APPAF Newsletter 01-17-2018

January 17, 2018

Dear Friends
Jordan as twin sister of Palestine and without natural resources survives on foreign donations, begging for US monetary support, and mercenary services to whomever needs it.
How do you envision a Palestinian state can survive: certainly wailing, complaining and begging cannot support a Palestinian state? Sympathy and support to Palestine cannot last forever. The international support will soon evaporate. Israel managed to ride the US horse. Arabs are not reliable sympathizers or supporters.

There is no real diplomatic or economic hope to solve the Palestinian-Israeli problem under the current Middle East Israeli-Arab circumstances. BUT President TRUMP expressed his intention to solve it against all obstacles. Let us hope that he can do it. HOWEVER, he will need tremendous American and Worldwide encouragement and support.
Several US administrations showed interest in solving the Palestinian-Israeli problem without success. Whether you like Trump or not, whether you support him or not, he is now the president of the United States of America. He is in the decision-maker seat.
Let us rally and unite the forces of “We the People all over the World” to encourage President TRUMP to translate our activism into a positive, peaceful constructive conclusion as the most logical equitable way: the American way
Please read and sign the petition. Ask your family members and friends to sign it. We may have a chance to succeed. This PETITION is not only for peace-loving Americans to sign but also for all peace-loving people from all over the world. Please circulate to family members and friends.

Please click the Petitions address to read and ………. sign

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The Latest News from the US, Israel and Palestine

Note: Opinions and views expressed by the authors of the articles in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect those of APPAF

From The USA

CNN: Abbas slams US, others in defiant speech By Andrew Carey and Abeer Salman, CNN

The American Empire Project: The World According to Trump Or How to Build a Wall and Lose an Empire by Alfred McCoy

LobeLog: Keeping Iran’s Ballistic Missiles In Perspective

Independent: Trump is ‘destabilising world’ says Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. Mr Lavrov says the US threats to Iran hurt any chance of diplomacy with North Korea By Mythili Sampathkumar New York

OpEdNews: One Congresswoman who tells it like it is: Rep. Gabbard Speaks Truth to Power about the Real Reason Korea has Nukes By Dave Lindorff. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) courageously exposes US policy or ‘regime change’ as the reason North Korea has developed nuclear bombs and missiles to carry them. She correctly calls for negotiations ‘without preconditions’ to deal with the crisis, not threats of war, writes TCBH! journalist Dave Lindorff

WHTT: Palestinian Christians In The Shadow of Christian Zionism

Counterpunch: Trump’s Sinister Plan to Kill the Iranian “Nukes” Deal by MIKE WHITNEY

WeMeant Well: Martin Luther King Day: Lady Liberty is Black

21st Century Wire: Hawaii’s Confirmed ‘False Alarm’ Missile Drill Wildly Successful

From Israel

JuanCole: Israeli Prosecutors Throw Book at Palestinian Child Protestor By Bill Van Esvel (Human Rights Watch)

LobeLog: Congress Addresses Iran And Israel/Palestine

Asia Times: There will be no one-state solution in Israel-Palestine. It is wrong to believe Israel must choose between a single apartheid state and a West Bank pullout. There is a third strategic – and less costly – way By SHAIEL BEN-EPHRAIM            {In fact thoughtless Israel won’t give up its imaginary impossible dream of greater Israel. There is one missing item in its dream and in the mentality of its western supporters thinking. That it lives in an ocean of anti-Zionist people. They can never accept its hegemony politically, militarily, religiously even if America imposes its authority and power on them. Watch the boiling Middle East now and expect what can happen in the near or far future. Equitable, proportionate and reciprocal economic peaceful coexistence, sharing and giving of all resources is the only solution for the Middle East problem regardless of Israel, the Wahhabi un-Islamic pagan Saudis, Turkey and Iran. Trump, oligarchs come and go, but not peaceful treatment and resolution of human mental derangement. }

Mondoweiss: Ahed Tamimi should stay in prison because she might slap again — Israeli ethicist
By Jonathan Ofir       {The Israeli mind never thinks of cause and effect. It thinks how to make matter worse. It is sickening}

WHTT: Dr. Steven Sizer, How Neo-Christianity Promotes War

From Palestine

Aljazeera: UN resolutions on occupied East Jerusalem

POLITICO: Palestinian leader rebukes Trump By ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Times of Israel: Amnesty demands Israel release soldier-slapping Palestinian teen. As 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi appears in court, human rights group calls continued detention and indictment ‘blatantly disproportionate’ By Michael Bachner

The Intercept: NEW ORLEANS CITY COUNCIL PASSES MEASURE PUSHED BY BDS ACTIVISTS by Aída Chávez. New Orleans becomes the first city in the South — and one of the largest in the country — to pass a BDS resolution.       {Please read related articles at the end of this one}

HAARETZ: Abbas Declares Oslo Accords Dead: ‘Trump’s Peace Plan Is a Slap, We’ll Slap Back’
Abbas: ‘Israel killed Oslo Accords. Future negotiations to take place within context of international community’ ■ Deputy chief of Fatah: ‘freezing recognition of Israel is an option’ By Jack Khoury          {Wow! Did Palestinian Rip Van Winkle just woke up?}


The Daily Caller: Extremely Inconvenient Photos For Oprah If She Decides To Run For President Photo of Benny Johnson, Reporter At Large {Is that becoming the sorry state of American politics, diplomacy and politics}

21st Century Wire: LAST STEP IRAN: What Our Recent Protests Were Really About By Hamed Ghashghavi

The American Empire Project: Ain’t My America
The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle-American Anti-Imperialism by Bill Kauffman

The American Empire Project: Base Nation. How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World by David Vine

Juan Cole: ‘Shithole countries’: Trump uses the rhetoric of dictators By Henry Giroux

Independent: If you think Donald Trump’s administration has been chaotic so far, wait until his advisers leave. If this is what he’s like surrounded by A-list aides, expect anarchy after they quit By Megan McArdle

The American Conservative: Neoconning the Trump White House Posted By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

The Unz Review: European Foreign Ministers Are Being Forced to Side with Iran By PATRICK COCKBURN

OpEdNews: Hopes for 2018 by Movement Leaders Around the Globe By Beverly Bell, YES! Magazine | Op-Ed

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. 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
It follows the Admonitions of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson:
“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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