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Let Specter Investigate the Flotilla Mishap

Michael Smerconish | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Smerconish

The flotilla raid has made for inflamed discourse in the days that have followed. A Specter-led investigation would be a welcome bridge over troubled waters.

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.

Bard Blog -- Israel's Critics & Perspective

Ken Adelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Adelman

So my most humble advise to the Israeli cabinet would be "Brush up your Shakespeare" and think more broadly -- move from a narrow-gauged Henry IVth to a wider track Henry Vth perspective.

Arianna Battles Liz Cheney Over Gulf Spill, Halliburton, Gaza Crisis On 'This Week' (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

UPDATE: Media Matters fact checked Cheney and confirmed that Halliburton WAS repeatedly accused of fraud by federal agencies. ---------- Arianna a...

The Jerusalem Post Should Fire Caroline Glick for Making a Racist Video

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

The deputy managing editor of the Jerusalem Post, Caroline Glick, claims credit for a racist video of Jewish Israelis singing "there's no people dying" about the flotilla attack. She should be fired for making fun of the dead.

Audience of One

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

World-wide reactions to the flotilla attack were swift in condemning Israeli behavior. But it didn't matter. Israel can endure international outrage and votes of 14 to 1 in the UN's Security Council, as long as that "1", the US, stands at its side.

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'...

Justice for All? A Tale of Two Victims: Leon Klinghoffer and Furkan Dogan.

Josh Ruebner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Ruebner

In October 1985, four Palestinian gunmen from the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) stormed an Italian cruise ship on the Mediterranean, holding its ap...

With 'Friends' Like Israel, Who Needs Enemies?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

The IDF's deadly attack on the Turkish flotilla suggests to me that Israel benefits more from being at war than it would from being at peace. How would Tel Aviv justify both the financial and military aid it receives if there were no 'threat'?

Peeling Back the Layers of Gaza

Richard Eisendorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Eisendorf

The Israeli raid on the Gaza aid flotilla is about occupation. Israel has skirted this issue by declaring Gaza as no longer occupied. However, the rest of the world disagrees.

Blinding the Witnesses

Naomi Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naomi Klein

There is something way too literal about Israel shooting out the eye of a witness to its crimes. This photograph of Emily Henochowicz's bandaged face needs to be seen by the world.

Netanyahu Considering Easing Gaza Blockade

Haaretz | Aluf Benn and Natasha Mozgovaya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is prepared to consider easing the naval blockade of Gaza and involving international players in its enforcement. ...

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.

Dispatch From an Israeli Journalist in Turkey

Danna Harman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danna Harman

On my last night in Istanbul, yet another demonstration is raging. I wander the streets and notice a new style of black headband donned by many that reads "Hail to Hamas."

The Irresponsibiity of the New York Times, Exhibit Who Knows How Many?

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jerome Slater

The Times' description of Hamas's goals ignores the wealth of evidence, known to all close observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, that the organization has been steadily moving away from its founding Charter.

The Israeli Raid and Questions About Israel's Continued Statehood

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

Has the creation and defense of a theocratic state as a remedy for atrocities against Jewish people in World Word II contributed to--more than it has hurt--the global peace, justice and harmony?

When Reason Is Forsaken

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

While there is certainly the need to end the Gaza blockade, political pandering, populism and a high stakes blame game all trumped the actual goal of ameliorating the conditions there.

Israel President Claims Soldiers Did "Nothing" to Dead Passengers

Barrett Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barrett Brown

Israeli President Peres views an incident in which Israeli commandos killed some unknown number of activists in international waters as a "humane" response to the flotilla's attempts to deliver aid to the civilian population of Gaza.

Henning Mankell, Swedish Crime Writer On Attacked Gaza Aid Ship, May Bar Hebrew Versions Of Books

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell may prohibit the translation of his popular books into Hebrew after the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotil...

Denis Halliday Urges Irish-Americans to Defend the Rachel Corrie

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The issue of the Gaza blockade has tremendous resonance in Ireland, partly because of Ireland's high degree of engagement in international humanitarian causes.

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.

VIDEO: Austria Protests Israel Attack on Gaza Aid Convoy

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Rihanna may have raved about her "amazing" trip to Israel several days ago, but most of the rest of the world, and namely Europe, isn't as impressed w...

Dialogue on the Gaza Flotilla

Dan Fleshler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Fleshler

"I appreciate your call. My staff was going to get in touch with you. The task force is meeting tomorrow at 8:30. Can you make it?"

The New Charity Paradigm: Gaza Freedom Flotilla Delivers Aid Plus Political Agenda

Blake Bromley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Blake Bromley

The Gaza Freedom flotilla is evidence of the shift that's taking place in international humanitarian aid. Since 2001, governments have declared aid organizations to be combatants when they help organizations considered to be terrorists.

Lucia Graves

Pelosi Declines To Denounce Gaza Blockade

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, when questioned about the Gaza blockade on Wednesday, refused to denounce it but expressed her regret over the Israeli rai...