APPAF Newsletter 05-05-2017

May 05, 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

AHTribune: Saudi Arabia Channels Bulgarian Weapons Transfer to Terrorists in Syria


Safe zones in Syria: Astana’s key to political settlement By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
Working groups will report on proposed zones on May 22, the US is not thus far involved


VT: Abandon hope all ye who enter here – Dante’s Divine Comedy (Part I) By Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould. Dante reads the words “All hope abandon ye who enter here” on Inferno’s entrance. Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate – Before the Tomahawk Missiles start flying between Moscow and New York, Americans had better educate themselves fast about the forces and the people who claim that Russia covered up a Syrian government gas attack on its own people.


VT: Part 2 – How Neocons Push for War by Cooking the Books By Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould. An 1898 cartoon features newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst dressed as a cartoon character of the day, a satire of their papers’ role in drumming up U.S. public opinion for war by Leon Barritt. Most Americans outside of Washington policy circles don’t know about Team B, where it came from or what it did, nor are they aware of its roots in the Fourth International, the Trotskyist branch of the Communist International.


VT: Part 3 – How the CIA created a fake Western reality for ‘Unconventional Warfare’
By Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould. “The Evil Spirits of the Modern Day Press”. Puck US magazine 1888. The odd, psychologically conflicted and politically divisive ideology referred to as Neoconservatism can claim many godfathers. Irving Kristol, father of William Kristol, Albert Wohlstetter, Daniel Bell, Norman Podhoretz and Sidney Hook come to mind and there are many others.


VT: Part 4 – Final Stage of the Machiavellian Elites’ Takeover of America By Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould. From Trotsky to Burnham, from Burnham to Machiavelli and Machiavelli to neoconservatism, the circle of British imperialism closes


VT: Wall Street Journal: Jared Kushner has ties with Goldman Sachs and George Soros
By Jonas E. Alexis. If the Wall Street Journal is correct, then we can say again that Washington is trapped in an ideology that will never turn out to be good for the American people. It will only be good for the Powers That Be


VT: FBI director: I have ‘never’ been anonymous source on Clinton, Trump investigations By Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor


Global Research: Video: Expanded Russian Military Presence in Syria. Russian Advisers Embedded in Syrian Army Units By South Front

From ISRAEL
OpEdNews: Politicizing Anti-Semitism By Lawrence Davidson. The assertion that criticism of Israel is an act of anti-Semitism relies on the assumption that, because Israel describes itself as “a Jewish state,” it represents all Jews. This exaggeration, in turn, seems reasonable due to a broader tendency, most prevalent in the democratic West, to confuse governments and the people they claim authority over.


VT: Shin Bet Spies’ Lives revealed 60 years later By Ian Greenhalgh. In 1952, Shin Bet agents were sent undercover to spy inside Palestinian villages. Keeping their real identities secret, they married Arab women, with whom they had children. Decade later, truth came to light. ‘They tried to forget, but never could,’ mission leader says


VT: Duff on Press TV: Iran Asks for Sequester of Israel’s Nuclear Weapons
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

Lobelog: Greater Israel and the Prospects for Peace in the Middle East by Chas W. Freeman, Jr.


HAARETZ: CIA warned in ’85: Jewish extremists may attack Israeli leaders to thwart peace with Palestinians. U.S. spy agency marked Sharon as the next prime minister, forecast the Palestinian uprising and believed the settlements were reversible
By Amir Oren


INDEPENDENT: Israeli anger over Unesco ruling on Jerusalem calling state an ‘occupying power’. Right-wing members of governing coalition argue critical resolution is grounds to eject UN from the eternal city altogether by Bethan McKernan Beirut

From PALESTINE
OpEdNews: Day 17, Palestinian Hunger Strikers Cut off From Communication By David William Pear

OpEdNews: Day 12, Protests Around the World in Support of Palestinian Hunger Strikers By David William Pear. Several members of the European parliament organised a sit-in in solidarity with hunger striking Palestinian prisoners yesterday.Chair of Delegation for relations with Palestine Neoklis Sylikiotis organized the event which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.Among the participants was MEP Martina Anderson, an Irish politician from Northern Ireland who had spent 12 years in British jails. Anderson tweeted photos from the si …


VT: ‘Israel will eventually back down due to Palestinian resistance’ By Kevin Barrett


Antiwar: In Trump Abbas-Meet, Hope Springs Eternal as Peace Prospects Run Dry
Posted By Jason Ditz {Abbas follows the line of the classical Palestinian and Arab morons and with an idiot’s smile}


MONDOWEISS: I’d rather die than live as a servile slave,’ Omar Barghouti told his daughter By Philip Weiss


MONDOWEISS: Abbas fears the prisoners’ hunger strike By Jonathan Cook      {Abbas is a broken-heart coward from SAFAD on the fringes of Palestine. He is bullied and intimidated by the scoundrel mainstream corrupt Palestinian leaders}


MONDOWEISS: Abbas should stop playing us for political gain, say young Gazan writers by Pam Bailey

COMMENTARIES

OpEdNews: American Democracy: A Dead Man Walking By Paul Craig Roberts. Trump’s “sell-out,” as it is called, coming on top of Obama’s eight-year “sell-out,” is instructive. We have now had a Democratic president who sold out the people who elected him and a Republican president who has done the same thing. This is a very interesting point, the meaning of which most people miss. But not Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin.


AHTribune: A Revolution That Was Not: The Syrian War Revisited


AHTribune: The Hijab Issue: Debating the Muslim Women’s Right {Hijab has nothing to do with Islam, the Quran, Intellect and Knowledge. It is an old obsolete tradiion against the intellective Quantum, astrophysical egalitarian microbiological laws of the Quran}


AHTibune: The Philosophical Meaning of Imamate and the Infallibles’ Role Models        {In the divine laws of the Quran there is no IMAMATE. Logical, rational human intellect and judicious sound knowledge in light of divine laws of peaceful coexistence and democratic equitable proportionate economic shrining and giving obviate the need for IMAMATE}


VT: Politics, not Religion, is the Source of Sunni-Shia Conflict
By GPD         {Both of them are against the true Islam of Prohet Mohammad and the teaching of the Quran}


VT: U.S. & Daesh (ISIS) are CIA mercenary thugs, must leave Afghanistan By Kadir A. Mohmand       {Does it answer GW Bush’s question “why do they hate us ?
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Global Research: America’s Top Scientists Confirm: U.S. Goal Now Is to Conquer Russia. “Disarming Enemies with a Surprise Nuclear First Strike” By Eric Zuesse


Global Research: Syrian Crisis: Western Military Intervention Compromised After White Helmets ‘Sarin’ Scam By Shawn Helton, 21st Century Wire


Global Research: Breaking: Clashes and Fighting between Rival “Jihadist” Terror Groups in Syria By South Front


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