APPAF Newsletter 04-09-2017

April 09, 2017

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 to answer and protect its needs.

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

TRUNEWS: The Truth About President Trump’s Syrian Missile Strike

Antiwar: Trump Betrays Trumpism: Syria in the Crosshairs Posted By Justin Raimondo

The Ugly Truth: Only 23 out of 59 US missiles hit target, damage is “laughable” – Syrian officer By Fort Russ News – RusVesna – translated by J. Arnoldski

TICH: Syria: New U.S. Air Support On Request Scheme For Al-Qaeda By Moon Of Alabama. On this day one hundred years ago the U.S. joined World War I. Last night the U.S. attacked a Syrian government airport in an openly hostile and intentional manner. The strike established a mechanism by which al-Qaeda can “request” U.S. airstrikes on Syrian government targets. It severely damaged the main support base for Syria’s fight against the Islamic State in eastern Syria. The event will possibly lead to a much larger war.-

ICH: The Impending Clash Between the U.S. and Russia By Mike Whitney. President Donald Trump’s missile attack on the Shayrat Airfield in Western Syria was a poorly planned display of imperial muscle-flexing that had the exact opposite effect of what was intended. While the attack undoubtedly lifted the morale of the jihadists who have been rampaging across the country for the last six years, it had no military or strategic value at all. The damage to the airfield was very slight and there is no reason to believe it will impact the Syrian Army’s progress on the ground.

ICH: Act Now for Peace By Mark Gaffney. Our country has just attacked a nation, Syria, that did nothing to us. It is raw blatant aggression. US warmongers have won again.

ALTRIGHT: Trump Train Derailed: Sells Out to Neocon Globalists & Attacks Syria, RED ICE

Youtube: Trump’s Zionist Backflip on Syria [GREATER ISRAEL PROJECT]

Youtube: Fmr. U.S. Ambassador On Syria: Donald Trump’s Response Is ‘Hard To Take’ | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Youtube: Paul Craig Roberts “It’s OVER For Trump. Anti-Russian Neocons Are In Charge. Business As Usual.”

Youtube: Paul Craig Roberts “The Us Gives Billions To Israel, Which They Use To Buy Our Elections!”

Youtube: Paul Craig Roberts 2017 Paul Craig Roberts: Washington’s Path to War with Russia

Global Research: In the Wake of US Airstrikes, A Message to President Trump From Homs, Syria…By Janice Kortkamp

Global Research: Trump Bombs Syria –and Obliterates His Anti-Interventionist Promises
By Ghada Chehade, Ghada’s SoapBox {Life inside the Zionists’ Dungeon}

Global Research: Syria: Trump’s Bush-Obama WMD Remix By Ulson Gunnar, New Eastern Outlook

Global Research: Washington’s False Flag: United Nations Confirmed that US Supported Syrian “Rebels” Were Using Chemical Weapons By Prof Michel Chossudovsky


The Student bLife: Apartheid Exists in Israel by Students for Justice in Palestine

Y-Net: Why Israel must not intervene in Syria just yet. Op-ed: With all the grief over the loss of lives, especially of innocent children, Israel should weigh its options carefully and responsibly and ask itself whether its strategic and tactical situation has changed in light of Tuesday’s suspected chemical attack, and whether it requires a ground invasion or ‘noisy’ Air Force strikes against Assad’s army. By Yossi Yehoshua

Y-Net: Google discovers ‘Israeli’ spy app designed to hack smartphones

MONDOWEISS: The liberal double standard on boycotting North Carolina and boycotting Israel By Philip Weiss

LA Times: Many in Israel cheer U.S. attack on Syria as a welcome sign of a more assertive key ally Many in Israel cheer U.S. attack on Syria as a welcome sign of a more assertive key ally Many in Israel cheer U.S. attack on Syria as a welcome sign of a more assertive key ally by Joshua Mitnick

JPost: Should Israelis be happy about Trump’s missile strike? By RON KAMPEAS/JTA. Here are some reasons why Israelis are backing the strike – and some reasons why it might not be so simple.


IMEMC: This Week in Palestine Week 14 2017

TRUNEWS: War: Russia advocating to give East Jerusalem to Palestine

IMEMC: Scores Join Freedom March “Stop Annexing the Jordan Valley”

IMEMC: Empire Files Rewind: Inside Palestine’s Refugee Camps

MONDOWEISS: It’s 7-0 against BDS on ‘New York Times’ op-ed page By Adam Johnson

IMEMC: ISM Report: Israeli Forces Threaten Palestinian Acitvists’ Families With House Demolitions

abcNEWS: Eyewitness says Syrian military anticipated U.S. raid By HAIDER NEWMANI and Alex Hosenball

abcNEWS: ANALYSIS: 5 political takeaways after the Syria strike By Devin Dwyer, JUSTIN FISHEL and Arlette Saenz

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs: U.S. Attacks Syrian Airfield

ICH: US Attack On Syria Was Largely Symbolic By The Saker. I have an important update: based on Russian sources, including video footage and the reports of one Russian journalist on the ground, Evgenii Poddubnyi, it has become clear that the US strike was largely symbolic. Here is the evidence:
The Russians were given a warning which they, of course, passed on to the Syrians. The Americans must have assumed that this would happen.. The Syrian airbase was lightly damaged: a few number of aircraft were damaged or destroyed, but many of these were in repairs and could not fly. Fuel storage tanks were destroyed. A number of aircraft bunkers were damage or destroyed. A few barracks were also destroyed.
There were 6 or 7 casualties, which is very little. Crucially, the runways did not suffer. Trump is now a war criminal and the USA a rogue state (again)..

ICH: Poodle Trump Runs With Dogs of War By Finian Cunningham. In order to survive the pressure over “Russian stooge” allegations, Trump is throwing some meat to the US War Party.

ICH: Trump Has Surrendered – Will Putin Be The Next? By Paul Craig Roberts. US Secretary of State Tillerson has warned Russia that steps are underway to remove Syrian president Assad. Trump agrees.

Youtube: The Greater Israel Project

Youtube: BETRAYAL! Is this Why Trump just Bombed Syria?

Richie Allen Show: Exclusive: David Icke Analyses Donald Trump’s Missile Attack On Syria.

Global Research: Donald Trump Is An International Law Breaker
By Colonel W. Patrick Lang, Sic Semper Tyrannis

Global Research: Syria: UN Mission Report Confirms that “Opposition” Rebels Used Chemical Weapons against Civilians and Government Forces By Carla Stea

Global Research: “The Civilized World” Strikes Again. Trump, A Complete Puppet of the Military Industrial Complex By Jim Miles

Global Research: Trump Doesn’t Intend to Keep Any of His Campaign Promises
By Anna Jaunger, Inside Syria Media Center   {It seems that lies are a very important political tool of public deception to climb to the US presidency}

Global Research: False Flags and the Trump Administration: Expect an Erratic Flip-Flop Foreign Policy, a Return to Gunboat Diplomacy and More Illegal Wars of Aggression
By Dr. Rodrigue Tremblay

US News: Lawmakers Say Proof Lacking Before Trump Bombed Syria. The speed of Trump’s reaction concerns some in Congress. By Steven Nelson,

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