The great Iara Lee on the Flotilla Bloodbath

On Sunday, June 6th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Untitled Document Iara Lee Saturday, June 5, 2010 In the predawn hours of May 31, I was aboard the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, part of a convoy of humanitarian vessels aiming to deliver aid to besieged civilians in Gaza, when we were attacked in international waters by a unit of Israeli commandos. Our ship had been inspected by customs agents in Turkey, a NATO member, who confirmed that there were no guns or any such weapons aboard. Indeed, the Israeli


More on the propaganda war

On Saturday, June 5th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By DANNY AYALON 06/04/2010 20:36 There is not one credible member of the international media that still parrots the stated motives of the flotilla’s organizers. http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=177504 This has been a difficult week for Israel. Faced with an armada of hate and violence, our soldiers, whose sole task was to control the boats and bring them peacefully to Ashdod, were faced with machete-wielding jihadists. This Hamas-backed flotilla was a premeditated provocation that sought to either open up a corridor for weapons


In praise of human dignity

On Saturday, June 5th, 2010 in News.

Haneen Zuabi, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, has been sworn at by parliamentary colleagues and received death threats since disembarking on Monday Rachel Shabi in Jerusalem guardian.co.uk, Thursday 3 June 2010 17.21 BST Haneen Zuabi (right), who represents the Arab nationalist party Balad in the Israeli Knesset, is heckled by Anastassia Michaeli, of the ultra-nationalistic Yisrael Beteinu party (centre). Photograph: David Vaaknin/AP While other activists from the Gaza aid flotilla have returned home, one is left facing death


Due to space limitations, Amb Oren omitted mention that: the passenger list included Adolf Hitler, Jr and Mr. Mengele III; that six copies of Mein Kampf and four copies of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion were seized from passengers; that one of the passengers was a convicted pedophile and three were being sought for gang rape; and that the commandos with the painted pea guns were actually en route to a Hebrew Halloween Party.

On Saturday, June 5th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

President salutes soldiers wounded in IDF raid on Gaza flotilla ‘in name of entire State of Israel’ Ronen Medzini Published:  06.03.10, 18:14 / Israel News http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3898758,00.html "Israel is going through a difficult time, and to my regret there is a structural majority against Israel in the UN," President Shimon Peres said Thursday during a visit to soldiers wounded in the IDF raid on the Gaza flotilla.   "It doesn’t matter what we do – and of course this is not


Israeli flags lowered from half mast to quarter mast after Foreign Ministry announces that Shimon Peres is still alive

On Saturday, June 5th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

President salutes soldiers wounded in IDF raid on Gaza flotilla ‘in name of entire State of Israel’ Ronen Medzini Published:  06.03.10, 18:14 / Israel News http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3898758,00.html "Israel is going through a difficult time, and to my regret there is a structural majority against Israel in the UN," President Shimon Peres said Thursday during a visit to soldiers wounded in the IDF raid on the Gaza flotilla.   "It doesn’t matter what we do – and of course this is not


The writing on the wall

On Saturday, June 5th, 2010 in News.

(June 3, 2010) The students at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, the alma mater of Rachel Corrie, announced that the whole student body voted overwhelmingly in favor of divestment from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation and in favor of making their campus Caterpillar-free. What’s more remarkable is that the decision was not made by a student council and thus vulnerable to veto by just one person, as we saw in Berkeley. No, it was decided through a


Anthony Cordesman is whistling a new tune

On Saturday, June 5th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Anthony H. Cordesman Jun 2, 2010 America’s ties to Israel are not based primarily on U.S. strategic interests. At the best of times, an Israeli government that pursues the path to peace provides some intelligence, some minor advances in military technology, and a potential source of stabilizing military power that could help Arab states like Jordan. Even then, however, any actual Israeli military intervention in an Arab state could prove as destabilizing as beneficial. The fact is that the real


Insightful Commentary on Flotilla Bloodbath

On Saturday, June 5th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

From the moment that the Israeli naval commandos launched their attack on the flotilla aiming to break the siege of Gaza by carrying humanitarian aid to the territory, the struggle by both sides to dominate how the media covered the events – a struggle that began days in advance of the 4am attack on Monday – entered a completely new phase. Soon after the commandos landed on the Mavi Marmara, the Turkish ship carrying more than 600 of the activists,


What We Can Do

On Friday, June 4th, 2010 in News.

Visit http://gazafreedommarch.org/cms/en/flotilla/protest.aspx for a list of scheduled world wide demonstrations.



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