APPAF Newsletter 05-17-2017

May 17, 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

Antiwar: Obama Now Brags of His ‘Courage’ in Not Attacking Syria Posted By Jason Ditz


Antiwar: Israel Demands White House Explain Envoy’s Comment on Western Wall Posted By Jason Ditz

Antiwar: Poll: Americans Believe South Korea and Israel ‘Most Likely’ Allies To Embroil US in War Posted By Grant Smith


The American Conservative: : Selling More Weapons to the Reckless Saudis Posted By Daniel Larison

Global Research: US Revives Discredited Syria “Slaughterhouse” Story By Tony Cartalucci, Land Destroyer Report


Breitbart: Deep State Leaks Highly Classified Info to Washington Post to Smear President Trump


NewObserverOnline: US Court Of Appeals To Consider Motion To Block Trump Aid To Israel {It is a call for America to wake up}


NewObserverOnline: Online Fraud: US Commodity Commission Targets Israeli Companies

Breitbart: Comey: Anthony Weiner Received Classified Clinton Emails

From ISRAEL

VT: Israeli Minister Yoav Galant: “The time has come to assassinate Assad”
By Jonas E. Alexis. “The United States had also provided covert training and support to torture regimes in other countries around the world—from Greece to Uruguay, Chile to El Salvador, Indonesia to Vietnam. The Phoenix Program, implemented during the Vietnam War by U.S. armed forces and the CIA, involved the torture and deaths of tens of thousands of Vietnamese, as part of the U.S. counterinsurgency project designed to break the will of the Viet Cong.”

DW: Jewish life in Iran was ‘always better than in Europe’. Iran is frequently at odds with Israel, despite having the second biggest Jewish community in the Middle East. DW’s Theresa Tropper spoke with the director of Tehran’s Jewish Committee, about why that is the case .      {The Quran preaches no coercion in religion [Quran 2: 257 and 109: 2-7]}

    
NEWSWEEK: ISRAEL TO DEPLOY 10,000 POLICE FOR DONALD TRUMP VISIT BY CALLUM PATON


Global Research: Shades of 1956 Suez Disaster and the Greater Israel Project: Israel Schemes to Annex The Occupied Territories with US Support By Anthony Bellchambers


COUNTERPUNCH: Israel Tutors Children in Fear and Loathing Posted By Jonathan Cook

From PALESTINE

Aljazeera: Palestinians mark 69th ‘Nakba’ anniversary with rallies
Protests and vigils in occupied West Bank, Gaza and Israel as Palestinians mark forced displacement from lands in 1948.


INDEPENDENT: Restaurants in Gaza only serve salt water in solidarity with hunger strikers Palestinian prisoners protesting conditions in Israeli jails enter second month of strike amid allegations leader was caught on film By Bethan McKernan


ICH: Knesset’s Bill ‘Portrays Racism as Entirely Normal’. Israel’s Knesset has passed its first vote on a new bill defining Israel as ‘a national home of the Jewish people’.
By Jonathan Cook

ICH: When Everything You Know Is Not True. Miko Peled Debunking Jewish Myths. “If Anybody here, came hoping to hear a balanced presentation, then they are going to be sorely disappointed. I say this, because a lot of the things that you are about to hear to night are difficult to hear.”


Times of Israel: Trump’s national security adviser refuses twice to say Western Wall is part of Israel. Bitter diplomatic spat over Jews’ holiest place of prayer reported during preparation for president’s visit; Netanyahu’s office said seeking clarification from DC BY RAPHAEL AHREN AND ALEXANDER FULBRIGHT        {Simple solution: the skullcap is part of Israel but not the wall}


Times of Israel: White House: Trump will visit Western Wall, without NetanyahuPresident to lay a wreath at Yad Vashem and deliver speech at Israel Museum in Jerusalem, will meet Abbas in Bethlehem; no mention of visit to Masada BY ERIC CORTELLESSA {unconscionable western Hippocratic pagan political symbolism to visit the wall by US presidents and officials. The US saved the Jews during WWII, why does have to humble itself by such primitive gestures?}

 
4th Media: “The Greater Israel”: Will US Partition Syria? by Sharmine Narwani


Loblog: Israel Aims New Nakba-Style Weapon at Arab Citizens by Myssana Morany

COMMENTARIES


Antiwar: Claims of North Korea Links to Cyber Attack ‘Well Short of Proof’
Posted By Jason Ditz

Global Research: Syria: Trump’s Tomahawks, Double Standards – Using Chemical and Radioactive Weapons for Profit?
By Felicity Arbuthnot


ICH: A Russian Journalist’s Perspective By David Swanson. Dmitri Babich has worked as a journalist in Russia since 1989, for newspapers, news agencies, radio, and television. He says that he used to always interview people, while lately people interview him.


ICH: Will Trump and Netanyahu Continue to Misread Iran? Iran will top the Trump-Netanyahu agenda in Israel. But it was Netanyahu’s arrogance and ineptitude that midwifed the unlikely U.S.-Iran nuclear compromise By Trita Parsi.. Netanyahu committed three cardinal sins that ultimately worked in favor of the proponents of the nuclear agreement.


ICH: Lifting the Veil: Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy. Video. “Barack Obama and the failure of capitalist democracy”, this film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the “graveyard of social movements”, the massive influence of corporate finance in elections, the absurd disparities of wealth in the United States, the continuity and escalation of neocon policies under Obama, the insufficiency of mere voting as a path to reform, and differing conceptions of democracy itself.


OpEdNews: Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease By Chris Hedges


OpEdNews: Neo-McCarthyism writ large over the American political landscape By Dave Lefcourt


AHTribune: The US Embassy will Stay in Tel Aviv BY LUDWIG WATZAL


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