FlotillasThere are those around the world that assume breaking the Gaza blockade means aiding the people of Gaza.
What if we told you the opposite is true. That the flotillas and the urgent need to break the blockade has nothing to do with the people of Gaza and everything to do with political provocation and Hamas?
- Mavi Marmara Sequel: Knife-Weilding ‘Aid’ Ship Goes to Court Originally published • May 27, 2012 • Breitbart.com Does political posturing pass as an indictment in Turkey’s judicial system these days? Is Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan using a page from the old Arab League, post-Shah Iranian playbook again? Will Turkey’s poorly-written sequel about an “aid” ship with “peaceful humanitarians” carrying rice and beans (i.e., provocateurs with ...
- Hate Floats, Marches & Flies Yet Never Takes a Holiday For obvious reasons, April 15 is one of the most dreaded days in America. Now it will have a bad rap in Israel but for a very different reason. You see, another publicity stunt known as both “Air Flotilla 2” and “Welcome to Palestine” arrives at Ben Gurion Airport this Sunday. Judging by its lethal predecessor ...
- Act Against the Global March to Jerusalem The Global March to Jerusalem is just publicity stunt the same as the Gaza flotilla in 2010, “Nakba” day in 2011 followed a month later by “Naksa” day as I blogged about yesterday. Today, Israeli media are even reporting a possible aerial flotilla. The delegitimization of Israel never stops. The common thread (besides destroying the ...
- Déjà vu All Over Again Protestors attempting to cross Israel’s border from Syria in May 2011 during “Nakba” day. I had the pleasure of being one of a handful of devoted advocates manning Act For Israel’s social media during both “Nakba,” (the annual date when Palestinians mourn the 1948 declaration of the Jewish state) and “Naksa” (marking Arab defeat and territorial ...
- Can’t China and Russia Come Up With A Better Excuse? By Gal Sitty The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to condemn the Assad regime for its brutal, violent and inhumane crackdown on Syrian civilians. The measure voted on specifically endorsed the Arab League’s plan for a Assad to step down in an orderly transition of power. It was passed by a majority of 137 in favor ...
- Is Turkey Sailing Down the Wrong Path? The ever-entertaining Turkish PM Recep Tayipp Erdogan recently announced that he would begin sending Turkish naval vessels along with those trying to illegally break Israel’s blockade on Gaza. Why? Apparently he claims this is for humanitarian purposes – to support the poor, hungry Gazans. Well, our own Jennifer Hanin has done her research, and in ...
- The Flotilla Undertow Our own Jennifer Hanin recently had an article about the failed Freedom Flotilla 2 published in Andrew Britbart’s BigPeace.com. In it, she addresses the true reasons behind the flotilla (as you can probably guess, it’s NOT humanitarian) and demonstrates the connections between flotilla participants and Hamas. Flotilla-O-Rama: The Sequel Originally Published on BigPeace.com Do you support a cause ...
- Flotilla Fun from LATMA
- Flights of Fancy Not a day goes by where another faked “humanitarian crisis” hits the media about Gazans and their desperate need for aid. Yet, we know this couldn’t be further from the truth. Act for Israel is concerned about the continued coordinated attempts to break Israel’s counter-terrorism naval blockade, and we are profiling the latest information from ...
- International Consensus: Flotillas are Unhelpful By now, it’s clear what other countries around the world think about Gaza-b0und flotillas. In three words: they’re not helpful. The IDF transports 5,800 tons of aid a day to Gaza. This is nearly double the amount of aid the flotilla claims to carry. Act For Israel has emphasized the same sentiment as the countries ...
Don’t Believe the Hype!
Unlike what Israel’s enemies report, the blockade is legal and enforceable. It was not imposed to starve civilians or to deny necessary items for survival or progress. It was imposed by the Israeli government on January 3, 2009 as a direct response to ongoing terrorism. Simply put, the blockade remains today to prevent arms smuggling and acts of terrorism. Continue article
Flotilla organizers go to great lengths to create the illusion that their ships aid starving Gazans. These shenanigans and outright lies couldn’t be further from the truth. As far as we know, Gazans are not on a steady diet of knives, fire bombs, rocks, sling shots, metal rods and power tools. This is the “aid” found aboard the Gaza-bound flotilla last year organized by the Turkish IHH. Truth be told, organizations and even individuals have safe and legal ways to aid Gazans. Act for Israel intends to expose the lies spun by these anti-Israel groups, and ask organizations and individuals interested in aiding Gazans to contact agencies set up to deliver aid locally.
Though not well publicized, Israel delivers thousands of tons of aid to Gaza, including construction materials with the approval of the Palestinian Authority. Besides these substantial aid deliveries, the two largest organizations set up to process and deliver aid to Gazans are: Continue article
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- Flotilla Fun from LATMA
- Flights of Fancy
- International Consensus: Flotillas are Unhelpful
- Why Israel Can’t Allow Ships Through Its Blockade
- Other Flotilla Resources
- Debating Flotilla Fans
- Talking points
- International law – It’s a Crime to Aid Terrorist Organizations
- The True Face of Hamas
- Delegitimizing the American Flotilla