New York Times finds a way to feel Israel’s pain

Mondoweiss would like to know why the American corporate press is structurally designed to love/defend Israel: The New York Times’ Isabel Kershner reports more than 10 dead and then offers the following grotesque commentary: “The criticism [of Israel over the attack] offered a propaganda coup to Israel’s foes, particularly the Hamas group that holds sway…

Ehud Barak says that Israel’s navy is in tip-top shape

Israel’s PR strategy: blame the victims, use the word “terrorism” excessively and praise the noble IDF: Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Monday that the organizers of the flotilla to Gaza were responsible for the deadly Israel Defense Forces raid of the ships, which left at least 10 pro-Palestinian activists dead and dozens injured. Speaking at…

New Zealand takes notice of Israeli actions

The following was released today by Auckland’s Palestine Human Rights Campaign: The Palestine Human Rights Campaign…  is calling upon the New Zealand Government to condemn…  Israel’s killing of civilian activists on board the peace flotilla carrying humanitarian supplies to the Gaza Strip. “The New Zealand government should call in its newly credentialed Israeli ambassador to… …

Gush Shalom condemns Gaza flotilla massacre

The following press release was just sent out by Israeli group Gush Shalom: Uri Avnery: this night a crime was perpetrated in the middle of the sea, by order of the government of Israel and the IDF Command A warlike attack against aid ships and deadly shooting at peace and humanitarian aid activists It is…

Gaza flotilla massacre is Israel’s Kent State?

In the midst of today’s madness by Israel, it’s welcome to read a sensible analysis by Moshe Yaroni at Realistic Peace (thanks to Sol Salbe for the tip). Ultimately, he writes, this incident has the potential to massively damage Israel’s reputation (what, I hear you say, it still has some?) and reveal further to the…

Zionist colonists smear Gaza flotilla

Fundamentalist Jewish settlers in the West Bank and Israel, from the group Women in Green, just sent out this statement to show how much they love the IDF (unless, of course, these soldiers ever remove illegal colonies): The People of Israel are united in their support of the IDF’s necessary action to stop the provocation…

What those inside Gaza are saying about Israel’s massacre

A just-released statement from the One Democratic State Group: We Gaza based Palestinian Civil Society Organizations and International activists call on the international community and civil society to pressure their governments and Israel to cease the abductions and killings in Israel’s attacks against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla sailing for Gaza, and begin a global response…

And now Israel will pay a price for its brutal actions

And now the fall-out: Turkey’s foreign ministry on Monday denounced as “unacceptable” an Israeli attack on an aid convoy bound for Gaza which killed at least 10 people, summoning Israel’s ambassador to discuss the incident and bringing already tense relations between the countries to new levels. The ministry said that Israel had violated International law…