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May 31st, 2010

Reports: Israeli ships attack aid flotilla

HAIFA, Israel — Two TV networks are reporting that Israeli warships have attacked the six ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists and aid for blockaded Gaza, killing at least two and wounding an unknown number of people on board.The Israeli military refused to comment on the report.The al-Jazeera satellite channel reported by ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Gaza aid convoy ignores Israel order to turn back

JERUSALEM, May 31 (Reuters) - Pro-Palestinian activists aboard a six-ship convoy sailing for the Gaza Strip have ignored orders by the Israeli navy to turn back, an Israeli official said on Monday.The official, who declined to be named, said Israeli naval vessels told the activists by radio that their only ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Israeli vessels radio Gaza flotilla

Sources in Gaza said a number of vessels that are part of the aid flotilla headed for the Strip have lost contact with one another, adding that Israeli Navy vessels have begun to call on the boats to identify themselves.The IDF said naval forces radioed the ships, but were ignored. ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Israel Navy Surprises Flotilla; Passengers Don Life Vests

The Israeli Navy late Sunday night surprised the flotilla bound for Hamas-controlled Gaza, and the activists reported that three Israeli ships are on the flotilla’s radar screens. Passengers have donned life vests.One of the crew said that one “Navy warship” contacted the six boats in the flotilla and asked them ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Pro-Palestinian aid flotilla sets sail for Gaza

HAIFA, Israel — Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists, including a Nobel laureate and a Holocaust survivor, set sail Sunday for the Gaza Strip, edging closer to an expected naval showdown with Israeli gunships determined to stop them.Huwaida Arraf, one of the organizers, said the six-ship flotilla began the journey from international ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Participants say Gaza flotilla approached by Israeli ships

A convoy of boats carrying food and aid to Gaza, attempting to defy an Israeli blockade, has been approached by three Israeli ships, according to the Twitter page of Free Gaza, one organization participating in the flotilla. At least one of the six boats in the flotilla have also been ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

Convoy of ships resumes journey toward Gaza

Defying an Israeli blockade, a convoy of ships carrying food and aid resumed its journey toward Gaza Sunday afternoon after mechanical problems caused a delay.Osama Qashoo of the Free Gaza organization, members of which are on one of the boats, said the flotilla was on the last leg of its ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

'We aim to break mind seige'

Balad MK Haneen Zoabi, speaking from aboard the Gaza flotilla said Sunday, "the message of the flotilla is international, those taking part represent free human beings," reported Israeli news website YNET. Zoabi also said, "the goal of the flotilla isn't just to break the blockade on Gaza, but rather to ... continue reading

May 30th, 2010

UN aid group: Israel deliberately hampering West Bank, Gaza relief efforts

A United Nations humanitarian relief agency is accusing Israel of deliberately disrupting the international community's aid efforts for the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. According to a special report released by the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Israel is not permitting construction of ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

Gaza flotilla delayed after mystery faults hit two boats

A Gaza-bound flotilla's confrontation with the Israeli navy was delayed yesterday after mystery faults developed simultaneously in two of its boats. The Greek Cypriot government also prevented up to another 30 pro-Palestinian activists – including European parliamentarians – from joining the crafts.The flotilla, now down to five instead of the ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

100 Palestinian boats to greet Freedom Flotilla

Gaza – Ma'an – One hundred boats will set sail from Gaza's Fisherman Port on Sunday to greet the Freedom Flotilla before it ways anchor in Gaza City's port on Sunday, Committee Against the Siege and PLC member Jamal Al-Khudary said. The welcoming convoy will include committee members, organizers, officials ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

European campaign: Freedom Flotilla to arrive in Gaza tomorrow morning

BRUSSELS (PIC) -- The European campaign to end the siege said that the Freedom Flotilla aid convoy will start its journey from the agreed point off the coast of Cyprus on Saturday morning to arrive on the morning of the next day in the besieged Gaza Strip.The campaign, whose ship ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

Israel hits targets in Gaza

(CNN) -- The Israeli Air Force bombed several targets in Gaza early Saturday, but no injuries were reported, the Israeli military and Palestinian officials in Gaza said. The strikes were in response to an "intended terror attack on Israel" and a rocket fired at Israel on Thursday, the Israeli military ... continue reading

