APPAF Newsletter 04-14-2017

April 14, 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

Washington Blog: MIT Rocket Scientist: White House Claims on Syria Chemical Attack “Cannot Be True” by Robert Barsocchini


Youtube: US report on Idlib attack ‘misinterprets evidence’, ‘politically motivated – professor


Truthdig: Dereliction of Duty, Redux By Scott Ritter


TPM: Donald Trump Vows ‘We’re Not Going Into Syria’ (VIDEO)


ICH: 1983 CIA Document Reveals Plan To Destroy Syria, Foreshadows Current Crisis By Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge


ICH: Lavrov, Tillerson Press Conference After Talks in Moscow. Video – (FULL) Differences remain as top US diplomat Rex Tillerson meets Russian leader Vladimir Putin and counterpart Sergey Lavrov.
Tillerson reiterated Washington’s position that Assad must eventually relinquish power


ICH: Is That Armageddon Over The Horizon? By Paul Craig Roberts. The insouciance of the Western world is extraordinary. It is not only Americans who permit themselves to be brainwashed by CNN, MSNBC, NPR, the New York Times and Washington Post, but also their counterparts in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan, who rely on the war propaganda machine that poses as a media. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39573526       { the archaic feudal system is a live and functional, albeit in a different form}


SHADOW PROOF: An Essential And Critical Conversation On Trump’s Hasty Decision To Attack Syria


SHADOW PROOF: Questioning The Narrative Around Alleged Chemical Attack In Syria Is Not Fringe


The DURAN: CONFIRMED: US sharply cuts air operations in Syria fearing Russian missiles By Alexander Mercouris. US sharply reduces air operations in Syria because of presence of Russian missiles after Moscow closes hotline.


skyNEWS: Trump rules out US ground troops in Syria ahead of talks in Russia. The US president admits he was motivated to launch cruise missiles at Syria after seeing children dead in their fathers’ arms.


RAWSTORY: ‘The goal is to destabilize Syria’: Sean Spicer baffles reporters with Trump’s Middle East policy By David Edwards


RT: Russia vetoes West’s ‘misconceived’ Syria resolution at UN Security Council


Daily Caller: Pentagon Casts Doubt On AP Report Claiming Russia Knew About Syrian Chemical Attack by Kaitlan Collins, White House Correspondent


Global Research; Breaking: US- Led Coalition Airstrikes against ISIS Held Chemical Weapons Depot, Hundreds Killed By Global Research News

From ISRAEL

RT: Israeli defense chief ‘wouldn’t be surprised if somebody assassinates Iranian president’


FPIF: The Neocons Are Almost Giddy Over Trump’s Syria Strike. The Neocons Are Almost Giddy Over Trump’s Syria Strike. Many architects of the Iraq War openly hope Trump will go further in pursuing regime change in Syria — and then Iran. By Jim Lobe


The Media Line: Spicer’s Holocaust Remark Not Going Away; Reported Apology to Adelson Adds Fuel to the Fire By Michael Friedson


The Ugly Truth: Rivlin slams Haaretz column for ‘defamation,’ ‘vast hatred’


TRUE NEWS: Genie Oil: The Syria, Goldman Sachs, Israel, ISIS connection


Algemeiner: Amid Regional Meltdown, Israel Must Avoid Concessions

From PALESTINE

FPIF: Foreign Policy In Focus : The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Is Over. What’s Needed Now is a Boycott? With the U.S. now firmly in the pro-settler camp, nonviolent campaigns to impose a cost on Israel’s occupation matter more than ever. By Mike Merryman-Lotze,      {Palestinians live in the comfort zone of corrupt US politics and diplomacy. They are naïve, gullible and ignorant about how the United States political and diplomatic process work. Instead of seeking the US administration and congress, they have to work on the American public that is being brainwashed by the Zionist media and Hollywood. It is the American public that elects the US president and Congress. It is a tedious protracted process to gain the American public to the Palestinian side, but it is the only hope for getting the US to help solve the Palestinian Problem}


