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  • ISLAMIST TAKES OVER TURKISH INTELLIGENCE SERVICE (MIT)

    06/07/2010 4:28:30 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 34+ views
    OSINT.INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    June 07, 2010 SNIPPET: "His appointment to head the MIT immediately preceded the "humanitarian" flotilla organized by terrorist-linked Turkish organization IHH. Prior to being this most recent appointment he was central to moving Turkey into the Iranian camp."
  • Gaza Flotilla Terrorists Set Sail Again

    07/29/2014 5:01:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Apparently more than willing to pour gasoline on an already raging fire, an anti-Israeli Turkish relief organization, IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, is organizing a “Freedom Flotilla II” to bring “humanitarian” supplies to the Gaza strip. The IHH is the organization responsible for the last attempt to break the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza in a self-inflicted disaster that saw nine Hamas-affiliated terrorists killed by Israeli commandos, who were attacked when they attempted to board the Mavi Marmara. IHH chairman Bulent Yildrim warns that this time, the flotilla will be accompanied by Turkish Navy vessels to “protect us from any potential...
  • Turkish police raid charity accused of sending arms to Syria (the Gaza flotilla ‘charity’)

    01/16/2014 6:33:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | January 14, 2014 5:49 AM
    Turkish anti-terror police on Tuesday raided the offices of an Islamic charity which has been accused of trying to ship arms to neighboring Syria. Police searched the premises of the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) in southern town of Kilis near the Syrian border, the charity’s vice president Huseyin Oruc told AFP. […] The IHH, which is considered close to the Turkish government, organized the flotilla of ships carrying aid to Gaza that was raided by Israeli commandos in 2010. …
  • Poll: Israelis Believe Apology to Turkey Was a Mistake

    07/08/2013 10:17:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 7/9/2013, 5:44 AM | Elad Benari
    The diplomatic dispute between Israel and Turkey may have come to an end earlier this year when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu apologized to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan for the May 2010 Gaza flotilla raid, but a new poll shows that trust between the two nations has yet to recover. According to the poll, which was commissioned by the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and appeared on Monday in the Israel Hayom daily, 85% of Israelis say the chances of their going on vacation to Turkey in the near future are very low. Only 28% of Israelis believe that...
  • Kerry Proves He’s Not Up to His Job

    04/23/2013 6:52:33 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 4-23-2013 | Michael Reagan
    One of the larger drawbacks to having John Kerry as secretary of state is his inane statements now have worldwide impact, instead of being limited to a domestic audience as was the case previously. Even worse, what he says now can cause real damage, while as a senator Kerry’s bloviating was relatively harmless since he was part of large collection of publicity-seeking bloviators. Kerry’s latest occurred last Sunday when he compared the jihadists trying to break Israel’s Gaza blockade aboard the Mavi Marmara with the victims of the Boston bombing. .... Israeli commandos were lowered to the deck from a...
  • Kerry Voices Sympathy for Families of Activists Killed in Gaza Flotilla Clash

    04/08/2013 9:32:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 8, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday expressed sympathy for the families of nine Turkish activists killed during violent clashes with Israeli commandos who raided a ship trying to break the security blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Speaking in Istanbul, Kerry commented on a recent U.S.-mediated deal aimed at ending a diplomatic rift between Israel and Turkey, whose Islamist government is supportive of Hamas. The agreement entailed an Israeli apology for “any errors that could have led to loss of life” during the 2010 incident and a pledge to negotiate compensation. … Speaking alongside Kerry, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet...
  • Liberman calls Turkey apology a ‘serious mistake’

    03/23/2013 9:04:40 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3/22/2013 | ADIV STERMAN
    Former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday for his decision to apologize to his Turkish counterpart for the “operational errors” made by Israel during the 2010 raid that led to Turkish fatalities on the Turkish-registered, Gaza-bound ship Mavi Marmara. “Israel’s apology for the soldiers activity against a terrorist organization is a serious mistake,” said Liberman, who served as Israel’s top diplomat during the height of the crisis with Turkey, and who is also Netanyahu’s No. 2 in their joint Knesset Likud-Beytenu faction. “Anyone who watched the photos taken on the ship Mavi Marmara understands beyond...
  • Netanyahu’s Apology “Not Enough”, Says MK Zoabi