May 29th, 2010

Cyprus stops MPs from joining Gaza flotilla

CYPRIOT authorities prevented pro-Palestinian activists, including 30 MPs from nine European countries, from leaving the island yesterday to join a flotilla in international waters, which is on its way to blockaded Gaza. In addition to issuing an edict banning ships headed for Gaza to set sail from the island’s ports, ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Israeli navy prepares for action as activists' flotilla nears Gaza

The Israeli navy was today preparing to confront a flotilla of eight ships carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists and 10,000 tons of aid which is attempting to break the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.The flotilla is expected to head towards the Gaza coastline tomorrow. The Israeli military has declared ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Israeli gunships head to sea to block flotilla

HAIFA, Israel — Israeli gunships headed out to sea on Friday to stop a flotilla of pro-Palestinian activists from reaching the Gaza Strip, the military said, setting the stage for what could become a dramatic showdown on the high seas.Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said the country was prepared to ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

Sea showdown over Gaza blockade

THOUSANDS of Israeli troops were preparing last night to prevent a flotilla of 10 ships carrying 800 international protesters and tonnes of supplies from breaking Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has told armed forces chiefs to use force if necessary to stop the ships ... continue reading

May 28th, 2010

UN urges restraint as Israel vows to stop Gaza aid flotilla

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations urged restraint Thursday as Israel vowed to stop pro-Palestinian activists aboard an aid-laden flotilla from reaching the besieged, Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.“We understand from press reports that private citizens have assembled a number of ships carrying material intended for Gaza and will seek to deliver ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Israel's concern: Gaza aid flotilla will help Hamas

Jerusalem — Preparations for a potential confrontation between Israeli naval forces and a humanitarian flotilla headed for Gaza intensified on Thursday. Israel, adamant that the pro-Palestinian activists would not be permitted to break its naval blockade of Gaza, constructed several massive tents intended to hold the activists at its main ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Gaza flotilla ship pays tribute to fallen activist

The MV Rachel Corrie, a cargo ship named for the American activist who was killed in the Gaza Strip in 2003, is one of eight ships poised to carry humanitarian aid to Gaza. “We feel really honored,” said Craig Corrie, Rachel's father. Rachel Corrie traveled to Gaza with the International ... continue reading

May 27th, 2010

Israeli officials say navy will stop flotilla of blockade-busting ships before it reaches Gaza

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's navy will stop a flotilla heading for Gaza with 10,000 tons of supplies and pro-Palestinian activists intent on breaking a three-year blockade of Gaza, officials said Wednesday, in the first definitive Israeli pledge to stop the boats. The officials said if the flotilla of eight ships ... continue reading

February 4th, 2010

Harvard Law student detained, deported by Israel

A warm smile and easy laugh reveal Hebah Ismail’s unthreatening, gentle personality. An American citizen, this 3L of Egyptian descent works with the International Human Rights Clinic on projects related to Bedouin land rights. Hebah wears a hijab. She still does not know which of one, or combination, of these ... continue reading

January 19th, 2010

North Texas woman discovers power, pain of protesting

FORT WORTH — Roqayah Chamseddine came home from Cairo this month with a full heart and a bruised body.The 20-year-old Texas Wesleyan University student was among more than 1,300 peace activists who traveled to Cairo in December to call attention to a years-long border closure of the Gaza Strip that ... continue reading

January 11th, 2010

Santa Cruz art teacher Kathleen Crocetti returns from mission to Gaza with a harrowing story to tell

If Kathleen Crocetti had a mind to, she could certainly relive perhaps the scariest moment of her 12-day odyssey to install a mural in Gaza -- maybe one of the scariest moments of her life. That's because she recorded the whole thing. The Santa Cruz middle-school teacher and her husband ... continue reading

January 4th, 2010

Why Obama Has Defaulted to Bush Foreign Policy Positions

After a year with President Barack Obama at the helm of U.S. foreign policy, an observer could be forgiven for concluding that the presidency is more like taking over the controls of a train than getting behind the wheel of a car. That's because you can't steer a train; you ... continue reading

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Apr 2nd
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Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Mar 24th
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Mar 23rd
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