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Freedom Flotilla

By Torpedoing the Gaza Flotilla, Israel Sunk Its Own Ship

Medea Benjamin | Posted 09.11.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

Through it all, the Israelis helped us turn a potential non-story into a media blitz that has not ended. The passengers are now returning home to the local public spotlight.

Freedom Flotilla II: No to a Kinder, Gentler Siege

Nadia Hijab | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Nadia Hijab

The Gaza flotilla is not about delivering "goods" to transform Israel's siege into a kinder, gentler blockade. Rather, it is to deliver this question: By what right does Israel besiege Gaza? And this answer: None, under international law.

Kucinich: Ensure Safety of U.S. Citizens on The Audacity of Hope

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.26.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

In any other arena of contemporary advocacy for peace, getting six Members of Congress to sign on to a letter designed to be spectacularly modest advocacy of basic common sense would not be something to crow about.

UN's Failure on Libya Exposes Its Hypocrisy on Human Rights

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alan Elsner

Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's murderous assault on his own people has exposed the United Nation's total lack of credibility when dealing with international human rights.

Brad Sherman's Middle East Town Hall Rife With Fear and Aggression

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

On July 3, 2010, I received an email from a friend informing me that Congressman Brad Sherman, who is seeking reelection to his 8th term in California...

Crashing the Party

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

After hearing about an activist meeting at a private home, I decided to take my chances and go. I came in expecting some heavy-duty beating up of Israel (and I got it), but most of the people were really nice.

Israel Continues to Ignore the Human Toll of the Siege on Gaza

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Israel, the occupying power that controls Gaza's borders, continues to completely ignore the human toll of the blockade.

The F Word: "Bloody Sunday" Apologies, What About Monday?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Yesterday, a prominent world leader made an official apology to his nation. "What happened...was both unjustified and unjustifiable. It was wrong. T...

News Flash 2015: Eradicated Israel Still Blamed for World Problems

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Seoul, South Korea/June 25, 2015 - North Korea's unprovoked attack on a thousand South Korean nuns, orphans, and baby seals has resulted in the world'...

The F Word: Flotilla Video As A Weapon

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Flanders

A picture's worth a thousand words, but what those words are depends a whole lot on American media, at least, on pre-existing official attitudes.

Gaza Palestinians Desperate For Medical Care Stream Into Egypt

McClatchy | Miret El Naggar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAFAH, Egypt -- They arrived at the border by the busload: amputees and people with other disabilities by the dozens, in wheelchairs pushed by family...

Through the Looking Glass: The Myth of Israeli Exceptionalism

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

2010-06-04-dove.jpg Exceptionalism is an ideology propagated by the power elites of two nations of vastly different proportions and histories -- Israel and the U.S. -- but each declares a divinely manifest destiny.

The F Word: Anger over Israel Hurts U.S.

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

As we wait to see any substantive response from the U.S. president to Israel's killings of peace workers seeking to break the years-long Gaza siege, i...

NATO Wants Probe Of Israeli Raid

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Pro-Palestinian activists sent another boat to challenge Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and Egypt declared it was te...

Israeli Left Denounces IDF's Raid of the Freedom Flotilla

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

Some 2,000 demonstrators gathered outside Israel's Ministry of Defense late Monday to protest the military's violent raid on an aid flotilla that atte...

Israel Boat Raid Sparks International Outcry

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey withdrew its ambassador to Israel and called for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council as condemnations erup...