APPAF Newsletter 02-16-2016

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

ICH: Hillary Is the Candidate of the War Machine By Jeffrey Sachs: Hillary’s record as Secretary of State is among the most militaristic, and disastrous, of modern US history

ICH: I Won’t Vote for Bernie Sanders: His feeble position on Israel is a serious progressive problem By Steven Salaita . Sanders has long supported Israeli colonization, including the worst elements of its military occupation.

…ICH: Bernie Sanders’ Phantom Movement By Chris Hedges. It is a lie that makes the Vermont senator complicit in the con game being played on the American electorate by the Democratic Party establishment.

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

TodaysZaman: Turkey at odds with Russia and now the US on Syria. Turkey at odds with Russia and now the US on Syria

VT: Trump exposing Bush family’s role in 9/11 to ruin Jeb candidacy By Kevin Barrett on
Trump to Jeb: 9/11 was your brother’s fault!

VT: John McCain Continues to Be a Fool By Jonas E. Alexis. When will McCain start to grow up? When will he have the courage to tell the truth about himself and about Russia? Why can’t he tell his listeners that Assad was democratically elected—and won the presidential campaign by a landslide?

The 4th Media: Syria Proxy War against IS Reached Climax by Michel Chossudovsky

DARKMOON: Trump promises full investigation of 9/11 if made President


IsraelNationalNews: Ya’alon taken to task by Saudi prince at Munich Conference
Israeli Defense Minister and former Saudi intelligence chief argue over Israel’s alleged contacts with Gulf states. By Ben Ariel


Labor’s disengagement plan and the failure of the Israeli Left. Herzog’s new diplomatic plan goes against the real interests of all those who live between the river and the sea — Jews and Arabs alike. Now it’s up to the Left to come up with a new vision based on real coexistence. By Noam Sheizaf

MONDOWEISS: Still in shock from Dawabsha murders, West Bank village of Duma fears settlers will attack again

MONDOWEISS: Obama to sign AIPAC-promoted trade bill that legitimizes Israeli occupation and fights BDS

The Kissinger friendship: Clinton called ‘Henry’ to intercede with‘Bibi’ by Philip Weiss


IsraelNationalNews: PA: No more negotiations with Israel, ever. PA Foreign Minister rejects direct negotiations with Israel, suggests ISIS may soon take over Judea, Samaria. By David Rosenberg

VT: US theatre squelches play about Israeli siege By Stuart Littlewood (that’s the 40-day siege of Christianity’s oldest church, not the 9-year siege of Gaza)

DESERTPEACE: NO UNILATERAL ISRAELI PATH TO TWO STATES. If Israel’s leadership is serious about reaching a two-state solution, the road is defined and clear. It requires that Israelis grapple with the real interests and demands of Palestinians as of equal substance and value to their own, rather than wishing them away.


+972: Just another arbitrary detention of a Palestinian child. Soldiers detain a child in his pajamas and slippers, harshly interrogate him without a parent or attorney present, and then release him 12 hours later as if nothing ever happened. We can already tell you what the military’s investigation will look like. By Yossi Gurvitz, written for Yesh Din

MONDOWEISS: Prioritizing Palestine over the Presidency: Intersectional feminism’s challenge to Hillary Clinton


ICH: A Dramatic Escalation Appears Imminent. Week Eighteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria. The Saker. The Russian task force in Syria is about to be very seriously challenged and I don’t see how it could deal with this new threat by itself. {Prophet Mohammad suffered for 23 years at the hands of the Arabs which prompted him to describe the majority of them as wretched hypocritical untrustworthy devious treasonous punks [Quran 9: 98]}

ICH: The “Race To Raqqa” – A Syrian Campaign Plan By Moon Of Alabama. There is today a lot of indignation in “western” media over the Russian air campaign in Syria. One, two, three, … hospitals were bombed!. And schools!

ICH: Road To World War III: Turkish Army Enters Syria After Second Day Of Shelling As Saudi Warplanes Arrive By Tyler Durden. Reports indicate the Turkish army has crossed the border into Syria.

ICH: The Syrian Sea of Hostility By Pepe Escobar. The Saudi-Turkish combo is absolutely desperate; if they as much as try to support their “moderate rebels” with their aerial assets, they will be reduced to ashes by the Russian Air Force

ICH: NATO Threatens Russia, “We are Rolling into A New Cold War” By Dmitri Medvedev. If we fail to normalize the situation in Syria and other conflict areas, terrorism will become a new form of war that will spread around the world

ICH: 10 Signs That America Is the Most Corrupt Nation By Gary Corseri. A thousand military bases around the world, “dedicated to the proposition”. That we’re the “exceptional” people And God loves us best!

VT: US on Soviet Union’s Track of Disintegration By GPD

Lobe Log: NATO—America’s Misguided Instrument of Leadership by Graham E. Fuller

LobeLog: Congressional Update on Israel and Labeling by Lara Friedman

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