    03/22/2013 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 3/22/2013, 11:22 PM | Elad Benari
    MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad), who was on the Mavi Marmara when IHH terrorists attacked IDF soldiers who boarded the ship, said Friday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s apology to Turkey over the Marmara incident is “not enough”. Earlier, Netanyahu spoke on the phone with his Turkish counterpart and apologized for the deaths of nine Turks in a 2010 raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla. The two agreed to normalize the relations between the two countries. In response, MK Zoabi said, “We’re talking about human life and about the killing of nine political activists.” She called for the establishment of an international...
  • Netanyahu apologizes to Turkish PM for Gaza flotilla raid, in phone call with Obama

    03/22/2013 1:18:32 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/22/13 | james rosen/AP/ foxnews
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a phone call arranged with help from President Obama, apologized to Turkey Friday for the deaths of its citizens during a 2010 Gaza flotilla raid -- in a move to restore ruptured ties between the two nations. Netanyahu acknowledged "operational mistakes" in the raid, according to one official, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accepted the apology. The phone call, which Obama also joined, was described as a "first
  • Netanyahu apologizes to Turkey over 2010 Gaza flotilla

    03/22/2013 11:07:17 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 34 replies
    Jersualem Post ^ | March 22nd 2013 | Herb Keinon
    In a dramatic development that occurred just as US President Barack Obama was leaving the country, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke with Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan for the first time since the Israeli prime minister took power in 2009. Netanyahu voiced regret for the loss of life in the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, apologizing for any mistakes that led to the death of nine Turkish activists. Breaking a three-year deadlock, the two agreed to normalize relations. "Prime Minister Netanyahu expressed an apology to the Turkish people for any error that may have led to the loss of life, and agreed to...
  • (Islamic-Nazi alliance) Gaza flotilla sponsor publishes tweet blaming Jews for Holocaust

    10/04/2012 9:24:45 PM PDT · by Milagros · 18 replies
    NationalPost ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | T. hopper
    Gaza flotilla sponsor publishes tweet blaming Jews for Holocaust Tristin Hopper | Oct 4, 2012 2:35 AM ET | Last Updated: Oct 4, 2012 4:38 PM ET More from Tristin Hopper | @TristinHopper The Free Gaza Movement, a U.S.-based activist group known for provisioning ships to run the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza, was hit with charges of anti-Semitism on Wednesday after posting a tweet claiming that Jews were responsible for the Holocaust. “Zionists operated the concentration camps and helped murder millions of innocent Jews,” read a tweet posted Sunday to @freegazaorg, the official Twitter feed of the group, which includes...
  • Tripoli military chief says militias must pull out

    10/03/2011 10:33:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Monday, October 3, 2011 | Joseph Logan
    The military commander of Tripoli, a key figure in the revolution that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi, called on other militias to pull their weapons out of Tripoli, accusing them of terrorizing the city's population. The remarks by Abdulhakim Belhadj, whose Tripoli Military Council claims a mandate from Libya's new rulers, follow rising concern about potential conflict among armed groups that converged on Tripoli to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi and have stayed on to demand stakes in a future government. They also follow the announcement a day earlier of another group that it would collect weapons and provide security in the name of...
  • Jerusalem “Defense” Conference Opens In Qatar

    02/23/2012 6:14:13 AM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    globalmbreport.org ^ | 22FEB12 | GlobalMB
    Gulf media is reporting on the “International Conference for the Defence of occupied Jerusalem” opening in Qatar today. According to a Gulf News report: February 22, 2012 Manama: Qatar’s Emir Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani will open the International Conference for the Defence of occupied Jerusalem, to be held in Doha next week. The conference will include speeches by the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the Arab League Secretary-General Nabeel Arabi, Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekme Al Deen Ihsanoglu, and United Nations Coordinator for the peace process in the Middle East Robert Serry. Some 350 figures...
  • Libyan Rebel Commander: I Was on the Mavi Marmara

