APPAF Newsletter 11-18-2016

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: Chas Freeman and Ron Paul on China And Middle East Hot Spots: Diplomacy Or Militarism? By Daniel McAdams


Antiwar: Memo to the Next Administration: Defense Spending Must Be for Actual Defense Posted By Ron Paul


The Middle East that Obama left behind. New US president inherits legacy of “perpetual warfare” in the region.              {Is Obama a full-fledged Zionist Anti-Palestinian US President?}


Business Insider: All lobbyists have been cut from Trump’s transition team By MARK ABADI


Global Research: Washington Accuses Russians of Bombing Five Hospitals in Syria. State Department Refuses to Provide Evidence By RT News


Global Research: Trump Nomination Report Card: F. By Washington’s Blog


Global Research: Vice President Biden, Senate Democrats Redouble Pledge to Work with Trump
By Joseph Kishore, World Socialist Web Site


Global Research: NATO’s White Helmets Are Syria’s Black Hats and Georgetown University Supports Them By J. Michael Springmann {Remember the Neocon Madeline Albright who all of a sudden discovered her Zionist roots}


Global Research: “Doubts” Expressed by Trump Concerning The Downing of MH17: Open Letter to the President-Elect of the U.S. By Peter Haisenko

From ISRAEL

FMEP: Policy Brief: Israel’s “Formalization” Law By Mitchell Plitnick.
“The so-called “formalization law” would open the door to the complete marginalization of the High Court in Israel,” writes Mitchell Plitnick.

NY Times: Israel’s Alarming Settlement Bill By THE EDITORIAL BOARD. Right-wing Israeli politicians see Donald Trump’s election as helpful toward their goal of burying the prospect of a Palestinian state. On Wednesday, Israeli lawmakers gave preliminary approval to a bill that would retroactively legalize settlements built on private Palestinian land in the West Bank.


The Times of Israel: Coalition whip says outpost legalization bill can’t save Amona. As contested Regulation Bill clears first legislative hurdle, David Bitan says West Bank outpost will be razed as per the court order BY TAMAR PILEGGI. Coalition chairman David Bitan on Wednesday admitted that legislation would not save the Amona outpost from its court-ordered demolition, as various proposals to recognize illegal West Bank construction cleared the first legislative hurdle in the Knesset.


The Times of Israel: Ex-defense chief urges probe into PM’s German submarine deal Moshe Ya’alon says TV report on possible ‘pay-for-play’ deal is ‘disturbing,’ rebuffs National Security Council claims purchase had his ‘full support’ BY RAOUL WOOTLIFF AND TIMES OF ISRAEL


Y-Net: Lieberman: Trump’s team asks Israel to only build within settlement blocs
Defense minister urges to heed purported desires of the US president-elect and not rush to ‘set facts on the ground’ by building in remote settlements and outposts; an ideal solution, he says, is the new administration adopting understandings reached with Bush in 2005 to recognize the settlements in the main blocs.


JPost: Bayit Yehudi to Liberman: Stick to killing Hamas leaders, don’t talk about settlements By ZACK PYZER. Advising Liberman to stick to his portfolio, Bayit Yehudi said he should “focus on the elimination of (Hamas leader Ismail) Haniyeh, instead of establishing a Palestinian state along Route 6.”

From PALESTINE

Middle East Monitor: Israel’s wishful thinking over the Trump presidency


PNN: Israeli official threatens demolition Palestinian homes if Amona settlement evacuated {Israel’s lunatic leaders bask in the blind support of the immoral irresponsible western leaders}


PM: Bill to retroactively legalise outposts “blow to the final opportunity for a two-state solution”


PM: Israel Avoids Hard-Right Shift: No Benefit for Palestinians


Aljazeera: US slams Israeli plan to ‘legalize’ settlement outposts
State department spokeswoman said the US is “deeply concerned” over proposed bill to retroactively legalize outposts.             {Flagrant US inaction against Israel violations}


Al Monitor: Why Palestinians are unfazed by calls to cut off US aid {There are corrupt beneficiary traitors in high office who are benefitting from the status quo}


+972: Backing the Palestinian liberation struggle, as a liberal Zionist
As Diaspora Jews, do we actually talk to Palestinians about their wishes? Do we take the time to support liberal Palestinian activists? Our role is not to fight for what we think Palestinians want but to support them as they push for their liberation themselves. By Jake Cohen

COMMENTARIES

VT: Trump’s “isolationism” vs. Deep State By Kevin Barrett


VT: FF2P – False Flags 2 Protect American interests in the Mideast replaces R2P?
By Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor


VT: Possible Scenarios of the Conflict in Syria By South Front


VT: A Nation of Utter and Complete Morons Actually Believes Black-Box “Election Results” By Kevin Barrett. The brain-dead blather of “election commentary” is odious and reprehensible


Global Research: Revealed: Here are the Politicians who Control Lebanon’s Banking Sector By Jad Chaaban


Global Research: Washington is Preparing to “Separate the World in Two” By Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network


Research: Secret Document Instructs ISIS-Daesh Not to Attack US Coalition Planes
By Sputnik Global


WRH: ALL WARS ARE BANKERS’ WARS! by Michael Rivero


IWB: Trump Warned Against Creating World Peace By US Establishment


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