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Wash. Post smears Israel, stands history on its head
American Thinker ^ | 6/18/11 | Leo Rennert

Posted on 06/18/2011 11:48:32 PM PDT by Nachum

On May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos intercepted a flotilla of six ships sailing toward Gaza with the stated intention of breaking an Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the territory, ruled by the terrorist Hamas organization.

Activists aboard five of the six ships passively surrendered their vessels. As a result, nobody was injured.

But aboard the Mavi Marmara, a Turkish vessel, events took an ugly turn. As Israeli commandos rappelled from a hovering helicopter onto the top deck of the ship, they were set upon by a band of extremists, who attacked them with axes, metal bars and other makeshift weapons. One or more commandos was shot with weapons the attackers managed to take from the commandos. One commando, after being brutally beaten, was tossed overboard onto the deck below. With some commandos fighting for their lives, other commandos then directly opened fire on the attackers.

Extensive video footage confirms this sequence. Deadly force by activists on the ship preceded Israeli use of live fire. In the course of the battle, 9 activists -- all Turks -- were killed. Israel' subsequent investigation of the attackers reportedly found that they were, in fact, paid terrorist mercenaries. They all had pockets full of money in the same amount. On the other side, seven Israeli commandos were wounded, some critically.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; greenbergvsisrael; israel; joelgreenberg; post; smears; wash; washpostantisemitism

1 posted on 06/18/2011 11:48:36 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
However, in the process of writing his piece [for the Washington Post], Greenberg turns history on its head in describing the 2010 blockade-running incident. Here's how he puts it: "The Mavi Marmara was the target of a deadly raid by Israeli commandos last year."

People like Joel Greenberg live to paint Israel in an unfavorable light, and habitually lie without compunction in doing so.

2 posted on 06/18/2011 11:56:03 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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“Extensive video footage confirms this sequence.”

It's interesting that Greenberg ignores this fact......but if it fits a progressives agenda......”Film at 11”.

Duplicity at its best.

3 posted on 06/19/2011 12:12:09 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: Nachum

Funny how they’ll always pump out the European Union’s propaganda against Israel. Whom do they think they work for? When the press lies, it’s not freedom of the press at all.


4 posted on 06/19/2011 1:02:38 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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Greenberg-—Isn’t that a Jewish name?

I will never understand American Jews attacking their Israeli counterparts.


5 posted on 06/19/2011 4:35:38 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

they feel they can never be american if they are considered jewish, and attack the jewishness in them whenever they can to prove otherwise.

it is like umpiring your boys game and being harder on his team so as to make it seem more fair.

teeman


6 posted on 06/19/2011 5:06:01 AM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Nachum

One must take one item into consideration when dealing with Israel. The L-rd chose Israel to be a light among the nations. That light, in good times, is intellectual pursuits with advances in medicine and all sciences, and the moral codes advanced in Torah. In times of brutality the light from Israel can also be used to burn those who transgress against G-d and then it is a terribly destructive force. It was this kind of light that destroyed Egypt in six days along with Syria and Jordan in 1967 and was the saving light in 1948-9. I, like most Jews would prefer that Israel be the spiritual light of enlightenment and not the fiery light of the L-rd’s vengeance. Which is dispensed is up to the rest of the world, Israel is simply G-d’s instrument.


7 posted on 06/19/2011 5:23:09 AM PDT by bsaunders
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.
As Israeli commandos rappelled from a hovering helicopter onto the top deck of the ship, they were set upon by a band of extremists, who attacked them with axes, metal bars and other makeshift weapons. One or more commandos was shot with weapons the attackers managed to take from the commandos. One commando, after being brutally beaten, was tossed overboard onto the deck below. With some commandos fighting for their lives, other commandos then directly opened fire on the attackers. Extensive video footage confirms this sequence. Deadly force by activists on the ship preceded Israeli use of live fire.
Israel shouldn't risk the personnel -- a sub should surface and blow the ships from the water, then vanish.


8 posted on 06/19/2011 5:41:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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