    12/28/2011 3:27:23 PM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies · 1+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | 12-28-11 | John Rosenthal
    According to the Spanish daily ABC, a Libyan rebel commander who played a key role in overthrowing the rule of Muammar Qaddafi previously participated in the May 2010 attempt to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza aboard the Turkish-owned vessel the Mavi Marmara. The operation famously culminated in a deadly clash between Israel Defense Force commandos and “activists” armed with iron rods and knives aboard the ship. The paper’s source for the story is the rebel leader himself: Mahdi al-Harati, the commander of the so-called Tripoli Brigades, which are widely credited with having played a decisive role in the rebel...
  • If Israel Is Not Evil, the World Is in Big Trouble

    06/08/2010 4:34:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 56+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2010 | Dennis Prager
    With the exception of the United States, nearly all the world's nations; newspapers, radio and TV news stations; the United Nations; and the world's Leftist academics and organizations have condemned Israel over the Gaza flotilla incident. The characterizations of the Jewish state range from a society so evil that it should not be allowed to exist to a villainous nation that is responsible for a) the suffering of millions of innocent Palestinian men, women and children; b) the lack of Mideast peace; therefore c) the Muslim world's anger at the West; and therefore d) Islamic terrorism itself. Let's hope the...
  • 124 Refused Entrance to Israel, Jailed

    07/09/2011 10:04:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/7/11 | Maayana Miskin
    Hundreds of anti-Israel activists arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport on Friday as part of a “fly in flotilla.” Border officials refused to grant 124 of them entrance, and they were brought to Givon and Ela prisons to await deportation. Those refused entrance – citizens of Belgium, Germany, Spain, France, Holland, and the United States – were on a list sent out to airports in advance of the planned fly-in. Another 200 of those whose names were on the list were prevented from boarding planes to Israel. Many others successfully entered Israel. From there, some continued to a Palestinian Authority-controlled...
  • Gaza flotilla all but over as most activists return home (Leftists Utter Fail Alert)

    07/07/2011 11:45:10 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies · 2+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/7/2011 | Yaakov Katz
    The flotilla to the Gaza Strip seemed to come to an official end on Thursday after organizers decided to send more than half of the activists in Athens home as they consider their options in face of Greece’s continued refusal to let the ships sail to the Gaza Strip. Huwaida Arraf, one of the leaders of the Free Gaza Movement behind the flotilla, told The Jerusalem Post that most of the activists had been sent home to engage in education and advocacy. A few dozen activists have remained behind in Athens to continue fighting for the release of the ships,...
  • Captain of "Audacity of Hope" Under Arrest in Greece

    07/02/2011 2:03:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/7/11 | INN Staff
    Greek authorities on Saturday arrested the captain of the U.S. ship the "Audacity of Hope" that intended to take part in the Gaza Flotilla aimed at breaking Israel's legal blockade of Gaza, repors CNN. The ship was prevented from sailing on Friday. The captain is being held by the police and will be brought before a judge on Tuesday. The Greek Coast Guard claims he will be accused of attempting to leave the port without proper permits and endangering the lives of the boat's passengers. The Turkish daily "Hurryat" reported that inspection of the technical problem on the Irish boat...
  • Greece bars Gaza Strip-bound aid flotilla

    07/01/2011 6:07:59 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    France 24 ^ | 7/1/2011
    Greece has banned Gaza Strip-bound ships from leaving Greek ports, and a vessel carrying several dozen US activists seeking to deliver aid to the Palestinian territory was asked to return after departing without permission. Greece on Friday banned ships heading to the Gaza Strip from leaving Greek ports, and a vessel carrying several dozen Americans which left port without permission was asked to return. A flotilla of nine Greek and foreign-flagged vessels and several hundred activists have said they want to break Israel’s sea blockade and deliver aid to the Palestinian territory. Greece’s Civil Protection Ministry said coast guard authorities...
  • Sinking the Flotillas with the Weight of the Law

