Browsing Tag Gaza flotilla

The Guardian: Still Spinning the Flotilla

The flotilla movement never made it a secret that its second convoy was a political stunt to embarrass Israel. Pretentions of delivering humanitarian aid were always secondary. And yet The Guardian implies...

July 6, 2011 10:42 By :

Dutch Reporters Abandon Ship Over Flotilla’s Own Press Restrictions

Disgusted by flotillista media restrictions, naivete, and deceit, Eric Beauchemin of Radio Netherlands (and two other Dutch journalists) abandoned ship rather than sail to Gaza. But I have worked as a...

June 28, 2011 20:39 By :

Israel Rethinking Ban on Flotilla Journos

UPDATE 5:25 pm: No sanctions for the journos, according to this statement from the Prime Minister’s office. * * * This just in from Reuters. Israel’s rethinking it’s ban on journalists...

June 27, 2011 16:13 By :

Video: Why We’ll Stop the Flotilla

I wish it weren’t necessary, but let’s face it: The IDF needs to explain why it’s going to intercept the Free Gaza flotilla. Good talking points.

June 26, 2011 8:10 By :

Guns and Poses: Mavi Marmara Humanitarian Volunteers Were Armed

Israel’s Yediot Aharonot published photos of unidentified flotillistas aboard the Mavi Marmara holding guns. According to Nana 10 (Hebrew), the images came from cameras the IDF seized from the...

June 9, 2011 10:09 By :

Smoking Gun Photos From Mavi Marmara?

Here’s new meaning to smoking gun photos. The Israeli navy has obtained photos taken aboard the Mavi Marmara of IHH “humanitarian activists” holding guns. YNet News reports: Photos...

June 2, 2011 13:31 By :

Top 5 Reasons The Gaza Flotilla Will Go On Even Though Egypt’s Opening Rafah Crossing This Weekend

Egypt announced it will permanently open the Rafah border crossing this weekend. With Palestinians able to travel back and forth, and consumer goods already plentiful, you’d think the Free Gaza flotilla...

May 25, 2011 22:14 By :

NY Times Sinks Truth About Gaza Flotilla

One year after the Gaza flotilla, I fear Big Media is discarding the Israeli narrative of events leading up to, during and after the IDF intercepted the Mavi Marmara. An even more provocative Flotilla...

May 12, 2011 23:06 By :

Arab Spring Sprouts More Mea Culpas

I’m glad to see that the Arab Spring — especially the brutal head-bashing in Syria and Libya — is causing columnists to rethink their views. Yesterday, it was Israel’s Sever Plocker,...

May 2, 2011 14:38 By :

Why Was the Gaza Flotilla Postponed?

Choose the best answer. The real reason the IHH postponed its Gaza flotilla is because: A) The IHH doesn’t want controversy disrupting Turkey’s June 12 parliamentary elections. B) Macho Islamists...

April 27, 2011 10:34 By :