The terror finance flotilla

by Jonathan Schanzer, The Weekly Standard (online) The Turkish organizers of the Gaza Strip-bound flotilla that was boarded this morning by Israeli commandos knew well in advance that their vessels would never reach Israeli waters. That’s because the organizers belong to a nonprofit that was banned by the Israeli government in July 2008 for its…

A brutal ambush at sea

By Ron Ben-Yishai, Ynetnews Ron Ben Yishai recounts the bloody clash aboard Gaza-bound vessel: The lacking crowd-dispersal means, the brutal violence of ‘peace activists,’ and the attempt to bring down an IDF helicopter Our Navy commandoes fell right into the hands of the Gaza mission members. A few minutes before the takeover attempt aboard the…

The “Gaza Flotilla” – Terrorism or Civil-Disobedience?

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger Straight from the Jerusalem Cloakroom #235, May 31, 2010 Tell me who are your supporters/organizers and I’ll tell who you are! Israel’s Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center sheds light on the nature of Turkey’s IHH, the chief organizer of the flotilla to Gaza (http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/hamas_e105.htm): 1. The radical Islamic, anti-Western IHH…

The Other Mideast conflict

by Jonathan Schanzer, National Post Earlier this year, the government of Canada announced it would discontinue its long-standing financial contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and redirect those funds to strengthen the Palestinian Authority. It made the move in recognition of a difficult reality: UNRWA has perpetuated the Palestinian refugee problem,…

Overwhelmed by propaganda

By Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post Courtesy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Thursday Israel will again be the target of a jihadist-leftist propaganda assault. A flotilla of nine ships which set sail for Gaza from Cyprus earlier this week is scheduled to arrive at our doorstep. The expressed aim of the flotilla’s organizers…

How Hamas tortures Gaza

By Joseph Klein, Frontpagemag.com John Ging, the Director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Operations in Gaza, briefed correspondents at the United Nations headquarters in New York last week on the humanitarian plight of the people in Gaza. He said that the Palestinian people in…