    06/30/2011 11:03:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 29, 2011 | David Swindle
    How a brilliant legal strategy might prevent the Free Gaza Movement’s next propaganda strike against Israel.The logic is simple. Hamas is recognized by the United States government as a terrorist organization, thus it is a crime to provide material support for them. The Free Gaza Movement (FGM) is preparing another international “freedom flotilla” which seeks to deliver supplies to Hamas-controlled Gaza, bypassing the established channels that Israel has set up to allow the flow of humanitarian goods into the region. Therefore, any company which collaborates with the flotilla in any way is aiding a terrorist group and is vulnerable to...
  • Press doesn’t trust Gaza-boat

    06/30/2011 8:12:28 AM PDT · by tje · 7 replies
    NGO Monitor ^ | 29-06-11 | Wilfred van de Poll
    The Dutch-Italian boat Stefano Chiarini which is part of the international flotilla to Gaza carries some 8 activists from The Netherlands. Dutch journalists (including one from Trouw) also applied, but they have all backed out of the Flotilla. What’s going on? “What we talked about confidentially last night appeared this morning in the Telegraaf! A journalist has leaked our information!” Anne de Jong (30) looked around furiously. In the Iliada-hotel in Gouvia, Corfu 14 people were sitting: 8 activists, 2 documentary-makers and 4 journalists. They were supposed to go along on the Dutch-Italian boat to Gaza.
  • Gaza Freedom Flotilla Establishes Information Websites

    06/28/2011 7:32:01 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News | June 28, 2011 | Joel Leyden
    Gaza Freedom Flotilla Establishes Information Websites (photo) There is food in Gaza, but no democracy. By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel ---- June 28, 2011 .... The organizers of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla have established two Websites to provide information and daily updates to the media and the general public. The Gaza Flotilla Website is located at Gaza Freedom Flotilla Website and the Justice For Gaza information Website is located at: JusticeForGaza.com. Sources tell the Israel News Agency that the organizers of the second Gaza flotilla who come from Iran, Syria, Turkey, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, IHH, Qatar, Libya,...
  • Crazy Ron Paul: Gaza Blockade Is "Act of War" – US Shouldn't Support Gaza Blockade (Video)

    06/27/2011 8:11:11 PM PDT · by mnehring · 72 replies
    It’s really getting hard to distinguish this crackpot from any other far left America-hating Jew-hating radical… Crazy Ron Paul says that Israel’s Gaza blockade is an act of war. For the record, Ron. The people of Gaza are not starving as every week 10,000 tons of food, medicine and other humanitarian supplies are sent by Israel to Gaza. But, they have shot off 4,000 rockets at Israel since the voluntary withdrawal from Gaza. (video at source link)
  • Israel: Netanyahu Orders Navy to Interdict Flotilla

    06/27/2011 2:08:44 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 33 replies
    ArutzSheva ^ | 6/27/2011 | Gavriel Queenann
    Prime Minister Binyamin ordered Israel's defense establishment Monday to interdict the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla 2, Voice of Israel radio reported. Netanahyu gave the order during a meeting of his Security Cabinet dedicated to preparations Israel was taking in advance of the new flotilla expected to set sail for Gaza this week. The Cabinet voted in favor of a Navy plan to prevent the upcoming flotilla from arriving in Gaza and granted the IDF authority to prevent the ships' arrival by any means necessary. Navy commando boards Gaza-bound weapons ship Earlier Monday, Israel and Egypt agreed to the arrangement whereby ships...
  • ‘Color Purple’ Author Alice Walker: Israel and America are Terrorist States