The Media Line: Battle against Britain’s 1917 Balfour Declaration High on Palestinian Agenda By Michael Friedson


Al Monitor: Palestinians make peace process a group effort


The Ugly Truth: How They Do It– ‘The Persecution of Christians (by Islam) is a Jewish problem’


DESERTPEACE: TURNING HATRED TO TOLERANCE IN JERUSALEM. After finding anti-Arab slogans spray-painted near a Jerusalem park, which has come to symbolize peaceful coexistence, residents were not content with the mere removal of the hateful graffiti calling for Arabs to ‘go home’ and for ‘revenge’, resolving to head for the park to make signs bearing messages against bigotry and racism; ‘We want to live in peace and harmony.’


+972: The endgame lurking behind Netanyahu’s new settlement policy. Netanyahu’s new settlement policy doesn’t just pave the way for massive construction in the West Bank — it also, with the blessing of a right-wing U.S. president, risks freezing Palestinians out of the diplomatic process entirely.
By Mitchell Plitnick

COMMENTARIES

A Quick Turnaround Assessment of the White House Intelligence Report. About the Nerve Agent Attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria. By Theodore A. Postol, Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


ICH: A World in Turmoil, Thank You Mr. Trump! By Philip Giraldi. The U.S. government Is the “foreign relations equivalent of a sociopath – a country indifferent to the rules.


ICH: Trump Withholds Syria-Sarin Evidence. Despite President Trump’s well-known trouble with the truth, his White House now says “trust us” on its Syrian-sarin charges while withholding the proof that it claims to have, reports Robert Parry. The flight was launched in Jordan from a Saudi-Israeli special operations base for supporting Syrian rebels.         {Winston’s Churchill plans for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is in full implementation. Nothing is discarded}.


ICH: Trump Doctrine: Zero Tolerance to Enemies and International Law By Finian Cunningham. “SCF” – Donald Trump’s order to blast Syria with a barrage of Tomahawk missiles which resulted in the massacre of civilians, including children, was not only a criminal act of aggression. It seems to be aimed at defining a Trump Doctrine for his presidency. That doctrine could be labelled thus: shoot first and don’t dare ask any questions. The world is being served notice that the US is a rogue state of the most reckless proportions.     {Remember the Bush Doctrine. “If you are not with us you are automatically against us”}


ICH: Trump, Chocolate Cake and 59 Missiles By Frankie Boyle. Nothing more perfectly embodies White America than a 70 year old golfer firing missiles at the Middle East from his country club.


telSUR: Russia Shreds ‘Primitive,’ ‘Inconsistent’ US Stance as Tillerson Leaves Moscow


DW: US missile strike on Syria ‘a violation of international law’. The US has called its attack on an airbase in Syria “a strong signal” for the Assad regime. Legal experts, however, criticized the action. In an interview with DW, international law expert Stefan Talmon explains why.


Global Research: Was Chemical Attack in Syria a “False Flag” to Trigger U.S. War? By Alex Newman, The New American


Global Research: Those Condemning Syria Have Themselves Recently Used Chemical Weapons By Washington’s Blog


Global Research: I Am A Syrian Living in Syria: “It was Never a Revolution nor a Civil War. The Terrorists are sent by your Government” By Mark Taliano

Global Research: Historical Origins of the State: Barbarians at the Gate By Arthur D. Robbins


PRESS TV: US agreed not to repeat Syria strike: Lavrov. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has slammed the recent US missile attack against a Syrian airbase as an act of “provocation” and said that Washington has agreed not to repeat such strikes in the future.

Antiwar: Russia: US Being ‘Primitive and Loutish’ in Syrian Rhetoric Posted By Jason Ditz TRUMP and his followers are run of the mill Americans who are easily brainwashed by the Zionist media}


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