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June 20th, 2010

Israel takes small step toward easing Gaza blockade

Reporting from Jerusalem — Israel took another small step Sunday toward easing its land blockade of the Gaza Strip, announcing it plans to permit all goods into the seaside territory except those on a list of items specifically banned. But the government has yet to specify what items will be ... continue reading

June 15th, 2010

VIDEO: “Arrest Me, I am a Terrorist”

Americans who supported, organized, or were on the flotilla headed to Gaza with humanitarian aid stormed the office of U.S. Congressmen Brad Sherman and turned themselves in for their “crimes.” The stunt was in response to Sherman’s call for Americans on the flotilla be arrested for helping “terrorists.”Col. Ann Wright ... continue reading

June 14th, 2010

Turkey: We'll review Israel ties unless international Gaza flotilla probe held

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday that his government would insist on an international commission to investigate the Israeli commando raid on a Gaza aid flotilla that ended in the death of nine Turks. "If an international commission is not set up and Turkey's rightful demands are ignored, Turkey ... continue reading

June 5th, 2010

Free Gaza activists vow to organize new flotilla to break Israeli blockage

NICOSIA, June 5 (Xinhua)-- Free Gaza Movement on Saturday condemned Israel for violation of maritime law by seizing their cargo ship Rachel Corrie in international waters, and vowed to organize another flotilla in the coming months to break the blockage on the Palestinian enclave. The Gaza-bound aid ship was seized ... continue reading

June 5th, 2010

Despite pressure, Israeli PM firm on Gaza blockade

JERUSALEM – Israeli forces seized a Gaza-bound aid vessel swiftly and without meeting resistance on Saturday, preventing it from breaking a naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory days after a similar effort turned bloody. Israel has faced mounting international pressure to lift the blockade since Monday's deadly confrontation aboard a ... continue reading

June 5th, 2010

Israeli troops board aid ship bound for Gaza

Israeli naval forces boarded an Irish-owned ship bound for Gaza today, just five days after killing nine passengers in a bloody raid on a previous aid convoy. The commandos boarded the ship "with the full compliance" of the crew and passengers without any of the violence that had marked the ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

As MV Rachel Corrie draws nearer, Israel mulls easing Gaza blockade

Tel Aviv, Israel -- The MV Rachel Corrie, carrying another group of pro-Palestinian activists seeking to challenge the Gaza blockade, sailed toward a possible clash with Israel in the Mediterranean on Friday. But Israel said it had no desire for a fresh confrontation five days after an Israeli commando raid ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Israel warns Gaza-bound 'Rachel Corrie' to stop

Israel yesterday served notice that an Irish pro-Palestinian aid ship would not be allowed to fulfil its goal of reaching the Gaza coast this morning. The Rachel Corrie was last night pressing on towards the enclave, following the original flotilla that was halted by Israeli commandos at the cost of ... continue reading

Cindy Sheehan

Gold Star Mom, Activist

June 4th, 2010

The Audacity of Israel

“Until all of Gaza is destroyed the job is not done.”Words on a sign of a Zionist in San FranciscoSince my son was killed in Iraq and I have come to prominence in the peace movement, the name I am called with the second highest frequency (behind “anti-American”) is “anti-Semitic.” ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Defying Israel, Aid Ship Heads to Gaza

The Irish-flagged cargo ship the Rachel Corrie  is expected off the waters of Gaza by Friday evening and those onboard remain determined to deliver their aid directly to the people of Gaza, according to a spokesperson for the Free Gaza Movement. "Under no circumstances will we be pulling into [the ... continue reading

June 4th, 2010

Freedom flotilla ship MV Rachel Corrie continues to head for Gaza

• Six UK and Irish citizens on ship that Israel says cannot dock• Turkey warns it will reduce ties with Israel to a minimum• Hamas leader says humanitarian aid alone not enoughA ship carrying aid to Gaza is still heading for the blockaded territory, despite Israel insisting it will not ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

June 2nd, 2010

Obama Must Join Global Condemnation of Israeli Flotilla Assault

Just one day after Israeli commandos stormed civilian boats that were bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza, leaving nine dead, a group of Nobel Peace prize winners put out a statement condemning the attack. South African president Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whose lives have been indelibly shaped by a ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2010