    06/24/2011 12:59:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 6/24/11 | Hollywoodland
    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker will join the flotilla of ships next week that will try to break Israel’s maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip. She says the goal is to bring supplies and raise awareness of the situation there. Last May, during a similar attempt by activists, Israel raided six ships. On one, clashes broke out and Israeli commandos killed nine people. (snip) AW: I think Israel is the greatest terrorist in that part of the world. And I think in general, the United States and Israel are great terrorist organizations themselves.
  • Suing Organizers and Funders of the Gaza Flotilla

    06/10/2011 4:00:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jun 9th, 2011 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage InterviewÂ’s guest today is Neal Sher, an attorney practicing in New York City. Along with Ed Morgan, a prominent Toronto barrister and law professor, he is presently representing Cherna Rosenberg, who has been subjected to the mortar attacks from Gaza into Sderot. Previously, Sher was the Director the Justice DepartmentÂ’s Office of Special Investigations, which investigated and prosecuted Nazi criminals in the U.S. In that capacity, he was responsible for bringing many dozens of prosecutions and for barring former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim from coming to this country. He also served as the National Executive Director of AIPAC...
  • Obama Inspired Ship 'Audacity of Hope' to Join Gaza Flotilla II-good pal raised money

    06/07/2011 4:12:01 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Human Events ^ | 06/04/2011 | Jim Hoft
    Obama's good pal Rashid Khalidi raised money for the venture. In 2008 The LA Times withheld a video that contained footage of Barack Obama celebrating with a group of Palestinians who were openly hostile towards Israel. Barack Obama reportedly even gave a toast to a former PLO operative, Rashid Khalidi, at this celebration. This was something the LA Times hid from the American public before the election. The media refused to release the video. Terrorist Bill Ayers, Barack Obama and his good friend Jew-hater Rashid Khalidi There were also reports that terrorists Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn were...
  • Suing Satellite Telecommunication Providers

    06/06/2011 6:17:10 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel
    Taking the Legal Route By Ari Bussel And the war rages on. Turkey warns Israel from the latter’s response to the next Flotilla, making Turkey an active instigator of events. Hamas, reports the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center in Israel, “initiates a media campaign against UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon because of his concerns regarding the flotilla. Hamas spokesmen and media accuse him of surrendering to Israeli pressure and call him responsible for the flotilla’s safety.” Interesting to note, of course, is that Hamas cannot accuse UN Secretary-General of responsibility for misery or starvation in Gaza, because these are non-existent. There...
  • 'Aid Ship' Refuses to Let Israel Deliver Goods

    05/28/2011 4:22:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/11 | Maayana Miskin
    A group of self-proclaimed peace activists bringing dual-purpose materials to Gaza have refused to deliver the goods – preferring that they remain at sea rather than be transported through Israel. The activists are aboard a ship carrying 4.6 miles of sewage pipes. Materials such as pipes have been allowed into Gaza only under international supervision in recent years, as Hamas and other terrorist groups often use the pipes in manufacturing short-range rockets to fire on Israeli civilians (pictured right). However, under an agreement reached with the help of the Egyptian and Malaysian governments, the goods could be delivered to Gaza...
  • Dozens of casualties in shooting incident in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights - Israel radio

    05/15/2011 4:03:23 AM PDT · by library user · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 15, 2011 | Staff
    Just a headline so far. Things seem to be heating up again in Israel. Arabs Rioting in Jerusalem Area: http://bit.ly/j6FBpO
  • Hezbollah terror attack on Israelis abroad ‘is imminent’

    04/21/2011 5:31:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 21, 2011 | YAAKOV LAPPIN
    Cell seeks to avenge assassination of Imad Mughniyeh; attack could target Israelis in immediate future, security sources warn; Talal Hamia named as Hezbollah commander charged with carrying out strike. Hezbollah is planning a terrorist attack against Israelis abroad within days, security sources warned on Thursday night. The warning of the imminent attack did not mention specific locations. It was issued as many Israelis were abroad for the weeklong Pessah holiday. Security is being stepped up at potential Jewish and Israeli targets overseas, the sources said. They named Hezbollah operative Talal Hamia as the commander of a small but well-organized overseas...
  • Obama Earmarked $400K For Two Libyan Charities Run by Gaddafi’s Children…

