TUESDAY APPAF Newsletter 02-14-2017

February 14, 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

VT: Hawkish US Think Tanks By Brig Asif H. Raja. Hawkish US Think Tanks. The two leading US think tanks namely ‘Hudson Institute’ and the ‘Heritage Foundation’ have advised the Donald Trump administration to adopt tough measures against Pakistan. In their view Pakistan is not doing enough in controlling terrorism and is making its soil available for export of terrorism into Afghanistan, thereby threatening the US vital security interests in the region. They have suggested a critical review of intelligence on Pakistan’s involvement in supporting terror since in their view the previous administrations have been taking a lenient view. In their estimation, Pakistan is not an American ally and has been playing a double game by cooperating occasionally and partially.        {As long as people of the middle east and people of the western world do not intellectively understand what true religion is all about there will be world conflicts, confrontation and wars}


WHATSUPIC: Assange: Forget Russia, The Real Threat to America comes from Israel and the Israel Lobby


Global Research: Thank you for Supporting Al Qaeda: CIA Honors Major Terrorist Financier for Successful Cooperation By Moon of Alabama


Global Research: Nuclear Madness, “Nuclear Roulette” and US First Strike Military Doctrine By Stephen Lendman


Global Research: Legal Stutters: “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the US”. Trump Falters in the Ninth Circuit Court
By Dr. Binoy Kampmark


Global Research: Mainstream Media: All the Fake News That’s Fit to Print By SARTRE, 21st Century Wire


Antiwar: Bravo, Donald! The Imperial City Can’t Stand The Truth About Its ‘Bloody Hands’ Posted By David Stockman


ICH: U.S. Special Forces Deployed To 70% Of The World In 2016 By Niall McCarthy. U.S. special operations troops deployed to 138 nations last year or 70 percent of the world’s countries


ICH: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Video – Saturday Night Live, Spicer helps explain Trump’s “extreme vetting” process to the press.

From ISRAEL

The Ugly Truth: Despite the Smiles, Trump And Bibi May Be Headed For A Clash


The Ugly Truth: Israel’s Masters of War Set Their Sights on Gaza – Again           {How else would they pull Hamas leg and lie to Mr. Trump? Didn’t they do it with Nasser in 1976 and destroy the evidence by attacking the Ship Liberty and had Johnson exonerated them}


The Ugly Truth: More NFL Players Cancel Visit To Israel: ‘Want to See Gaza as Well. Bennet wrote that “When I do go to Israel – and I do plan to go – it will be to see not only Israel but also the West Bank and Gaza so I can see how the Palestinians, who have called this land home for thousands of years, live their lives.”
HAARETZ – A carefully-planned image-buffing Israel visit of top NFL football players turned into a public relations disaster after the Israeli government shot itself in the foot. Or, to use a sports metaphor, Netanyahu’s self-serving Likud ministers made an “own goal,” scoring a point for their nation’s opponents.


ICH: Israel’s Settlement Law: Consolidating Apartheid. Israel’s obstinacy is leaving Palestinians with one option: Equal citizenship in one state or a horrific apartheid.
By Ramzy Baroud. Israel’s obstinacy is leaving Palestinians with one option: Equal citizenship in one state or a horrific apartheid.


NY Times: Netanyahu’s Meeting With Trump to Set Tone for U.S.-Israel Relations By IAN FISHER           {Can TRUMP resist Netanyahu?}

From PALESTINE

The HILL: Palestinians deserve justice too BY RAHUL SAKSENA


NEWSOK: Israelis and Palestinians share their perspectives by Carla Hinton by Carla Hinton           {The God that created the whole universe and life on earth cannot degrade itself and act as a real estate agent that favors JEWS. Those who hold such pagan belief, unfortunately have demented intellect, and reduced themselves to sub human ignoramuses}


MONDOWEISS: Trump pick for ambassador to Israel continues to fund settlement construction in the West Bank By Allison Deger


MONDOWEISS: Israel’s efforts to erase Palestinian history reflect ‘incremental genocide,’ Ehrenreich says By Philip Weiss


MONDOWEISS: ‘We go to heaven, you go to hell’: Israeli settlers caught on video threatening to kill Palestinians in Hebron By Allison Deger’

COMMENTARIES

VT: NEO – America’s Civil War has begun with Balkanization to follow By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor. As Trump reveals his slash-and-burn tactics, seemingly not too worried about losing the independent voters who helped him win the electoral college vote, we see his well-executed con of representing the common man being the usual Madison Avenue political construct, pure window dressing.


VT: Trump’s Nuclear Doctrine May Involve China in Strategic Arms Reduction By GPD. Sputnik/Moscow: President Donald Trump may modify the US nuclear doctrine, Russian military analyst Alexander Perendzhiev told RIA Novosti. The Obama administration’s nuclear strategy could be supplemented with new provisions on nuclear arms modernization. The expert believes that Trump will also seek to involve Beijing into strategic nuclear arms reduction.       {Not to forget the atomic arsenal of Israel?}


VT: Slavs and Oriental are “niggers, brutes and beasts”, in the eyes of Western Empire By Moti Nissani. Deep-seated Western racism is still alive and well in the hallowed halls of power, capital, and empire, says Jeff J. Brown of Radio Sinoland.


VT: “V” the Guerrilla Economist Discusses Stock Market and Sore Loser Soros By Eric Gajewski. TCK Radio host Eric Gajewski finds the latest coming out of the Rogue Money Camp! Tune in and find out! From Trump to Russia we got you covered…. TradCatKnight Radio is a quality program bringing you all of the top quests from around the world who are experts in their own specific fields. This program is highly listened to, unique and…Show More


Global Research: Amnesty International’s “Kangaroo Report” on Human Rights in Syria By Rick Sterling


The Ugly Truth: Judaism, Zionism And Jewish Political Messianism. Purposefully and for deliberate strategic reasons, any discussion of the topic of Zionism must automatically descend into a whirlwind of confusion and consternation. ‘Liberal’ Zionism…’Conservative’ Zionism… ‘Religious’ Zionism… ‘Extremist’ Zionism… ‘Historical’ Zionism etc. etc. etc. All of this is done deliberately for one purpose and one purpose only: to drove away prying eyes and prying minds from better understanding a political vortex that today threatens to consume all life in earth.


COLORLINES: This Is What James Baldwin Wrote About Israel and Palestine in 1979. “Jews and Palestinians know of broken promises.”
Jamilah King


The UNZ Review: The Futile Efforts of Donald Trump By ISRAEL SHAMIR. President Trump had paid a hefty advance to the Jews. He did (almost) all they wanted for their Jewish state: he promised to move the US embassy to the occupied Jerusalem thus legalizing their annexation of the holy city; he condoned their illegal settlements, he gave them starred positions in his administration; he told the Palestinians to drop their case in the ICC or else, he even threatened Iran with war. All that in vain. Jewish organizations and Jewish media attack Trump without slightest hesitation and consideration. His first step in curbing the soft invasion wave had been met with uniform Jewish vehemence.


The UNZ REVIEW: The Travel Ban and Mass Hysteria By ROBERT WEISSBERG


“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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