APPAF Newsletter 02-17-2016

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
 The Ugly Truth: Trump at SC debates–Bush lied America into war            {Will the establishment condone TRUMP’s accusation?}.


MONDOWEISS: Clinton has frequently differed with Obama– on foreign policy by Philip Weiss . Bernie Sanders could make political hay by pointing out the many occasions Hillary Clinton has criticized Obama foreign policy, on ground forces in Syria, on her bellicose comments about Iran, and in her embrace of Benjamin Netanyahu. He could articulate a populist foreign policy. But he’s been reluctant to do so so far.


Global Research: Syria – Peace Talks and an Empire Running Amok By Peter Koenig


Global Research: Finding the Islamic State a Safe House, Courtesy of US-NATO. “A Salafist Principality in Eastern Syria”
By Ulson Gunnar, New Eastern Outlook


Truth-Dig: Florida Legislators Quietly Vote to Strip State Funding From Groups Associated With BDS By Christine Baniewicz, Truthout | Op-Ed


ICH: Syria: the Final Act Begins By John Wight. The mounting threat of a Saudi-led invasion of Syria speeds the hour when Iran and Russia commit their own ground troops in significant number


ICH: Russian Diplomat Drops a Bombshell: US Expected ISIS to Seize Damascus by October By Alexander Mercouris. At the very time the US was pretending to fight the Islamic State it was in fact preparing steps that it knew would facilitate its victory


Hillary Clinton and the Syrian Bloodbath By Jeffrey Sachs. By the spring of 2011, the CIA and the US allies were organizing an armed insurrection against the Syrian government.


U.S. Foreign Policy Flies Under Banner ‘American Exceptionalism’ By Bruce Fein. The military-industrial-terrorism complex manufactures conflicts by gratuitous interventions abroad. Then it demands trillions of dollars and limitless time to defeat the monsters it created.

From ISRAEL

MONDOWEISS: OK. We knew. So? By Ofra Yeshua-Lyth By reminding Israelis of the little horrors of the occupation, from child detentions to home demolitions, kibbutznik Amos Gvirtz is determined to prove to his society that they cannot claim later, We did not know! But this moral education stops at the idea of one state with equal rights.


Al Jazeera: Anger as UK moves to ban Israeli settlement boycott. British government plans to ban publicly funded institutions from boycotting businesses over ethical concerns.
Patrick Strickland              {Let us not forget that it is the damned British government that screwed the Palestinians and established Israel. and the Ryal Hashemite Jordan and the Saudi Royal Kingdom and created the Middle East problems}


PRESS TV: Hezbollah threatens Israeli air superiority


MARTIN LEJEUNE: “Benjamin Netanyahu is a War Criminal” shouted by Berlin Citizens


MAAN News: Palestinian hunger-striker refuses ‘compromise’ offered by Israeli court


SANA: Large amounts of munitions, including Israeli-made weapons, seized in western Sweida-VIDEO

From PALESTINE

MONDOWEISS: Video: Scenes from a bloody Sunday in Palestine by Annie Robbins


MONDOWEISS: Six Palestinians killed by Israeli forces over the weekend By Kate. Two Palestinians were killed on Sunday evening while exchanging fire with Israeli soldiers and police officers near the light-rail station in the Bab al-‘Amoud area in occupied Jerusalem. Their deaths bring the number of Palestinians killed on Sunday to five. Kilzar al-Uweiwi, 18, was killed by Israeli soldiers in Hebron on Saturday after stabbing an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian bystander near the Ibrahimi Mosque. {Palestinians equate Israli crimes with those of ISIS (Daesh). And both of Israel and ISIS are created by the evil plans of the WEST for the Middle East}


MONDOWEISS: Still in shock from Dawabsha murders, West Bank village of Duma fears settlers will attack again By Matthew Vickery. Matthew Vickey reports from the West Bank village of Duma where 15-year-old Baraa Dawabsha tells him, “We don’t feel protected at all. The settlers have tried more than once to get into the village again after the attack. They even gathered near to here and Nablus, and were chanting in Hebrew, Arabic, and English, screaming at people ‘Dawabsha number two,’ threatening they will do it again.”


The Ugly Truth: Jew Mark Levin moans, wails, screeches: ‘Trump a radical kook, 911 truther’


KIBUSH.CO.IL: Face to face with incitement


Al-BUSHRA: Churches for Middle East Peace: Does Area C = Israel?

COMMENTARIES

The SAKER: A curious case of Moty Cristal, Chabad, and Israeli militants in Odessa, by Scott . On Sunday, February 14th, an English RT’s Senior Political correspondent Anissa Naouai interviewed Moty Cristal, a self proclaimed specialist on terrorism, an attorney, founder of Israel-based Nest Consulting LTD. On his twitter account Mr. Cristal names his fields of expertise as “Negotiator. Trains & consults worldwide on complex negotiations and crisis management. Political activist & designer of operational networks.”


ICH: What Are We Smelling? By Dmitry Orlov. The same people who fell for it in thinking that they could bring about change by voting for Obama are now falling for it again.


Al Jazeera: Strikes on schools and hospitals in Syria ‘war crimes’. France and Turkey denounce raids in which up to 50 people were killed as Assad casts doubt on prospects for a truce.     {Please remember that Al Jazeera is a Qatari TV Station operating in the West}


RT: Russia has no ship in Caspian Sea that could hit Syrian hospital with ballistic missile – MoD


The Daily Star LB: Syrian envoy to Moscow: US jets hit hospital in Syria


Counterpunch: Profits for the Economic Club: How US Military Spending Benefits the Few
Posted By Brian Cloughley


Hurryiet Daily News: Turkey protests US over being lumped together with ‘terrorist’ PYD              {Wash will not say it unless it knows that it is true that Turkey is a terrorist country}.


Counterpunch: Blood Traces: Bernie’s Iraq War Hypocrisy Posted By Jeffrey St. Clair


Counterpunch: Hillary Clinton Sugarcoating Her Disastrous Record Posted By Ralph Nader


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