    02/24/2011 4:27:31 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | sday, February 24, 2011, at 6:57 pm | Zip
    Hence the failure to mention Gaddafi by name. From July 17, 2010 (American Thinker): Remember as a kid drawing connect-the-dots pictures? Simply follow the dots and a clear picture emerges. As an adult, connecting the dots of Obama’s actions leads to an oxymoronic picture. A clear picture of a murky web. Obama’s actions continually link him to people and causes that the majority of Americans do not support. The recent event of another aid ship sailing to Gaza is an example of to whom and what the strands of Obama’s web link him, and unfortunately America. Last year, right around...
  • Erdogan ‘Hates’ Israel in WikiLeaks Posting of U.S.-Turkey Talk

    11/29/2010 5:48:03 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies
    Buisness Week ^ | 11/29/2010 | Benjamin Harvey
    U.S. and Israeli diplomats agreed that the increasingly strained relationship between Turkey and Israel derives mostly from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hatred of the Jewish state, according to embassy cables posted by WikiLeaks.org. Israeli Ambassador to Turkey Gabby Levy described Erdogan as a “fundamentalist” who “hates us religiously” in a 2009 meeting with U.S. Ambassador James F. Jeffrey in Ankara, according to a cable sent from the U.S. embassy on Oct. 27 that year and released by WikiLeaks. “Our discussions with contacts both inside and outside of the Turkish government on Turkey’s deteriorating relations with Israel tend to confirm...
  • Six (or seven or ten) "British" Gaza-bound aid workers held at sea

    11/12/2010 12:56:53 AM PST · by chorizo2 · 12 replies
    The Sun ^ | 11/12/10 | NICK PARKER
    FEARS were mounting last night for the safety of six British aid workers taken hostage aboard a ship chartered to ferry supplies to Gaza. The captain of their hired ship went berserk in a row over money and fled the Libyan port of Derna with ten campaigners on board. The group were stranded on the Strofades IV ferry after it tore away from its moorings without permission. Witnesses told how one of the "Road To Hope Convoy" campaign vans was hanging out the ship's rear doors. The Greek captain was seen leaping on to a speedboat to another vessel. Last...
  • 'I have ‘100% voting record’ on legislation backed by AIP' (anti-Israel)

    11/01/2010 8:23:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/1/10 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
    Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak defends signing letter pushed by J Street calling for easing Gaza blockade. LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP – One day, months before the race to represent Pennsylvania in the US Senate entered the homestretch, Democratic candidate Joe Sestak arrived at his campaign office to find it practically empty. “Where is everybody?” Sestak told The Jerusalem Post he had asked at the time, only to be told it was Pessah. That’s how he found out that nearly half his staff was Jewish. But on Monday, the day before Americans finally head to the polls, Sestak’s headquarters in...
  • Ahmadinejad heads to border with Israel

    10/14/2010 8:16:51 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 15 replies
    MyWay.com ^ | 10-14-10 | BASSEM MROUE and LEE KEATH
    BEIRUT (AP) - Hezbollah supporters used mosque loudspeakers Thursday to rally crowds ahead of a trip by Iran's president to southern Lebanon near the border with Israel, a visit the U.S. and Israel have called intentionally provocative. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Lebanon on Wednesday to a rapturous welcome organized by Hezbollah. His country is the main patron of the Shiite militant group, the most powerful military force in Lebanon. On Thursday, Ahmadinejad is scheduled to make a trip to Lebanon's Shiite heartland in the south and the Israeli border, which will emphasize Iran's support for Hezbollah's fight with Israel. Residents...
  • Press Freedom Alla Turka (Flotilla)

