iOS app Android app

Gaza Flotilla

Israel And Turkey Reach Preliminary Deal To Restore Ties

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.17.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Turkey have reached an understanding that could lead to the restoration of ties between the two former allies, an I...

Keeping Gaza in Our Hearts

Dr. Basel Ghattas | Posted 07.17.2015 | World
Dr. Basel Ghattas

As expected, Freedom Flotilla III ended last week as it was intercepted by the Israeli Navy in international waters -- a piratical and aggressive act against a ship solely carrying the flag of another state, Sweden.

Sailing -- Again -- to Break the Israeli Naval Blockade of Gaza

Ann Wright | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Ann Wright

To those in Gaza, the ships to Gaza whether in flotillas or one ship at a time, are a visible sign of the concern of citizens around the world for their welfare.

Michelle Obama Might Be At The Met Gala And Everything Just Got More Exciting

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Style

Everyone just got way more excited for the Met Gala. Women's Wear Daily reported Thursday that Michelle Obama will be on hand May 5 to open the Co...

Operation Exodus: The Snowden Accompaniment Flytilla to Political Asylum in Venezuela

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

A Snowden accompaniment flotilla of prominent and peace-loving Americans could assemble at the Moscow airport, and fly together from Moscow to Caracas. Snowden could fly from Moscow to Caracas under the protection of our company, like the Fellowship of the Ring.

Turkey, Israel Reopen Flotilla Talks

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.06.2013 | World

Turkish and Israeli officials were meeting in Jerusalem on Monday for another round of talks over compensation for the Jewish state's deadly 2010 raid...

Israel, Turkey Discuss Compensation For Flotilla Victims

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 06.22.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — In a step toward restoring ties, former allies Turkey and Israel agreed Monday on the "methods and principles" of working out c...

Turkey, Israel To Work Out Compensation For Gaza Flotilla Deaths

AP | Posted 03.29.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's deputy prime minister says Turkish and Israeli officials will meet next week to work out the amount of compensation to be p...

Turkish PM: Normalization Between Israel And Turkey Won't Be Quick

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 03.24.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested "normalization" of ties with Israel would take time, hinting that Turkey wante...

Flotilla 3.0: Redeeming Obama's Palestine Speech With Gaza's Ark

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.24.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

Whether you see Obama's Israel speech as a great motivational speech or a white flag of surrender, the practical consequences for the public are largely the same: the initiative for justice is going to have to come from somewhere else.

Gaza Won't Be 'Liveable' By 2020

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Gaza will no longer be "liveable" by 2020 unless urgent action is taken to improve water ...

Turkey Charges Israeli Military Chiefs

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- A Turkish court on Monday formally pressed charges against members of Israel's military for the killing of nine people aboard a Turk...

Israel Offers $6 Million To Flotilla Raid Victims

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

By Jonathon Burch and Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA, May 24 (Reuters) - A Turkish lawyer said on Thursday that Israel had offered to pay $6 m...

The New Republican Haggadah

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Steve Sheffey

There's probably nothing President Obama can do to convince some Republicans that he's pro-Israel. If President Obama split the Sea of Reeds and walked through it dry-shod, they'd accuse him of not being able to swim.

Israel Drops Case Against Gaza Flotilla Activists

AP | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's attorney general has decided not to prosecute Israelis who participated in a Gaza-bound flotilla that was raided a year ago. Th...

Jailed for Sailing to Gaza, Challenging the Blockade

Medea Benjamin | Posted 01.05.2012 | World
Medea Benjamin

The people of Gaza can't wait for political leaders to decide it's in their interest to negotiate, so it's up to us -- as civil society -- to step up the pressure. That's what these waves of boats are doing.

Israel To Deport Gaza Flotilla Activists

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel has begun deportation procedures for a group of pro-Palestinian activists who tried to breach its naval blockade of the Gaza Strip...

Exclusive: Video From Gaza Flotilla as Israeli Navy Prepared to Intercept Boats

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Democracy Now!

Watch the Democracy Now! exclusive report from the "Freedom Waves to Gaza" flotilla this morning, shortly before the Israeli Navy intercepted the two ...

New Flotilla Challenges Gaza Blockade

AP | By IAN DEITCH | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel's navy boarded two small protest boats trying to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip on Friday and towed them to an Israeli port ...

Being Erdogan

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 11.11.2011 | World
Ashley Rindsberg

Prime Minister Erdogan is looking for -- and finding -- levers that can allow Turkey to build and wield the political and economic might commensurate to a strategically located country with a history of near-global hegemony.

Turkey as the New Norway?

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 11.07.2011 | World
Brent E. Sasley

Without putting too fine a point on it, Turkey has in the last few months been acting like a petulant child that doesn't get its dessert before the meal.

Jupiter, Turkey, and Israel

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 11.02.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The collapse of Turkish-Israeli relations is a sad development and one is left to hope that somehow the last word has not been said yet.

Turkey Cuts Israeli Ties After Gaza Flotilla Refusal

AP | SUZAN FRASER and MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 11.02.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey expelled Israel's ambassador and cut military ties on Friday over Israel's refusal to apologize for last year's deadly r...

Foreign Minister Says Israel Will Not Apologize To Turkey Over Flotilla Raid

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel will not apologize to Turkey over a raid on a Gaza-bound protest aid ship last year in which nine Turkish pro-Palestinian act...

Israel's Blockade of Gaza: A Twenty-year-old Injustice

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 09.25.2011 | World
Mya Guarnieri

A tremendous majority of those talking about the Gaza Strip blockade use 2007 as the start-date, unintentionally lending legitimacy to Israel's cause and effect explanation, an argument that pegs the closure to political events.