USS Liberty survivor was seized by flotilla
Will we abandon and dishonor him yet again?
Activists: Israeli boat raiders had ‘assassination list’
Many musical groups cancelled performances in Israel in recent months because of Gaza, occupation, flotilla
Elvis Costello, Carlos Santana and Gil Scott-Heron, British group Gorillaz, Pixies
Given what you'll read next, why aren't we separating ourselves from this nonsense?
This show on 6/7/10 has a ton of crazy things. Just wrong! Who believes Israel??
- Arab Knesset member, Hanin Zoabi, is targeted in a FB group inciting her assassination. She was assaulted in the Knesset for trying to share her experiences on the flotilla.
- IDF retracted press release it put out saying flotilla members were Al Qaeda mercenaries upon inquiries by Blumenthal. The "evidence" was that they had night vision goggles. Wow. The criteria for being a terrorist is getting more and more general.
- IDF admitted to doctoring the audio it originally put out with a flotilla person supposedly saying "go back to Auschwitz." They released the "full" version later. NY Times an dWahington Post reported on these initial IDF responses, but didn't report the corrections. Way to follow up and ask the questions. Instead of Blumenthal, they could have been the ones to break the story about the false IDF reports.
- Yedioth Ahronoth - apparently an author of some sort said Israel should plant guns and rockets on the next flotilla and display them at the prot of Ashdod for journalists to photograph.
And they think they can conduct a serious investigation of themselves. They don't want the international community or any other country involved. That way, they wouldn't be able to manufacture the story they want. Heaven forbid we get the truth!