    08/28/2010 10:55:19 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 4 replies
    Standpoint ^ | 8/28/2010 | Claire Berlinski
    Deep ignorance: Most Turks know nothing about what really happened on the "Mavi Marmara" In May, a ship full of civilians — but not full of humanitarian aid — sailed from Turkey to join the Free Gaza flotilla. Having warned the Mavi Marmara that it would not be allowed to breach the blockade, Israeli commandos raided the ship. In the clash, nine Turks were killed. I've lived in Istanbul for five years and I've spoken to hundreds of Turks about these events. A Turkish documentary filmmaker and I have filmed some of these conversations. Something will immediately strike the...
  • Sen. John Kerry Letter Supporting Code Pink’s Hamas-Aid Gaza Freedom March

    02/04/2010 10:50:43 AM PST · by patriotgal1787 · 26 replies · 1,089+ views
    Big Government ^ | Feb. 4, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    Massachusetts senior U.S. Senator John Kerry provided a letter on Senate stationery that supported constituents who participated in last December’s anti-Israel, pro-Hamas Gaza Freedom March, led by President Barack Obama ally Code Pink. Democrat Representative Andre Carson of Indiana’s 7th District also provided a letter of support for participants in the so-called Gaza Freedom March. Kerry is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was the Democratic Party’s 2004 presidential nominee. In the letter, Kerry wrote that his staff met with the Massachusetts delegation before they left, and his staff would be briefed about the trip upon their return....
  • Israel tells UN it will stop Gaza aid flotilla

    08/20/2010 2:20:28 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 20, 2010
    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Israel informed the United Nations Friday that it reserves the right to use force to stop a new aid flotilla from reaching the blockaded Gaza Strip. In a letter sent to UN chief Ban Ki-moon, Israel's UN Ambassador Gabriela Shalev said the stated intention of the Bolivian-flagged all-women cargo ship Mariam "is to violate the existing naval blockade of Gaza." She added that Israel also had information that another vessel, the Naji al-Ali, plans to leave from a Lebanese port with the aim of violating the blockade. "Israel reserves its right under international law to use...
  • Great Moments in Political Bedfellows: Hamas-Supporting Code Pink Hosting Jerry Brown Fundraiser

    08/19/2010 11:31:16 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 5 replies
    bigjournalism ^ | 8/20/10 | Frank Ross
    Let’s all go!
  • The Obama-Khalidi Connection

    10/04/2008 1:21:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 2,446+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/4/08 | Rick Moran
    Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes will discuss the close relationship between Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi - Palestinian supporter and the professor at Columbia University - on a special broadcast of "Hannity's America" which will air tomorrow night at 9:00 PM eastern time. Khalidi is a former professor at the University of Illinois and was a close friend of Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. At a farewell dinner for Khalidi before he took the Columbia job, Obama 's speech was filled with glowing praise for his friend, including references to the many meals they had shared. He thanked Khalidi...
  • As Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Activists Gather in NYC, Jewish Group Urges State Dept. to Probe...

    06/17/2010 3:42:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 466+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | June 17, 2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    "As Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Activists Gather in NYC, Jewish Group Urges State Dept. to Probe Links to Terrorism" Thursday, June 17, 2010 By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor SNIPPET: "(CNSNews.com) – Tensions in the Middle East over the recent Gaza flotilla incident could surface in New York City on Thursday evening, when a pro-Palestinian group hosts flotilla activists at a public meeting Jewish activists have tried to thwart. An organization called Al-Awda (The Palestine Right to Return Coalition) is holding a meeting in a Brooklyn church featuring a leading official in IHH, the controversial Turkish organization behind the attempt to break Israel’s...
  • Iranian Legislator Says Egypt Promised to Enable His Entry to Gaza

    07/28/2010 6:18:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 3+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 07.28.10, 21:09 / Israel News | Dudi Cohen
    SNIPPET: "Iranian parliament member Mahmoud Ahmadi Bigesh said Wednesday that Egypt has promised to issue entry permits for him and three of his fellow parliament members, who want to enter the Gaza Strip via the Rafah crossing."
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • Al-Qaeda Second-in-Command Ayman Al-Zawahiri: The Only Hope for Palestine...

