Skip to comments.Israel deports Gaza boat activists, including former US congresswoman (RAT McKinney), Nobel laureate
Posted on 07/06/2009 4:10:31 PM PDT by Libloather
Israel deports Gaza boat activists, including former US congresswoman, Nobel laureate
Published Monday July 6th, 2009
Matti Friedman, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
JERUSALEM - Israel has deported a former U.S. congresswoman, a Nobel peace prize laureate and other activists who were arrested trying to break the naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, Israeli officials said Monday.
The Israeli navy commandeered the boat last week as it tried to sail from Cyprus to Gaza. It was the latest in a series of trips by activists trying to bring attention to the blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt on the territory after the Islamic militants of Hamas seized power there two years ago.
There were 21 passengers and three tons of medical aid on board. Nobel laureate Mairead Corrigan Maguire and former U.S. congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, along with six other activists, remained in Israeli custody until Monday, when the Israeli government arranged flights for them, according to Interior Ministry spokeswoman Sabine Haddad.
They had been deported by late afternoon, according to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
McKinney is a former representative from Georgia and was the Green Party's candidate for president in 2008. Long a controversial figure in U.S. politics, McKinney drew fire for suggesting the administration of President George W. Bush might have known in advance about the Sept. 11 attacks and profited from them.
The Anti-Defamation League, a U.S. Jewish anti-racism group, decried anti-Semitic comments made by some of her supporters after her defeat in a 2006 Democratic runoff election. The ADL criticized her for not distancing herself from those statements or from a statement by her father blaming Jews for her congressional defeat in 2002.
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Wow. I missed that idiotic statement.
Those Capitol guards a few years ago that blocked her from entering the Capitol in her sweats were ahead of the curve....now if we could just get the US Customs to join the movement and not allow her back into this country upon returning.
Aw darn...they could have just kept her.
I wonder what role zero had in getting this dingbat out of jail?
She probably ate too much...
She and her father are the biggest moonbats in the state of Georgia (especially when you consider they have competition from Jimmy Carter). Billy McKinney blamed his hemorrhoids on the Jews.
Let her go, but seize the boat and sell it to help defer the costs of their stay.
Their larder must be a little short now after she got done with it too.
I was hoping she’d pull one of those patented Gaza moonbat martyrdom-by-bulldozer stunts. Everybody ends up happy.
“Former Congresswoman” and “Nobel Laureate” in the same sentence...ROTFL.
Out into the middle of the nowhere I hope.
Well gee Cynthia, you would think there were no brothers and sisters (of your nation, citizens or even your own race in their communities), without jobs and in need of advice about pulling their pants up (girls too), and being men taking care of their children. Oh I forgot, it’s not about this country, race, the poor, vouchers, getting to work off welfare and talking to students about ‘not’ blaming the ‘man’, working hard/getting through college, standing up on your own feet and smacking their parents into raising their kids instead of the state, it’s about the ideology... namely red.
For the life of me I can’t understand blacks who claim the socialist/commie mantle (or the democratic one, same thing now). Just stupid. She should ask Obama how the communists in Russia and Arab muslims love blacks. Whatever happened to common sense?
Big self-esteem deficit there somewhere. She, like other democrats, do nothing for those they ‘serve’... it’s all about them or doing anything other than their jobs for the enemy.
I wish we could Deport Congress Critters....I’d like to see Nancy Pelosi take a nice permanant Sea Cruise......LOL
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