APPAF Newsletter 12-31-2015

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

From The USA

FP: The Unbearable Lightness of America’s War Against the Islamic State. If Washington were really serious about defeating terrorism, it would have an entirely different playbook.


CNN: NSA Israel, Congress spying report makes waves for 2016 field


HAARETZ: Wall Street Journal: U.S. Spied on Netanyahu During Iran Deal Talks. Obama reportedly maintained NSA monitoring of Netanyahu on ‘national security’ grounds, with congressional blessing, long after Snowden leaks; Israeli military intelligence gave NSA tech later discovered to be spyware.


The American Conservative: Two, Three, Many Chalabis Posted By Emma Ashford


Antiwar: State Dept Brags of Bringing ‘Peace’ to Syria Posted By Jason Ditz


VT: U.S. Officials: Russia Defeated NWO Agents and Satanists in 2015 By Jonas E. Alexis. U.S. official: “I think it’s indisputable that the Assad regime, with Russian military support, is probably in a safer position than it was.”


VT: Russia FM names two Syrian opposition groups Moscow considers terrorists


BDS: BDS in 2015: Seven ways our movement broke new ground against Israeli settler-colonialism and apartheid


Strategic Culture: Two Mainstream US ‘Journalists’ Provide Stenographic ‘News’ Report – US Anti-Russia Propaganda

From ISRAEL

***** AH Tribune: “What is Israel supposed to do?” BY MIKO PELED


INDEPENDENT: Ban Ki-moon says wave of violence in Israel and the West Bank ‘bred from decades of Israeli occupation’
Israel’s ambassador to the UN responded by saying there was ‘no justification for terrorism’


JPost: Column One: Israel’s homegrown enemies By CAROLINE B. GLICK. By falsely accusing the state of committing torture, right-wing terrorism apologists are advancing the cause of terrorists just as Breaking the Silence advances the cause of Palestinian terrorists.


COMMENTARYMAGAZINE: Even Amira Hass Is too ‘Zionist’ by Evelyn Gordon


JPost: VIDEO: Israel likens Palestinian incitement to Nazi propaganda By JPOST.COM STAFF. The 49-second clip, which is titled “Nazi Propaganda returns in Palestinian incitement,” shows anti-Semitic cartoons that were used in Europe to foment anti-Jewish animus .


MONDOWEISS: Israeli ambassador flings Nazi label at Israeli leaders, after latest authoritarian step By Philip Weiss, Israel’s ambassador to Switzerland, Yigal Caspi, posts an image and quotation of Nazi Hermann Goering on his Facebook page to warn Israel about what it’s becoming. As Israel seems to be imploding, the only question is what American leaders will do to speak out for Palestinian rights


Brazil and Israel square off in diplomatic showdown over settler envoy By Annie Robbins. Brazil is not interested in having a right wing settler envoy as Israel’s ambassador and Israel won’t take “No” for an answer. A diplomatic crisis has been unfolding between the two countries since last August when Netanyahu publicly announced the appointment of Dani Dayan, the former head the Yesha Council from 2007 to 2013, as Israel’s next ambassador to Brazil — without first consulting the Brazilian Foreign Ministry

From PALESTINE

Antiwar: Israel: New Eastern Settlement Plans ‘Invalid’ Posted By Jason Ditz


Palestine Chronicle: What is BDS? Haidar Eid Explains from Gaza (VIDEO)


Palestine Chronicle: Arrested Adolescence: On the Interrupted Development of Palestinian Minors in Prison by Samah Jabr


Palestine Chronicle: Why is the Canadian Media Ignoring Evidence of 1948 Massacres? By Dan Freeman-Maloy


JPost: Palestinian Authority rejects possibility of Turkish rule in Gaza By KHALED ABU TOAMEH. “President Recep Tayyip Erdogan knows very well that the Gaza Strip is part of the Palestinian territories and not an independent republic,” says senior Fatah official close to Abbas.


HAARETZ: Meet Daniel Pinner – an Extremist West Bank Settler. He wrote a hate poem about Yitzhak Rabin, went to prison for shooting and injuring an Arab and is an admirer of Yaakov Teitel and Baruch Goldstein. Meet Daniel Pinner, an extreme right-wing activist from the settlement of Kfar Tapuah


MONDOWEISS: Remembering Dr. Adel Yahya: How a pioneer of Palestinian oral history taught me to listen By Heidi Morrison
Heidi Morrison remembers Dr. Adel Yahya, the founder and director of PACE, the Palestinian Association for Cultural Exchange. She writes, “Adel was a master oral historian, having recorded and archived hundreds of interviews with Palestinian refugees living in camps as far away as Lebanon and Jordan. He was also a master at teaching others, like me, to do the same.”

COMMENTARIES

REUTERS: Seized documents reveal Islamic State’s Department of ‘War Spoils’.


VT: Will Biden Take Along These Videos When He Meets With Erdogan?


VT: CIA-Mossad Party Animal Caught in Iraq


VT: Lyin’ for Zion: Pro-Israel media incites genocide By Kevin Barrett by Press TV. Who’s afraid of the big bad Zionist, Charlie Wolf? Not me.


VT: US hated for kowtowing to genocidal Zionists: Kevin Barrett (Press TV debate vs. Zionist Lee Kaplan). By Kevin Barrett. Watch my debate with Lee Kaplan at PressTV.ir


WSJ: U.S. Spy Net on Israel Snares Congress NSA’s targeting of Israeli leaders swept up the content of private conversations with U.S. lawmakers

VT: Shot in the Foot, Russia Today’s Gaff on NSA Spying By Gordon Duff,


VT: Middle East still rocking from first world war pacts made 100 years ago. The agreements that shaped the region may be forgotten in the west, but in the Middle East their significance still looms large


***** NewDawnMagazine: Manipulations & Mind Games: The Secret Battle to Control How We Think By KINGSLEY DENNIS— {That is where devious special interests groups like Zionists belong}


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