    07/19/2010 3:22:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 15 replies · 3+ views
    MEMRI.org - Report ^ | July 19, 2010 | n/a
    July 19, 2010 Special Dispatch No.3106 SNIPPET: "Al-Qaeda Second-in-Command Ayman Al-Zawahiri: The Only Hope for Palestine is to Depose the 'Arab Zionists' In a new 1-hour 3-minute audio recording, Al-Qaeda second-in-command Ayman Al-Zawahiri reaffirms Al-Qaeda's basic strategy regarding Palestine and promised imminent victory in Afghanistan, and addresses words of praise and encouragement to the jihadist groups in North Africa, Somalia, the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The video, dated Rajab 1431 (June-July 2010), was produced by Al-Qaeda's media wing, Al-Sahab, and posted on jihadist websites on July 19, 2010. Despite the date shown on the release, it...
  • Standoff at sea

    07/13/2010 9:22:24 PM PDT · by Errant · 47 replies
    Debka ^ | 13 July, 2010 | NA
    Libyan aid ship surrounded by Israeli naval vessels after captain reports engine breakdown 50 sea miles from Gaza • A decision on next step awaited from Jerusalem. Streaming Headline Only
  • Gaddafi's Son To Sail On Libyan Aid Ship To Gaza

    07/09/2010 5:47:09 AM PDT · by Strategy · 13 replies
    DPA ^ | July 9, 2010
    Athens (dpa) - A ship loaded with food and medicine provided by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will set sail for Gaza from a Greek port on Friday, with officials saying one of the Libyan leaders sons was to be on board the vessel. The Moldavian-flagged, Greek-owned cargo ship 'Amalthia' will depart from the eastern port of Lavrio, some 65 kilometres southeast of Athens on Friday afternoon, the Libyan embassy told the German Press Agency dpa. An official said dozens of activists and supporters would be on board the cargo ship, which was loaded with about '2,000 tons of humanitarian aíd'...
  • The Left-Fascist Axis. Again

    07/06/2010 3:46:12 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 06, 2010 | James Lewis
    We are seeing another Left-fascist axis in our time, recapitulating Stalin's (and worldwide communism's) embrace of Hitler's Germany. The Gaza flotilla crisis was set up by the radical Left (Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Jodie Evans and other Obama buds), in collusion with Hamas, which is about as fascist as they get. If you doubt it, watch Hamas TV on the MEMRI website. They are the worst. They teach toddlers about the glories of dying for Allah. Even Fatah thinks Hamas is a throwback to the Dark Ages. In the Gaza flotilla, the Turks who yelled out "Khaibar! Khaibar!" as they...
  • IRAN-GAZA: TURKEY SUPERSTAR !

    06/21/2010 1:09:43 AM PDT · by Traianus
    IRAN RESIST ^ | 06-19-2010 | IRAN RESIST
          [Tous les documents de la rubrique : News] IRAN-GAZA: TURKEY SUPERSTAR !19.06.2010 © IRAN-RESIST.ORG – June 8, 2010 | Since several months, Turkey has appeared in the news as an improvised negotiator in the Iranian nuclear crisis. Lately it took part in the signature of a nuclear compromise with the mullahs. For a week it has become very topical as an emerging actor on the international scene in the world’s thorniest conflict. From our point of view, this Turkey superstar is the outcome of Washington’s will and this can’t be a riskless situation for this country. On the 31...
  • Protestors block Israeli cargo in California

    06/20/2010 10:20:23 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 21 June 2010
    Over 500 people gather at Port of Oakland in bid to prevent Zim ship from unloading in protest of Gaza flotilla raid. Organizers say dockworkers have agreed not to show up to unload vessel ___ Flotilla protest reaches California: Hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators gathered at the Port of Oakland before dawn Sunday in a bid to prevent an Israeli cargo ship from unloading for the day. Richard Becker ANSWER Coalition, one of the groups which organized the protest, told the San Francisco Chronicle: "Our objective was to boycott this ship for 24 hours, and we succeeded in doing that." The...