APPAF Newsletter 04-21-2017

April 21, 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

Antiwar: Trump Walks Into Syria Trap Via Fake ‘Intelligence’ Posted By Justin Raimondo       {Is that a plausible quality of president of the United States of America?}


AHTribunw: BY DANIEL HAIPHONG. Has Trump Lost his Battle with the Neo-cons and Neo-Liberals?             {You cannot win a battle when you do not have a strategy}


Counterpunch: A Just Bill for Palestinians Posted By Christian Sorensen


Consortium News: Why Hillary Clinton Really Lost. Exclusive: An insider book on Campaign 2016 reveals a paranoid Hillary Clinton who spied on staff emails after losing in 2008 and carried her political dysfunction into her loss to Donald Trump, writes Robert Parry.


Tom Dispatch: Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Remind Us How This Ends…Posted by Danny Sjursen


Tomgram: Ira Chernus, Love Trumps Domination (Without the Combover) Posted by Ira Chernus


POLITICUSUSA: Trump Secretary Of State Admits Syria Missile Strike Was A Bogus Charade
By Jason Easley. During an interview on ABC’s This Week, Trump Sec. of State Rex Tillerson admitted that the US missile strike on Syria wasn’t intended to damage Assad because the Trump administration is actually working with Assad to defeat ISIS, so the US missile strike was an empty charade.


Alternet: America Is the World’s Biggest Terrorist Organization—Why Is That So Hard to Understand? By Vijay Prashad


VT: The Life of an American Jew in Racist Marxist Israel By Ian Greenhalgh

From ISRAEL

Antiwar: Israel Rules Out Talks With Palestinian Hunger Strikers
Posted By Jason Ditz


FORWARD: Michael Oren Slams New York Times For ‘Journalistic Terrorism’ Over Palestinian Op-Ed By Naomi Zeveloff


Counterpunch: Israel Celebrates 50 Years as Occupier by JONATHAN COOK


Frontpagemag: TIME TO DITCH ISRAEL’S FAKE FRIENDS. Israel doesn’t need to appease J Street and BDS supporters in the American Jewish community.
Lee Bender. It’s getting terribly tiresome hearing and seeing some liberal American Jews complain and harp that Israel is not doing much of anything “to make peace with the Palestinians” and are not acting with “compassion and justice.


BlogCamera: The Post Attacks Israel While Reporting Jerusalem Terror Attack

From PALESTINE

Antiwar: Palestine Retold: Palestine’s Tragic Anniversaries Are Not Only About Remembrance Posted By Ramzy Baroud


Antiwar: When ISIS Is Defeated: Who Will Fill the Intellectual Vacuum in the Arab World? Posted By Ramzy Baroud       {There is no current vacuum to lament. Because rational, logical, analytical and judicious intellect has been lost since the death of Prophet Mohammad}


The Palestine Project: BARGHOUTI: Why we are on Hunger Strike in Israel’s prisons. Marwan Barghouti is best known as the Palestinian Nelson Mandela. He is being held as a political prisoner of Israel along with thousands others. He wrote this op-ed for the New York Times, launching the mass hunger strike inside the jails. However, the NYT only published it in the international edition and omitted it from the US edition. The Times then added an editorial note to the article following Israeli protest. We are posting the original article here especially for readers who didn’t have access to it. By MARWAN BARGHOUTI • New York Times •


Counterpunch: Trump’s Fatal Reality Gap and How the Media Can Close It Posted By James Rose


DESERTPEACE: MUCH ADO ABOUT THE PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKE


HAARETZ: Abbas: Ready to Meet Netanyahu Under Trump’s Patronage in Washington. The U.S. will only decide how to proceed with the peace process following the May 3 White House meeting, Palestinian official says By Barak Ravid, Jack Khoury and Amir Tibon


MAAN News Agency: Palestinian agricultural lands flooded due to leak in Israeli settlement’s sewage pipeline

COMMENTARIES

DAILY CALLER: Pandora’s Box 2020: The Threat Of Routine Nuclear Warfare
By JASON DITZ


Counterpunch: Trump’s Fatal Reality Gap and How the Media Can Close It Posted By James Rose


Counterpunch: Uncle Donald’s Armada Posted By Robert K. Tan


4th Media: World Held Hostage by US Military Madness by Finian Cunningham


4th Media: Report from the UN: The US, UK, France and South Korea Are In Violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by Carla Stea


DISSIDENT Voice: Serving the Rich, Elite and Criminally Insane Capitalists: The Unsilencing of Intellect. Riffing with Intellectual Harbinger of the Anti-Bourgeoise, John Steppling by Paul Haeder


FPIF: What Happened to Restraint? Trump Revs Up the Endless War Machine By Olivia Alperstein


The Unz Review: How to Bring Down the Elephant in the Room THE SAKER


FPIF: There’s No Strategy Behind Trump’s Wars — Only Brute Force By Phyllis Bennis


“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. We hope you never fail to make the connection between APPAF’s reported articles and the cause and effect of the Palestinian problem and the vicious Israeli occupation as its illegitimate heinous perpetrator

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“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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