The Free Gaza Movement boasts the names of Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Noam Chomsky, Adam Shapiro and other American radicals allegedly devoted to destroying the United States and Israel.
An American victim of a Palestinian terror attack on Friday filed an unprecedented lawsuit to seize ships used in the Gaza Flotilla by Islamic and anti-Israeli organizations to breach Israel’s coastal blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, the Israeli Defense Force is preparing for the next threatened flotilla this Summer that will attempt to penetrate the Israeli naval embargo surrounding the Palestinian Gaza stronghold.
The suit, Bauer v. The Mavi Marmara, was filed in Manhattan federal court. Its goal is to confiscate 14 ships outfitted with funds unlawfully raised in the United States by anti-Israel groups, including The Free Gaza Movement (“FGM”).
In May 2010, several of these ships, led by the Turkish vessel the Mavi Marmara, attempted to breach the blockade. The resulting violence caused the deaths of nine militants and injury to numerous Israeli Navy SEALs. A second such flotilla is planned in coming weeks. The American contingent of the Free Gaza Movement is led by President Barack Obama’s friends and supporters Bill Ayers and Jody Davis, who also heads Code Pink.
It’s not know at this point if President Barack Obama’s Free Gaza friends –Weather Underground founders William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who perpetrated a series of terrorist attacks in the U.S., and Jodie Evans, the leader of the radical activist organization Code Pink, who worked on the Obama campaign and California Governor Jerry Brown’s campaign — are involved today.
Protesters clashed with Israeli security forces during a protest that quickly turned into a riot on Sunday. According to a Law Enforcement Examiner source in Israel, so far 20 protesters have been killed after grenades were thrown at IDF soldiers from the Golan Heights, according to the source.
A group referring to itself as the Committee Preparing the Return March is marking today’s Naksa Day — the day commemorating the Arab defeat in the Six Day War — with marches to the borders of Israel (referred to as “occupied Palestine”) from Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
The committee also called for Palestinian refugees to fly to Israel’s airports (the airports of “occupied Palestine”) on regular commercial flights. Hamas’ call for a day of commemoration is backed by practical preparations carried out by pro-Palestinian activists.
However, the idea of sending Palestinian refugees (or their descendents) to a propaganda display at Ben-Gurion Airport to raise public consciousness for the so-called “right of return” and to embarrass Israel has been tinkered with for the past year by the networks and organizations participating in the campaign to de-legitimize Israel.
The main organizers of last year’s so-called Gaza Flotilla, the Turkish-based Foundation for Human Rights, Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), the Free Gaza coalition, and assorted radical-left leaders such as President Obama’s friends and colleagues William Ayers and Jodie Evans, are preparing a new blockade-busting voyage, the operation’s leader said Saturday..
Bulent Yildirim, leader of the planned flotilla, said his group and supporters are getting the flotilla ready and warned that there will be a ship from every country in Europe. He said the Turkish-registered ship “Mavi Marmara” will be part of it.
The participants have warned that until the Israeli defense blockade is lifted on Gaza, the intifada will continue by land, by sea and by air. The blockade is a result of weapons, rockets, and other contraband being smuggled into the Palestinian territory in the Gaza Strip and being used against the Israeli people.
Last year’s killing of Turkish citizens by Israeli forces, who maintain they were acting in self defense, saw relations between Israel and Turkey — former close allies — reach a crisis point. Almost 12 months later, there has been little improvement, with the Turkish government demanding compensation for the victims and apologies, something Israel refuses to do.
Observers warn that with Syria in turmoil, the last thing the region needs is a new crisis. But with the flotilla due to leave in the coming weeks, a new crisis could well be looming.
The world is watching the upheaval, the unrest, the meltdown or whatever is happening in the Middle East.
Libya, Tunisia, Egypt…even Saudi Arabia…are all in various stages of coming apart as sovereign entities, and no one in the west really knows exactly what’s going on, but this is for sure – if an Islamic Caliphate is formed, then the world as we know it is over.
And amid all of this, surrounded on all sides by enemies, except on the coast of the Mediterranean, sits little-bitty ol’ Israel.
And what is Israel to do? Their enemies are armed to the teeth, with the weapons the United States has sold them – including the fighter jets manned by crews trained at airbases in the United States.
And with Obama in the White House, they don’t even know if we’re an ally anymore.
One thing is certain – if Israel is lost, we won’t be far behind.
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