APPAF Newsletter 11-01-2015


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.

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


REDRESS: The US-Israel nexus, fairness and the rule of law By Richard Forer

The Ugly Truth: Trump: ‘Obama hates Israel, Jewish state safe with me’

My Catbird Seat: by Dr. Lawrence Davidson in Consortium News

OpEdNews: The lazy reporting around Detroit’s anti-Israel billboard By Amer Zahr. The text in the billboard is not pointing to Israeli actions at all. If one understood even the basics about the American-Palestinian-Israeli axis, he would immediately recognize that this billboard was primarily condemning the huge amounts of foreign aid Israel receives from the American congress annually. Reprinted from The Civil Arab

OpEdNews: Retired Top US CEO: Make Peace with Russia (John Pepper – Procter & Gamble) By Natylie Baldwin. I believe Putin truly started out with one overwhelming goal – to restore Russia’s stability and return it to greatness. He had experienced the ravages not only of the war but of the 1990s as the economy disintegrated. Just before he assumed the Presidency entering the year 2000, Putin spoke at the Kremlin on New Year’s Eve saying, “unfortunately, not everyone in Western nations understood this, but we will no

The Ugly Truth: Death trafficking: ISIS militants are transported through Odessa to Donbass

MEB Middle East Briefing: Obama Administration Moves Cautiously Ahead on Geneva-3

The Ugly Truth: US now an ‘official’ state-sponsor of terrorism



NY Times: Netanyahu Retracts Assertion That Palestinian Inspired Holocaust By JODI RUDOREN

MINTPRESS: British MP: Israel Fabricated Knife Attack Stories, Conservative Party Influenced By ‘Jewish Money’
“There is now a big group of Conservative members of Parliament who are pro-Israel whatever government does and they are not interested in what Israel, in what the Israeli government does.” By Belfast Telegraph

The Ugly Truth: Jewish human rights group hits back at boycotters. Headed “Stop boycotting Jewish academics”, the advert made links between the anti-Israel boycott and similar moves under Nazi Germany.

The Ugly Truth: Israel targets Hezbollah assets in Syria

Jewish Press: ISIS Claims Video is Russian Plane Crash , Russia Claims Technical Fault

REDRESS: Historic Palestinian and Jewish homes seized and turned into concrete boxes by Israel by Marianne Azizi.



DISSIDENT VOICE: A Stone’s Throw from Freedom by subMedia

MONDOWEISS: Video: Israeli military tells Palestinian refugee camp, ‘We will gas you until you die’ by Annie Robbins .

Mondoweiss: Fear and loathing in Jerusalem By Waleed Othman

MONDOWEISS: You can’t save Israel from itself by appropriating BDS by Omar Barghouti

Mondoweiss: Please Jo, call for equal rights and no more occupation by Michael Fantauzzo

MONDOWEISS: Shoving of SJP activist seen as part of campaign of ‘intimidation’ on campus by Alex Kane


OpEdNews: Culture and Conflict Resolution By Lawrence Davidson. How is it that the 150 artists and authors who signed the Culture for Coexistence open letter do not know the relevant facts? Setting aside the confirmed Zionists, whose ulterior motive is pretty clear, do these people take this stand because it “feels right” — that is, because they believe cultural interaction ought to, or even must, promote conflict resolution? Reprinted from To The Point Analyses

OpEdNews: Confronting the Obvious Truth: Palestinian Authority vs. the People By Ramzy Baroud. Established in 1994 as a transitional political body that would guide the process of Palestinian independence, the PA morphed to become a security arm that served as a first line of defense for the Israeli army, in addition to guarding its own interests. PA security forces have done a splendid job of cracking down on any dissent among Palestinians. Reprinted from Palestine Chronicle

ICH: Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Russian Plane Crash in Egypt By Mostafa Hashem; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein

ICH: U.S. Stopped Syria Air Strikes While Nusra And IS Prepared Attack On Government Supply Route By Moon Of Alabama

ICH: The Untold History of The US – Bush & Obama Age of Terror By Oliver Stone How the Bush administration tried to manipulate terror warnings on Americans to fulfill their political motives

DISSISENT VOICE: Deconstructing the NATO Narrative on Syria by Eva Bartlett

IN GAZA: SSM: “Will the women bring peace and resolution to Syria?” by Eva Bartlett

Daily Mail: First pictures of Russian jet crash that killed 224: Victims ‘found over three-mile radius’ in Egypt – as Moscow and Cairo deny ISIS claims they brought down the plane {If the plane was downed by the ISIS, in no way can that be the work of ISIS alone!}.

“Practical Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse”


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