APPAF Newsletter 03-22-2016

 

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

USA TODAY: Jimmy Carter: President Obama can still advance Israeli/Palestinian peace Jimmy Carter       {Unfortunately one is bound to conclude that the US Zionists, Administration, Congress and radical Evangelicals are blocking peaceful resolution by colluding with the radical Israeli leadership.   Unless the American public wakes up and corrects this corrupt, unhealthy passionate relationship that President George Washington warned against it in his farewell address, the chances of reversing this unproductive approach are nil}


Forward: VIDEO: Joe Biden at AIPAC Scolds Israel for Expanding Settlements. ice President Joe Biden called on Israel’s government on Sunday to demonstrate its commitment to a two-state solution to end the conflict with the Palestinians and said settlement expansion is weakening prospects for peace. By Patricia Zengerle


Times of Israel: At AIPAC, Clinton bludgeons Trump, but also shows she’s no Obama. Democratic front-runner batters her rival’s ‘evil’ campaign, subtly signals a will to reset the tone of relations with Israel By David Horovitz              {Typical American political imposter and a cheap pandering charlatan}


Times of Israel: Bill to curb political NGO funding passes first hurdle. Justice minister calls proposal an ’embarrassment to democracy’; legislation to be brought to preliminary vote, then revised By Times of Israel staff . A bill capping foreign funding for NGOs seeking to influence Israeli elections passed its first legal hurdle on Sunday, even as Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked warned the controversial legislation was “embarrassing” to Israel’s democracy.


MONDOWEISS: ‘NYT’ finally mentions ‘Goliath’ — in rightwing ad smearing Max Blumenthal By James North and Philip Weiss. NY Times runs a full-page ad smearing Max Blumenthal as an anti-Semite because he is critical of Israel; and the ad is the paper’s first mention of his important 2013 book, Goliath.


The Guardian: John Kerry: Isis is committing genocide in Syria and Iraq. The US secretary of state said extremist group is responsible for acts of genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims amid mounting global pressure


The New Observer: Clinton: Destroy Syria for Israel . A newly-released Hilary Clinton email confirmed that the Obama administration has deliberately provoked the civil war in Syria as the “best way to help Israel.” Clinton also wrote that it was the “right thing” to personally threaten Bashar Assad’s family with death. {Heartless, Criminal and Remorseless}.


JPost: Saban: Hillary Clinton is ideal candidate for Israel By NOA AMOUYAL. Billionaire philanthropist and media mogul speaks to ‘Post’ in preview of interview to be published in full as part of the paper’s annual ranking of Top 50 most influential Jews in the world.


JEWISH EXPONENT: Joe Biden to AIPAC: Israeli, Palestinian apathy ‘incredibly disappointing’            {Not only showing stark naked diplomatic hypocrisy, but also revealing the inept pathetic, shameful US bias towards Israel}

From ISRAEL

+972: The Israeli media is branding Breaking the Silence as traitors. The campaign against the Israeli Left continues: why did Channel 2 air a segment that paints Breaking the Silence as a traitorous organization that peddles in state secrets? By Haggai Matar. “Israel’s Channel 2 news broadcasted a segment Thursday evening based on material given to them by the hidden-camera-toting undercover moles of right-wing group Ad Kan. What arises from the segment is that Ad Kan in effect gathered classified materials, forbidden for publication, in attempt to ensnare Breaking the Silence,” writes Haggai Matar.

 +972: CCTV cameras at Al-Aqsa will not lower tensions in Jerusalem. It is welcome news that the long-awaited cameras will finally be installed soon. The bad news is that they don’t even touch the root of the problem — restrictions on Muslim worshippers accessing Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount. By Aviv Tatarsky         {Short of destruction of the whole world with its atomic arsenal, and even if it pursues its policy to bully the whole world, and to recruit the treasonous corrupt Royal Saudis and gulf Emirates to reach its hegemonic goal, and even if secures the blind support of the western hemisphere, Israel will not be able to guarantee its safety and security except through pursuit of peace and peaceful coexistence with its neighbors and the whole world}


MAAN News: Group: Israel reinstating pre-Oslo policy of vast land confiscations


+972: The unraveling illusion of Palestinian autonomy. Palestinians have been told for decades that limited autonomy in the West Bank is just a stop along the road to sovereignty. But more than 20 years after Oslo failed to usher in independence, the illusion is unraveling — and fast. By Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man
{Poor FATAH leaders. They thought that they can fool the Palestinian people and the Western political leadership. It turns out that their wanton corruptions and thoughtless narrow-mindedness made them the biggest fools in the world}


+972: Israel’s deepest divide. The religious-secular chasm may be kept at a low boil beneath the unifying factor of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. But more likely, the polarization is one reason why Israel does not take more action to end the conflict. By Dahlia Scheindlin

From PALESTINE

EIN News: Washington only reproaches Tel Aviv as it blocks Palestinian aid


MAAN News: Monitor: Israel to confiscate 1,200 dunams of land in Nablus district


***** +972: The only people planning for the day after Abbas. Mahmoud Abbas’s sudden departure from the political stage could throw Palestine into complete chaos. And the only two sides preparing for such an eventuality are the Israeli Right and Hamas. By Menachem Klein {There are a lot of Hyenas lurking to tear down the PLO-murdered corpse into shredded pieces}


Times of Israel: Palestinians brief international court reps on settlements. Lawyers and activists acting on behalf of the Palestinian Authority aim to see ICC open investigations against Israel By Stuart Winer


EIN News: Reezal Merican: Form peacekeeping force to resolve Palestine-Israel impasse

COMMENTARIES

ICH: Israel – Map Censorship By Lawrence Davidson


ICH: The Children of Syria By Peter Koenig


+972: American Jews should protest AIPAC, not Trump. AIPAC has never cared about Israel’s disregard for civil and human rights. So why should it care about Trump’s? By Mairav Zonszein          {Many American are showing vulgar insane lack of what democracy means. It is the public’s means of contributing to peaceful well informed agreement or respectful disagreement of the people on what is in the best national domestic and foreign interests. The American constitution highlights it as “e the People”.}


Global Research: American Democracy Struggles To Recover From Betrayal By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts


FIDES Newsletter: ASIA/SYRIA – Syrian Catholic Bishop: the declaration of the USA on the “genocide of Christians” is “an instrumental geopolitics operation”


MINTPRESS 4 Million Muslims Killed In Western Wars: Should We Call It Genocide?
Hearkening back to the Japanese interment camps of WWII, some Americans are now calling for Muslims to be placed in camps or even openly calling for genocide against the 1.6 billion practitioners of the faith. By Kit O’Connell


ICH: The Fallacy of ‘Humanitarian’ War By Graham E. Fuller. U.S. calls for “democratization” more often operate as punishment to its enemies (“regime change”) but rarely as a gift to be bestowed upon friends (“friendly dictators.”). –


ICH: Clinton Speech at AIPAC Conference. Clinton paints herself as the best candidate for Israel in her speech to the pro-Israel lobby. Video. Over 15,000 pro-Israel US citizens are expected to attend the conference, as well as an estimated two-thirds of Congress and 3,600 students from over 630 campuses.


ICH: Voting With Our Feet By Chris Hedge . We need to once again make the power elites afraid.


Global Research Ruling Elite Grows Desperate to Destroy Trump’s Presidential Bid By Joachim Hagopian


FORWARD: Trump’s AIPAC Speech Is Totally Predictable. What About Our Response? Todd Gitlin


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