Fatah's Hard-Line Declarations - Editorial
(Jerusalem Post)
• The vast majority of news outlets have so far refrained from reporting at
all on Fatah's hard-line declarations. While news media usually respond
quickly and amply to steps taken by Israel that are perceived as potentially
detrimental to the peace process, the silent treatment of the Fatah
decisions reflects a media norm, in which Palestinian incitement and
intransigence is often downplayed or completely ignored.
• When news reporters and editors fail to give the proper space to
revelations of Palestinian extremism and intransigence, they help perpetuate
prejudices against Israel. In this case it hurts the peace process by
untenably misrepresenting the imperative for compromise by the Palestinian
leadership and their public, thereby dooming hopes for negotiated progress.

Prepared for the
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
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Bamabelle said...


I wanted to subscribe to this newsletter but the link above takes me to a "404" page - not found.

I wanted to call that to your attention. I won't post my email info here. I will try back later.

God Bless You

Big Mike said...

Thank you for bringing to my attention... the first link is good to her web site, but the second link shouldn't be a link, it is her e-mail address that you just submit to her with a blank message and she will send your her newsletter. Thanks again, Michael