APPAF Newsletter 12-12-2015

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

USA


Global Research: Elephant in the Room: Terrorism and the U.S.-Gulf States Alliance By Hasan Hafidh, Counterpunch


MONDOWEISS: Opposing refugee resettlement is giving ISIS what it wants by Sarah Aziza. After haunting images of refugee suffering last summer, the U.S. seemed prepared to open its doors to 10,000. Since Paris and San Bernardino, ISIS has what it wants: presidential candidates have turned 180 degrees, calling for a “pause” on refugee resettlement or advocating for a “Christian-refugee-only” policy


MONDOWEISS: Trump and Netanyahu call it off by Philip Weiss . Donald Trump did the impossible; he managed to make Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu look good. Netanyahu took the high ground on Trump’s statements against Muslims; and Trump has now called off his trip to Israel planned for the end of the month.

MEFORUM: Obama’s Middle East Delusions by Efraim Karsh, Middle East Quarterly. His policies made the region
a far more dangerous place


The REBEL: San Bernadino Litmus Test Time by Jim Stone The lawyer that got assigned to this case ended up being a huge problem for the false flag crew because he ended up being a good guy. And he spilled a key piece of evidence on national television – that both shooters were found behind the back seat of the SUV shot to pieces and already in handcuffs. So this opens a huge can of worms that blows a lot of secrets, the story HAS TO go like this now:


The REBEL: San Bernardino Hoax: One Shoot Out, Two Locations by Jim Stone. Obviously this shooting did not happen the way they say it did, and the massive pounce on the “Islamic terror” meme strongly implies to me that the establishment needs huge public support for something horrible they plan to do soon. And I really think Trump’s bantering about “dancing Muslims” was the precursor to this, I think he knew this was going to go down and seeded the public conscience ahead of this storm to cause the hatred to grow when watered . . . . and with headlines like “Muslim newlyweds slaughter co-workers who threw them a baby shower” (thanks anonymous for that tip) well, I think there is a little proof.


Global Research: Americans Fear “Phantom Terrorist Threat”. 70% Consider “ISIS A Major Threat” By Stephen Lendman           {Could it be a meticulously designed and cultivated Israeli-Zionist psychology and behavior with a cunning twist?}


Global Research: San Bernardino Incident Has the Earmarks of a False Flag. Testimony of Eyewitnesses By Stephen Lendman.

ISRAEL


Global Research: Killing Non-Jews in Israel: “The New Normal” By Middle East Monitor.


The Ugly Truth: US and Israeli rabbis Call for new ‘trust and respect’ with Christians.


The Ugly Truth: UK – Thousands sign petition calling for armed security outside Jewish institutions.


The Ugly Truth: Jewish Home MK: Fatal firebombing that killed Dawabshe family ‘not a terror attack’


Daily Mail: Saving their sworn enemy: Heartstopping footage shows Israeli commandos rescuing wounded men from Syrian warzone – but WHY are they risking their lives for Islamic militants? Elite Israeli troops rescue wounded Syrians from the world’s worst war almost every night. They have saved more than 2,000 people since 2013, at a cost of 50 million shekels (£8.7million). Many are enemies of Israel and some may even be fighters for groups affiliated to Al Qaeda. MailOnline embedded with Israeli commandos stationed on the border between Israel and Syria. Dramatic video filmed by MailOnline and the Israeli army shows these operations taking place. Israel says that the operation is purely humanitarian but analysts believe Israel also has strategic reasons.

PALESTINE


Global Research:The Systemic Incarceration of Palestinian Children. ‘I am a mother amongst hundreds, we are all worried about our children’ By Reem Abd Ulhamid, Mondoweiss


MONDOWEISS: Israeli military court sentences Palestinian feminist and lawmaker Khalida Jarrar to 15 months in jail by Allison Deger: Khalida Jarrar, a leading Palestinian feminist and lawmaker who defied an Israeli order last year to deport her from her West Bank hometown of al-Bireh to the desert city of Jericho, was sentenced to 15 months in prison by an Israeli military court on Monday


ICH: Open Rafah Now: Siege on Gaza is a Cruel and Political Failure By Ramzy Baroud. End Gaza’s perpetual suffering and open the border, once and for all .


Al Monitor: he Grinch who stole Palestinian Christmas.


Al Monitor: Is PA on verge of collapse? {Let the damn corrupt traitors and filthy agents of Israel go}


The Guardian: Eric Abetz attacks ABC reporter Sophie McNeill over Middle East reporting. Mark Scott defends the Walkley award-winning correspondent, saying she is doing a ‘strong job’ and deserves to be judged on her work

COMMENTARIES


SPUTNIK: Russian Operation in Syria Not in Geopolitical Interests – Putin


Global Research: “Artist and Empire”: A Journey through Britain’s Imperial Past By Amelia Smith, Middle East Monitor   {All you have to read is “A Peace to End All Peace, the story of John Glubb Pasha of Arfab Lesion of Jordan, Lawrence of Arabia, Lord Kitchener of Egypt and the Sudan and the story of British Abdulla Philippi of Saudi Arabia”}


MONDOWEISS: Terrorism is an understandable response to west’s wars in Middle East, realist and left writers say by Philip Weiss. When the US bombs Syria it is an act of war that is bound to provoke terrorist acts in the west. Several left and realist writers have been making this obvious point, but the neocon/interventionist political mainstream is resistant to echoing it.


Global Research: Why is a Hate Campaign being Waged against Muslims? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky


***** Lobeog: Trump, the Islamic State, and the Cliche of Civilizations by John Feffer .


ICH: What Stinks in Saudi Ain’t the Camel Dung By F. William Engdahl. ISIS is simply a “Saudi army in disguise.”.


Global Research: US Nuclear Weapons Complex Leaves ‘Legacy of Death on American Soil’ By Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams


Global Research: A Circuit of Lies and “False Media”: Crimes against Humanity Go Unreported, The West Continues to Perpetrate Genocide in Iraq By Mark Taliano


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