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APPAF Newsletter 01-14-2016

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

MONDOWEISS: United Methodist Church pension fund rules 5 top Israeli banks off-limits for investment By Mondoweiss Editors. In the first such step by a major church group, the $20-billion Pension and Health Benefits Fund of the United Methodist Church has declared the five largest Israeli banks off limits for investment and has divested from the two that it held in its portfolios


Wash Post: Why is the U.S. subsidizing Israeli settlements? By Uri Blau.


Wash Post: How Israel’s most fervent peacemaker squandered his best chance By Dan Ephron.


***** WiredForChange (WFC2) Joint Conference Call on NGO Law………….


Counterpunch: Obama Speech Ignored His Death Toll at Home and Abroad Posted By James Bovard .


Counterpunch: Are US Relations With Israel a Proprietary Matter? The People at PBS’ Frontline Seem to Think So Posted By Thomas S. Harrington.


Times of Israel: Reform joins ADL, AJC in opposing Israel’s NGO bill. Movement warns ‘attempts to silence one side of the debate weaken Israel’s democracy, civil society and its support abroad’


LobeLog: Sheldon Adelson and AIPAC’s Surprising $3.8 Million Business Relationship by Eli Clifton


Facebook censors cartoon critical of Israel By Annie Robbins. The Palestine Information Center (PIC), an independent Palestinian news website and network had their Facebook page temporarily suspended for publishing a 2009 cartoon by Brazilian political cartoonist Carlos Latuff.

From ISRAEL

MONDOWEISS: Another Netanyahu lie exposed: Hamas is not ISIS By James North. A first-hand report from Gaza refutes Netanyahu’s dishonest talking point; Hamas is not ISIS, but in fact its bitter enemy.          {Habit of repetitive lying is a sick addiction that needs treatment in a psychotherapy institute}


NY Times: Israel’s Human Rights Activists Aren’t Traitors By MICHAEL SFARD.


Wash Post: A danger to Israeli democracy By Editorial Board


Wash Post: We are lifelong Zionists. Here’s why we’ve chosen to boycott Israel.


Wash Post: Building barriers to peace in Israel By Jackson Diehl


Al Monitor: Have Israelis abandoned any hope for change? by Akiva Eldar


Al Monitor: Former defense minister condemns Bibi’s ‘divisive’ message      {Bibi does what Bibi wants because he managed to neutralize President Obama who, unfortunately, gave up on solving the Palestinian problem for his own undeclared reasons}

From PALESTINE

+972: The other occupation. While Israel suppresses Palestinians from the outside, the Palestinian Authority is tightening its grip and control of political expression in the media, the streets, and even in mosques — all of which is a gift to the occupation. By Furat Awadallah         {Is it now a case of Palestinian LIKUDNIKS protecting their own anti-Palestinian special interests?}


Times of Israel: Far-left activist remanded for ‘turning in Palestinians’. Police arrested suspect at airport on suspicion of helping Palestinian Authority kill Arabs who sell land to Jews


Times of Israel: Sweden demands probe of Israeli ‘extrajudicial executions’. Jerusalem rejects foreign minister’s comments as ‘irresponsible and delusional,’ claims they ‘encourage’ terrorism.


Palestine Chronicle: Has the Survival of the PA Become the Goal?


Palestine Chronicle: The Compelling Memoirs of Ali Abumghasib by Ramzy Baroud        {Just as Israel blinded stupid disctator Yasser Arafat to properly see how to propely and unselfishly lead to end the occupation Abbas and his gang followed suit. Most of FATAH’s current members are corrupt treasonous useless members who forgot about Palestine and the Palestinian cause. An American Palestinian wrote in Veterans Today that FATAH ought to be dismantled}


Palestine Chronicle: Welcome to Israel’s Version of Apartheid, as Passengers Evict Palestinians from Plane By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth


Palestine Chronicle: Dying to Forget: Oil, Power, Palestine and the Foundations of U.S. Policy in the Middle East – Book Review Reviewed by Rod Such

COMMENTARIES
LobeLog: Saudi Disillusionment with the U.S. Started With Bush by Jim Lobe       {Does that explain why the Saudis, Qataris and Gulf Emirats decided to have Israel as their own protecor? Protect them from whom? Iran? The ideology of the Islamic Sunni, Shias, Whhabi veers far away from being true Islam of peaceful coexistence. One day they will all be proven to be wrong pagans}


LobeLog: Washington’s Multi-Million-Dollar Saudi PR Machine by Eli Clifton


LobeLog: The Costs of Fearmongering by Paul R. Pillar


Counterpunch: Nuclear Radiation, Kierkegaard, and the Philosophy of Denial by CHRIS BUSBY        {In the Quran- as the most misunderstood book about divine heavenly religion of peace-radiation must be harnessed and checked and used to serve mankind’s peaceful coexistence, and the reciprocal, equitable economy towards building a human society of peaceful progress, prosperity and happiness against any antagonistic, satanic, devilish, warmongering destructive schemes}.


Counterpunch: Chaplains of Empire Posted By Rev. William Alberts.


Antiwar: Antiwar: Cameron Admits Claims of 70,000 Moderate Rebels False, Insists It Was ‘Best Estimate’
Posted By Jason Ditz


Antiwar: Saudi Arabia and Israel: An Axis of Convenience. They’re mauling the Middle East, Posted By Dan Sanchez     {Both are overly submissive compliant followers of the pagan TALMUD under their assumed names of Israel and pagan Wahhabi Islam}


CATO-INSTITUTE: We Are Terrorized: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing, and Why It Can’t Be Easily Fixed By Christopher A. Preble


Electronic Intifada: You can’t report truthfully on Israel without facing its wrath
Richard Falk   {Israel and Zionism recognized the human weakness to attain influence and affluence and its propensity to cave in under fear. It used money and bullying to buy the conscience of most of world presidents, politicians, intellectuals, main stream media agents, weapons contractors, lobbyists and propagandists to execute its plans, and threatened, bullied and severed the livelihood of those who would stand against its hegemonic plans for the world}


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