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Gaza Flotilla

Keeping Gaza in Our Hearts

Dr. Basel Ghattas | Posted 07.17.2016 | 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 07.03.2016 | 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...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Israeli Foreign Minister Will Not Quit Over Gaza Flotilla Apology

Posted 09.23.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday he would not quit the coalition government if it decides to apologize...

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.

Start of the Season

Kathy Kelly | Posted 09.06.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

I'm here as an activist passenger on the United States flotilla boat, blocked by the Greek government's decision. Our guiding question asks to what extent we can focus world attention on the plight of Palestinians in Gaza.

Flotilla In, Negotiations Out?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 09.04.2011 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Benjamin Netanyahu should be very careful not to waste the goodwill that was shown towards Israel by refraining from any move towards the Palestinian Authority.

Gaza-Bound Boat Escapes From Greece

Posted 09.04.2011 | World

PARIS (AP) — French pro-Palestinian activists say a pleasure craft linked to a flotilla banned from sailing from Greek ports to the Gaza Strip has l...

'Setting Sail on Gaza’s Sea of Spin' | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 09.02.2011 | World

SOME see a parallel with the Exodus, the ship filled with Jewish refugees that tried to break the British blockade of Palestine in 1947 and helped swa...

Greece Arrests Gaza-Bound Boat Captain

Associated Press | Posted 09.01.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say they have arrested the captain of a boat that was to be part of a Gaza-bound flotilla trying to deli...

This Time, Israel Can Pass the Test of the Gaza Flotilla

Bradley Burston | Posted 08.31.2011 | World
Bradley Burston

Friends of Israel, countries and individuals that sincerely wish Israelis well, should send a message this week: Mr. Netanyahu, Mr. Barak, for your sake, for Israel's sake, let the flotilla sail to Gaza.

An Open Letter to U.S. Senator Mark Kirk

Kathy Kelly | Posted 08.29.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Senator Kirk, we are your constituents. It's not too late for you to acknowledge that your earlier call for military action against us jeopardizes our safety and to reverse your claim which insinuates that we are dangerous people.

"We Are Eager to Get to Gaza": Exclusive Report From Greece on U.S. Gaza Aid Flotilla

Democracy Now! | Posted 08.28.2011 | World
Democracy Now!

Up to 50 Americans are set to sail from a Greek port on a U.S.-flagged ship that is part of an international flotilla carrying humanitarian aid and le...