The last ship was named after Rachel Corrie.
finkelstein? s report with huwaida arraf who is one of the organisers of the ship to gaza campaign..
Erdoğan posters are sold in Gaza.
Former marine Ken O?Keefe returned to Istanbul like this after he was deported from Israel. via
Thousands Protest Against Israel In Istanbul
Thousands of people waving Turkish and Palestinian flags and shouting anti-Israeli slogans today rallied in Istanbul in support of victims of an Israeli
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It seems that Hugh Pope agrees with me that the current Turkish foreign policy is not Islamist, but I add that I don’t think that this trade-based, stabilization-oriented policy is the optimum choice for Turkey.
By Maya Norton
An Israeli video called ?Flotilla Choir: We Con the World? has gone viral on Facebook in the last 24 hours. While it shows no compunction about the violence involved in the flotilla incident, it aggressively illustrates the widely held Israeli belief that Hamas is responsible for the poor state of well-being of the people of Gaza.
As the dust settles, and some of the ?truths’ come out, a new wave of tweets on Israel’s attacking the Gaza-bound flotilla take over the Internet. Here are a few reactions from the Twittersphere summing up reactions of users around the world, some asking questions we are yet to learn the answers for.
The Turkish-led flotilla which attempted to break the blockade of Gaza has strained Turkish-Israeli relations, while gaining Turkey much respect in the Arab world. One Gaza blogger has decided to show her appreciation for Turkey’s stance in a practical way – by starting a campaign to buy Turkish goods.
Since Monday’s clash between Israeli military forces and pro-Palestinian activists, both sides have issued video recordings to support their version of events (and, maybe more importantly, to unload blame onto their adversaries). So far, there’s no clear consensus about which clips to trust, but according to a report by Haaretz, there seems to be general agreement about which ones to like: of the four most viewed YouTube clips in recent days, all of which provide on-the-ground footage of the raid, the top three are videos issued by the Israeli Defense Forces. In fourth place with a measly 610,000 hits (in comparison to the 3 million total received by the IDF posts), is a clip from Al Jazeera.
On Friday, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said that his country would review its current defence and economic ties with Israel, potentially cutting them back to a minimum, in the aftermath of Israel?s assault on the flotilla of ships taking aid to Gaza on the 31 May. The raid, which has attracted international condemnation, cost the lives of nine Turkish activists.
In the aftermath of the appalling episode on the Mavi Marmara between Israeli marines and Gazi activists on 31 May 2010 what matters now is to understand the causes. They lie not with the explanations of the Israeli authorities (?there is not only humanitarian aid there, but rockets and war material too?), nor with those offered by Hamas (?the international community must take action against Israel’s state terrorism?). We believe that this act of violence against civilians was aimed at thwarting a new cycle of negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian leadership, as well as forcing the Obama administration to come out more openly in favour of Israel on a host of issues, from Iran to Syria and Iraq.
Dear President Obama,
On 16 May, Noam Chomsky, the renowned Jewish-American academic, was prevented by Israeli officials from entering the West Bank to deliver a lecture at Birzeit University near Ramallah. He came from Jordan across the Allenby Bridge, was interrogated at the border crossing for three hours, and was then expelled with his passport stamped “Denied Entry”. In response to his question about the reason for this decision, he was told that the Israeli government does not like his views and that it resented the fact that he chose to speak only at Birzeit and not at an Israeli university. The 81-year old professor replied that he had frequently spoken at Israeli universities and that there was no government on earth that liked his views.
from ORGANIZED RAGE by Mick Hall
By Gilad Lotan
The following post is an assortment of blog entries translated from Hebrew, all taken from the ?hot-topic’ page dealing with the flotilla raid, on the Israeli blogging platform Israblog. The bloggers on this platform are quite mixed, though leaning towards a younger crowd. There are many anonymous and pen names, not high visibility outside of the platform, but lots of cross commenting between the community.