Archive for the 'Peace Flotilla' Category

  1. Hamas injustices inflicted
    on Palestinians

    Friday, August 13th, 2010

    “Palestinian refugees are treated like third class non-citizens. Even those born in Lebanon are not allowed to own property and are banned from many professions. Palestinians are not allowed to work as journalists or doctors or lawyers or any of 50 professions. And yet, those who sound as if they spend sleepless nights suffering for their Palestinian brethren remain curiously quiet about these terrible, inexcusable injustices.”

  2. Cameron Badmouths Israel,
    Sucks Up to India

    Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

    “Abuses against dalits take many forms. They include (but are not limited to): • Beatings, slashing, and other forms of torture • Arson — the burning of dalit communities” • Violence against women • Rape, gang rape, and the parading of women through the streets naked • Beating and torture of women • Summary execution, many times by burning alive • Bonded labor • Denial of rights • Police abuses against dalits, custodial abuse.

  3. Public relations battle is a marathon,

    Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

    Israel learned lessons from previous crises and improved accordingly. No one can argue the system worked perfectly, but we will endeavor to learn even more lessons from this crisis to further improve for the future. HOWEVER, NO ONE should be fooled into thinking that this is an easy battle. Just as when an army is involved in asymmetric warfare, in asymmetric public relations, there are structural disadvantages for any fully functioning democratic government.

  4. Public relations battle is a marathon,
    not a sprint

    Friday, July 16th, 2010

    Israel’s public diplomacy has become the new battlefield and if one gauges the results, it is clear that there are many positives. There is not one credible member of the international media that still parrots the stated motives of the organizers of the flotilla. Every major international network reported the flotilla story using IDF Spokesman’s videos within hours of the events. More and more correspondents, many who were previously very critical of Israeli policy, have placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of the flotilla organizers. These are very real successes.

  5. An irrational, obscene hatred

    Friday, July 16th, 2010

    Such raw hatred of Jews, let alone Israel, is commonplace in the Middle East, even without an excuse such as last week’s deadly incident. The “peace flotilla” was no such thing. It had some peaceful people aboard, but its organizer, IHH, is a part of the Muslim Brotherhood, an openly terrorist organization pledged to the destruction of Israel and the triumph of Shari’a law everywhere.

  6. Reply to father of a Gaza flotilla participant

    Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

    What is it about the Palestinians/Gazans that has so captivated your devotion and self righteous indignation Alexandra? Could it have something to do with the fact that their “enemy” is the Jews? Such a convenient and well tested scapegoat!

  7. Those troublesome Jews

    Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

    By Charles Krauthammer The world is outraged at Israel’s blockade of Gaza. Turkey denounces its illegality, inhumanity, barbarity, etc. The usual U.N. suspects, Third World and European, join in. The Obama administration dithers. But as Leslie Gelb, former president of the Council on Foreign Relations, writes, the blockade is not just perfectly rational, it is […]

  8. Israel was right to storm a ship bound for Gaza

    Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

    By Leslie H. Gelb Israel had every right under international law to stop and board ships bound for the Gaza war zone late Sunday. Only knee-jerk left-wingers and the usual legion of poseurs around the world would dispute this. And it is pretty clear that this “humanitarian” flotilla headed for Gaza aimed to provoke a […]

  9. Israel’s Naval Blockade of Gaza Is Legal, Necessary

    Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

    By Dore Gold The continuing demand that Israel should agree to an investigation — with international involvement — of its interception of a Turkish-led flotilla to Gaza last week presupposes that Israel did something fundamentally wrong. At the United Nations, the Security Council issued a presidential statement which lent its political weight to calls for […]

  10. Flotilla sickness and the ‘progressive’ mind

    Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

    By Melanie Phillips Daily Mail and Jewish Chronical The flotilla episode provided the trigger for a frenzied demonstration of the world’s collective loss of mind over Israel. Israel did what it was entitled to do and what any other country at war would do: intercept boats that might be carrying weapons for an aggressor regime. […]

  11. Misinformation about Gaza
    and the flotilla debacle

    Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

    By Maurice Ostroff June 7, 2010 Whether or not one considers the Gaza blockade justified, moral or wise, intellectual honesty demands that we base our conclusions on credible information. Unfortunately the majority of reports about the Gaza blockade are glaringly misleading. Politicians, journalists and other pundits cannot reach rational conclusions, about Gaza while they continue […]