APPAF Newsletter 02-09-2017

February 09, 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

Global Research: Castigating Trump for Truth-Telling: “You Think Our Country’s So Innocent?” By Robert Parry, Consortium News


Global Research: The Media is Ignoring Leaked US-Government Documents on Syria By Ian Sinclair, The New Arab


Global Research: Donald J. Trump and The Deep State By Prof Peter Dale Scott, WhoWhatWhy


The American Empire Project: Crimes of the Trump Era (a Preview). The 25/8 News Cycle Is Already Rolling, But the Looting of America Hasn’t Really Begun by Tom Engelhardt


JUAN COLE: Could Trump stumble into a Mideast War? It has happened before to Headstrong Presidents By Guy Laron | (Informed Comment) |         {The hope that it won’t amount to kissing the filthy hand of the Saudi King as did the great imposter Obama as president of the US}


LobeLog: The White House Warning on Settlements That Wasn’t by Mitchell Plitnick. As Israeli analyst Gershom Gorenberg said in a tweet early Friday, “(The) previous Israeli attitude was ‘The dogs bark and the convoy rolls on.’ Now (the) dog isn’t even barking.” Gorenberg is right, there was very little warning in this statement. The most important point made in the statement is an enormous gift to the Israeli right. The White House says that “…we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace.” That is a direct break with 50 years of fully bipartisan US policy on the matter. Following that with a statement that expansion of settlements “may not be helpful” in achieving peace is, contrary to what some have said, a much weaker statement than past presidents, including George W. Bush as well as Barack Obama, have issued.            {Most probably Trump will not be the Lion that can scare Netanyahu more than his three predecessors. Remember Bill Clinton when he asked his counsel: “who is the president of the US me or him meaning Netanyahu. Regrettably, it turned out him}


Aljazeera: Is this really how fascism takes hold in the US?. When dealing with current politics, we don’t want to belittle history, but can’t underplay reality either. By Rachel Shabi


The American Conservative: Why ‘America First’ Resonates. The public wants a foreign policy grounded in the national interest. By Robert W. Merry        {Is the American public tired of Israeli-Zionist financial, military, political and diplomatic control of the US?}


Christian Science Monitor: Why ‘fake news’ is now ensnaring liberals. Alarmed and feeling powerless, more liberals are turning to fake news, while President Trump tries to redefine what the term means.

From ISRAEL

VT: Zionist regime war on Gaza only “a matter of time” By Ian Greenhalgh. Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett has said that the next round of attacks on Gaza are not a matter of if but when with Housing Minister Yoav Galant: ‘We must prepare for the spring.’


VT: Israel’s Chief Rabbis Oppose Christian Missionaries By Bob Johnson. When we see tens of thousands of Zionist Christians working tirelessly to promote the Jewish state of Israel under the direction of such con-men and charlatans as John Hagee and Pat Robertson, it makes you believe Israel and its government rabbis would be supportive of the Zionist Christians. However, this is definitely NOT the case.
Many people in the West mistakenly believe Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. If the Jewish state of Israel was a democracy, it would not be a Jewish (religious) state. If it was a democracy it would not have government rabbis on the government payroll.


Global Research: Israel’s Settlers Clear Path to Annexation with New Land Law By Jonathan Cook, The National

Global Research: As Netanyahu and Theresa May Chat, a Large Nest of Israeli Spies in London Exposed By Craig Murray


HAARETZ: Germany Bashes Israel: Land-grab Law Deeply Shakes Our Faith in Israel’s Commitment to Peace. ‘Our trust in the Israeli government’s commitment to the two-state solution has been fundamentally shaken,’ German Foreign Ministry spokesperson says. By Barak Ravid

From PALESTINE

Aljazeera: Israeli settlement law ‘violates rights and dignity’. Legislation to retroactively legalize settler homes contravenes international humanitarian law, critics say.        {The PLO and Hamas are living under the shameful traitorous slogan of rights and dignity when their submissiveness, corruption  and imbecility have lost them their rights and dignity}


DESERTPEACE: THANK YOU DONALD TRUMP! YOUR GREEN LIGHT WAS ALL WE NEEDED!! Controversial law recognizing building on private Palestinian land passes final Knesset votes by 60 to 52, despite warnings it could land Israel in international court


Times of Israel: US keeps mum on Israeli law legalizing West Bank outposts A week after issuing subtle critique of settlement expansion, Trump administration says it will withhold response on Regulation Law, consult with all parties first          {When it comes to Israel, the Rothschild’s economic control of the US shuts the American billionaires up. Remember Ross Perot and his sudden ending bid for the American presidency?}


MONDOWEISS: Legalizing the theft of Palestinian land has been Israeli policy since Day 1 By Jonathan Ofir


MONDOWEISS: British uproar at Trump policies doesn’t extend to Netanyahu, yet
By Lydia Noon

COMMENTARIES

VT: The Zionist-Christian Alliance and the Great Deception by Tony Smario. There is a war starting, but it’s not one of the wars we are being told about. The plans for this war may be a hundred years old or more, and they provide the path by which the “Great Work” of returning humankind to its Golden Age may be achieved. This is World War Three, the Apocalypse, and Armageddon. And it promises to come on the heels of rebuilding Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem.   


VT: Assad Offers to Step Down as US “Softpeddles” War on Terror By Press TV


Global Research: Towards the Defeat of the Islamic State: Syrian Forces Physically Cut Off Last ISIS-Daesh Supply Line To Al-Bab By South Front


Global Research: Belgian Parliamentarian: Mainstream Media Lying About Syria By Sputnik


Global Research: Things Will Get Worse Until the U.S. Stops Lying About Crimea
By Eric Zuesse, Strategic Culture Foundation


Unauthorized Disclosure: S4: Episode 1 – Abby Martin. Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola kick off a new season of the podcast with guest Abby Martin, host of “The Empire Files.” She joins the show for the entire episode. Martin discusses how a show she anchored for RT America was mentioned in the recent intelligence report on Russian hacking.
We discuss the deep state’s push to increase aggressive action against Russia, and whether that is good if we all truly believe Donald Trump is erratic. We talk about where RT America fits in the media economy and how we need to focus on media literacy. And we talk about liberal delusions about America’s history of meddling in democracies and supporting dictatorships. Trump will not be the first president to normalize this — at all.


JUANCOLE: Trump’s Wrong on non-Coverage; But, Top 6 things actually Wrong with Terrorism Reporting By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment)


LobeLog: What Does Bannon Want? by Jim Lobe, Like Daniel Luban, I don’t believe Steve Bannon, who seems to have been in charge on foreign-policy issues since the inaugural and has now inserted himself onto the National Security Council, really cares very much about destroying the Islamic State despite that being the avowed priority of the administration. I also don’t think he cares that much about protecting the United States from terrorist attacks by radical Islamists. That’s been made perfectly clear both by the choice of the seven countries covered by the immigration executive order. No immigrants from any of the seven has carried out a lethal terrorist attack in the United States as opposed to, say, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, or Pakistan. And no serious expert, including even one of Gen. Flynn’s heroes, Gen. David Petraeus, thinks the order is anything but counter-productive in the “global war on terror,” as the Bush administration used to refer to it.          {It seems that America will fulfill the Zionist-Wahhabi ruinous plans for the Middle East while those who claim to espouse Islam remain the most passive, subservient ignorant about the real Islam and the scientific message of the Quran}


Antiwar: Trump at the Crossroads Posted By Justin Raimondo


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