APPAF Newsletter 11-30-2015

The Latest News from the US, Israel and Palestine

A well-educated and informed public is best equipped to practice democracy and to hold its representatives responsible and accountable.

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

USA

Global Research: Turkish Follies, NATO-Russia Standoff, and the Fate of Syria By Michael Welch, Prof. Tim Anderson, and Christopher Black


Global Research: Obama’s War on Truth. USAF Drone Operators “Who Blew the Whistle” By Craig Murray


PRESS TV: Obama accepted $1.3mn in gifts from Saudis in 2014: Report


Middle East Briefing: US Global Retreat-Russia and Iran Advance.


Middle East Briefing: US Intelligence Grapples with `Humint’ Dilemma .


LobeLog: Is John Kerry an Anti-Semite?


LobeLog: The Middle East: What Does the US Really Need? by Robert E. Hunter.

LobeLog: American Nativism and the Newest Surge in Xenophobia by Paul R. Pillar

ISRAEL

WashPost: ‘Blessings of Israel’: Settlers find new ways to label products after E.U. decision


LobeLog: Old Settlement Wine in New Peacemaking Bottles by Mitchell Plitnick.


LA Times: A diplomatic brouhaha erupts over ‘Made in Israel’ labels


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

PALESTINE

Palestine Chronicle: Abbas Described as a ‘Precious Coin’ by IDF Officer


PNN: November 29th: international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people.


Brazilian President: Lack of Peaceful Solution to Palestinian Cause Undermines Peace .


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

COMMENTARIES

Global Research: “Jointly Combating International Terrorism”: François Hollande in Moscow with Vladimir Putin
By President Vladimir Putin and François Hollande


Global Research: Breaking International Law in Syria. US-NATO’s “Humanitarian Air Strikes” By Sharmine Narwani


Global Research “Humanitarian Supplies” for the Islamic State (ISIS): NATO’s Terror Convoys Halted at Syrian Border
By Tony Cartalucci


Global Research: History of US-NATO’s “Covert War” on Syria: Daraa March 2011 By Prof. Tim Anderson


Global Research: Turkey: The Price of Stubbornness and State Complicity in Acts of Terrorism By Alexander Sotnichenko, Oriental Review


Global Research: Video: Geopolitical Review, Ukraine, Syria and the “War on Terrorism” By South Front


Middle East Briefing: The Potentially Uncontrollable Consequences of Shooting Down Russia’s Jet Over Syria


ANTIOCHIAN.ORG: Newly Published: Broken Promises and White House Meetings by Metropolitan Philip and Dr. Najib Saliba


Oikl-Price.Net: Oil prices and the Syrian civil war By STEVE AUSTIN for OIL-PRICE.NET,………….


“Practical Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse”

This newsletter provides what is missing in the US mainstream media and what the American public needs to learn about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

It follows the Admonitions of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson:
“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people” – John Adams – Second US President
“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” Thomas Jefferson

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