Support flotilla, with all its faults
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Larry Derfner - (Opinion) July 6, 2011 - 12:00am

For political reasons, I wouldn’t go on the flotilla that’s trying to sail from Greece to Gaza, nor would I board the planned “air flotilla” to Ben-Gurion Airport on Friday. But for weightier political reasons, I hope the people on the boats make it to Gaza and those on the planes get through to the West Bank (even though it’s understood Israel won’t let them). As a Zionist, I don’t identify with these activists. But as a hater of the occupation, I support what they’re doing now. My heart isn’t really with them - but my head is.

In dealing with flotilla, Israel is anything but smart
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amira Hass - (Opinion) July 7, 2011 - 12:00am

Like an anti-Semitic caricature, Israel has extended its long tentacles around the globe in an effort to stop 10 decades-old ships from sailing to Gaza. Many Israelis interpreted this as a great victory.

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