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Forum Post: ICC not to investigate Israeli flotilla raid

Posted 6 years ago on Nov. 7, 2014, 4:21 p.m. EST by thepianosachronicle (0)
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"The flotilla was attempting to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian aid and construction material. Israel defended itself declaring it was simply enforcing the blockade but the raid drew widespread condemnation."




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[-] 6 points by ShadzSixtySix (1936) 6 years ago

"Israel’s Annexation Plan for Palestine", by John V. Whitbeck :

''The “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has long been more a useful excuse to do nothing than a realistic possibility, a point now being expressed openly by some Israeli leaders who favor simply imposing their will on the Palestinians.

'' Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Minister of the Economy and leader of the Jewish Home Party, a major component of the current Israeli government, is widely seen as the politician on the rise in Israel and a potential successor to Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister after the next Israeli elections.

''On Nov. 6, he published a highly significant opinion article, entitled “For Israel, two-state is no solution,” in the International New York Times. In this article, Bennett argues that “for its security, Israel cannot withdraw from more territory and cannot allow for the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank” and then proceeds to propose his own “four-step plan” for peace.

''If the U.S. government were to permit the State of Palestine to become a UN member state, there is good reason to believe that a wave of diplomatic recognitions by EU states, which have traditionally deferred to the United States on all matters relating to Israel, Palestine and the so-called “peace process,” would rapidly follow.

''There is also some reason for hope that the Republican Party’s new total control of the U.S. Congress, which rules out any domestic achievement for President Obama in his final two years in office, will focus the Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s attention on leaving a legacy of historic foreign policy achievements which remain within his discretion and power to achieve.

''If, however, neither of these two courses of action has eventuated by mid-2015, the Palestinian people and leadership, as well as all decent people who truly seek peace with some measure of justice in Israel/Palestine, should consign the “two-state solution” and the current “two-state legality” to the trash heap of history, accept the current “one-state reality” and embark upon a principled, long-term, anti-apartheid struggle for equal rights and human dignity in a unitary state for all who live in former Mandate Palestine.''

fiat justitia ruat caelum ...

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (23462) 6 years ago

"The activists, many from a pro-Palestinian Turkish group called the IHH, said they wanted to deliver aid to the Palestinian enclave by breaking Israel's naval blockade. Israel imposed the sea blockade after Hamas, which it has designated a terrorist group, seized Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in 2006.

Israel says the IHH is closely linked to Hamas.

Commandos landed on the largest ship, the Mavi Marmara, by descending on ropes from helicopters.

Clashes broke out immediately and the commandos opened fire, although a UN inquiry was unable to determine at exactly which point the commandos used live rounds." That excerpt is from: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29934002

Why does this story make me think of the 90 year old man arrested in Florida for feeding the homeless?


Blocking aid to the needy, no matter what, is immoral and sick, frankly.

[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (23462) 6 years ago

"In the words of Block the Boat Tampa activist Dezeray Lyn “Do not hesitate to take action to suffer the governance of a genocidal, apartheid state. Do not hesitate to manifest solidarity. Until all are free, none are free.”

I really do think that the world will not calm until the Palestinians are freed. Thanks for that. It gives me hope, as does that 90 year old man who defiantly fed the homeless again from what I understand, lol.

[-] 2 points by turbocharger (1756) 6 years ago

I chat with her on facebook from time to time, shes a rock star, love her. Anarchist to the core.

That old guy is a rock star too, too bad I wasnt closer to Miami.

[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (23462) 6 years ago

Nice. I like what Trashyharry said somewhere here recently that "Hope is the last to die." That is what these people give us and I'm very grateful for their courage.

[-] 3 points by trashyharry (3084) from Waterville, NY 6 years ago

No investigation=no acknowledgement of the Truth=nobody has to say Mean Things or take any Action=everybody move along,nothing to see here=back to poring over Kim's Selfies.There.Fixed it for ya.Murderous Rampage on Flotilla:SOLVED.