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Gaza Flotilla Raid

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...

Report Criticizes Israel PM Over 2010 Gaza Flotilla Raid

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision-making was badly flawed as he oversaw a deadly Israeli naval raid on a Gaza-bound ship...

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...

War on Gaza -- Three Years Later

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 02.28.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While the slight easing of the siege (especially in regards to badly needed building materials) has resulted in the beginnings of a rebuilding campaign, much more is needed.

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...

Foreigners Aboard Gaza-Bound Ship Returning Home: Official

AP | Posted 09.19.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli official says all 15 foreigners aboard an intercepted Gaza-bound ship will return home by the end of the day. Interior Minist...

Gaza-Bound French Ship Seized By Israeli Navy

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israeli naval commandos on Tuesday seized control of a French ship attempting to break Israel's sea blockade of the Gaza Strip and t...

'Setting Sail on Gaza’s Sea of Spin'

nytimes.com | 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...

Irish Vessel Abandons Gaza Flotilla After Israeli 'Sabatoge'

AP | Posted 08.30.2011 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An Irish ship on Thursday dropped out of the pro-Palestinian flotilla planning to break Israel's blockade of Gaza, citing sabo...

Netanyahu: Turkey Was Looking For A Fight With Flotilla

AP | MARK LAVIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel threatened Monday to pull out of a U.N. inquiry into a deadly raid on a Turkish flotilla heading for Gaza, after the U.N. chi...

Israeli Military Finds Flotilla Killings Justified

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel — Flawed intelligence-gathering and planning led to Israel's botched and deadly raid on a Gaza-bound protest flotilla, with sec...

Turning Points: Israel Caves Under Flotilla Pressure

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phyllis Bennis

Ankara's assertive set of responses to the Israeli assault provided a model for how mid-level powers could challenge Israel and stand up to U.S. pressure and emerge reaping enormous political capital.

Israel's Latest Violation

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Every time Israel's right-wing government engages in yet another outrageous violation of international legal norms, it is easy to think, "No way are t...

Israel Approves Inquiry Into Gaza Flotilla Raid

AP | MARK LAVIE and SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The European Union on Monday called Israel's closure of Gaza "unacceptable" and offered to play a role in opening the borders, as Is...

The Price of Defying Israel

Paul Larudee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Larudee

I was one of those who chose to defy Israeli forces when they attacked and took our Freedom Flotilla ships that were trying to deliver desperately needed humanitarian aid to civilian organizations in the Israeli blockaded Gaza Strip.

WaPo 'On Faith': Israelis And Palestinians Both Created By God

The Washington Post | Max Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Palestinians and Israeli Jews are equals. Both are humans. Both deserve dignity and freedom. It's time for the "something new" to be a recognition of ...

Why I Defend Israel

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The flood of hypocrisy that seems to have waited for this pretext to sweep across the media of the world, as is the case every time the Jewish State slips up, is by no means acceptable.

Israel Gaza Attack: Do Actions of the 'Jewish State' Represent Jewish Values?

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ahmed Rehab

Israel's failure is not a failure of Jewish values. If anything, it's a failure to apply Jewish values.

Israel's Bunker Mentality

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carlo Strenger

There are two profound psychological blocks that do not allow Israel's leadership to get off its disastrous course, once again proven by the Flotilla Disaster: one is sheer fear, the other is self-righteousness.

Thousands Gather In Chicago To Protest Israel's Raid On Gaza Aid Ship

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Samira Said | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 2,000 people - and a heavy police presence - crowded east Wacker Drive near the Consulate General of the Midwest to Israel for two hours Tue...

Mourning, Not Politicizing, Gaza Flotilla's Dead and Wounded

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

What matters today, at least in any conversation which claims to be driven by spiritual or religious sensibilities, is the sadness at the loss of life and continued suffering on both sides of this conflict.

Gaza Boat Raid: Obama Administration Expresses Concern

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...