El Cerrito man beaten in assault on Gaza aid flotilla

A 64-year old El Cerrito resident who sailed with a group taking supplies to the Gaza Strip was badly beaten during the Israeli commando assault, a family friend said Tuesday. The report came from Lindsay Bagette, who said she was speaking on behalf of Paul Larudee's wife, Betty. Larudee was ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2010

El Cerrito Man Beaten, Jailed in Israel, Wife Says

An El Cerrito man aboard a ship headed for the Gaza Strip Monday was beaten to the point of hospitalization and is being detained in an Israeli prison for refusing to sign deportation orders, according to his wife. Paul Larudee, 64, a piano tuner and activist, is one of five ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2010

Vilnai: No innocents were hurt

All of the nine activists killed in Monday's IDF raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla were involved in violent clashes, Deputy Defense Minister Matan Vilna'i said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Knesset, Vilna'i said that the elite Navy commando were "unique in the world." "While their friends are being lynched," he ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2010

US Woman Loses Eye After Being Hit During Anti-Israeli Protest

JERUSALEM — An American woman has lost her eye during a demonstration in Jerusalem against Israel's naval raid on a Gaza aid flotilla, a hospital official said Tuesday. Emily Henochowicz, 21, of Maryland, underwent surgery after suffering the injury, said hospital spokeswoman Yael Bossem-Levy. Henochowicz was hit in the face ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2010

Nations decry Israel's blockade of Gaza

JERUSALEM -- Israel's botched and deadly commando raid on an aid flotilla has set off widespread international criticism of the Gaza blockade, with popular opinion in many countries swinging heavily against Israel and even the United States urging its ally to find new ways to allow aid shipments to reach ... continue reading

June 2nd, 2010

Irish aid boat holds course towards Gaza despite Israel warning

The final boat in the Gaza aid flotilla was sailing at full speed towards the territory's coast tonight despite warnings that it would be intercepted by Israeli forces.The MV Rachel Corrie, a 40-year-old cargo ship bought by the Irish arm of the Free Gaza Movement, was delayed and avoided capture ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

American Onboard Attacked Flotilla Describes Chaos

Ambassador Edward Peck, 80 years old, and the former  Chief of Mission in Baghdad decided to take the trip to Gaza because they were trying to get materials to “Gazans need and are denied.”  Peck, who returned from his mission by way of Israel – who ‘deported’  him remains “disappointed ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Activists send new boat to challenge Gaza blockade

JERUSALEM – Pro-Palestinian activists sent another boat to challenge Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and Egypt declared it was temporarily opening a crossing into the Palestinian territory after a raid on an aid flotilla that ended with Israeli soldiers killing nine activists.The raid provoked ferocious international condemnation ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Egypt opens Gaza border after Israel ship clash

GAZA – Egypt will open its border with the Gaza Strip to let Palestinians cross, officials said on Tuesday, following a storm of international criticism of Israel's bloody enforcement at sea of its blockade on the enclave.The decision, urged by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas against whom the embargo has ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Gaza Activists Claim "Brutal" Israeli Raid

(CBS/AP) Activists returning to Europe after Israeli forces raided their aid flotilla said Tuesday that the commandos had beaten passengers and used electric shocks during the assault. Six Greeks and several others, including a Turkish woman and her 1-year-old baby, were released Tuesday, but Israel has barred access to hundreds ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Furious debate over moment of attack

The Mavi Marmara, the ageing Turkish vessel at the centre of the assault on the Gaza flotilla, was berthed in the Israeli port of Ashdod on Tuesday. Emptied of its cargo and with most of its passengers either in prison or hospital, the ship remained hidden from public view in ... continue reading

Ray McGovern

Retired CIA analyst

June 1st, 2010

Obama's Timidity and Deaths at Sea

A chief lesson to learn from President Barack Obama’s recent unwillingness to stand up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Lobby is that such timidity can get people killed.Casualty figures are still arriving in the wake of Israel’s Sunday night-Monday morning commando attack on an unarmed flotilla ... continue reading

June 1st, 2010

Official: US Will Stand with Israel

I’m told there won’t be any daylight between the US and Israel in the aftermath of the incident on the flotilla yesterday, which resulted in the deaths of 10 activists. Regardless of the details of the flotilla incident, sources say President Obama is focused on what he sees as the ... continue reading

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