Opposition to the blockade of Gaza moved yesterday to the docks of Oakland while Tony Blair led a PR campaign to sell a new “easing” of Israel’s efforts to keep essential goods from the Gazans.
|By: Siun Sunday June 13, 2010 6:00 pm|
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Ayalon given free rein to spin on Fareed Zakaria’s show while Irish journalists blocked from reporting the real story in Gaza – and Gazan women come under Israeli fire when trying to harvest wheat.
|By: Phoenix Woman Tuesday June 1, 2010 5:20 pm|
In order to prop up the IDF’s storyline that it and not the Freedom Flotilla was attacked first in international waters, the Israeli government has been trying to deny media access to the flotilla survivors — but their effort to create an information blockade is failing. The survivors’ stories are getting out, and they all debunk the IDF’s claims.
|By: Siun Tuesday June 1, 2010 6:00 am|
Apparently the Israeli government is afraid to let the world hear from the passengers who were attacked in international waters – and to let international reporters tell us what they really saw.
|By: Kirk Murphy Monday May 31, 2010 7:15 pm|
Last night, Israel’s leaders and commandos forgot the past Leon Uris drew upon for his fictionalized celebration of their nation’s creation. The IDF’s witless, merciless repetition of their nation’s pre-history ensured predictably tragic consequences for the humanitarian flotilla attempting to penetrate Israel’s deadly Gaza blockade. As of this writing, the IDF are reported to have killed up to twenty and wounded scores more civilians aboard the unarmed flotilla. In this lethal campaign of attacks on unarmed vessels in international waters, Israel’s leaders and armed forces aped the the British Navy’s successful prevention of the Exodus’ attempt to break the British blockade of Palestine in 1947.
|By: Siun Monday May 31, 2010 4:14 pm|
Israel is quite happy to spread around the latest IDF videos which claim to show the events on the ships as Israeli commandos attacked. Left out of those video accounts is the essential, core fact that the ships were in international waters at the time – and had in fact specifically decided to alter their course to avoid just such a confrontation during the night.
|By: Siun Monday May 31, 2010 6:30 am|
Last night, Israeli commandos attacked a flotilla of humanitarian aid ships headed to Gaza. They killed at least 15 civilians on these boats during their attack according to numerous media outlets. We are now waiting for a response from the Obama administration, while emergency demonstrations protesting this attack are being organized around the world.