Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I've been following this story and this particular idea-about-it stream of articles etc. since the "flotilla" was stopped by the Israeli government and the commandos boarded the ship with a variety of folks on it (not all "activists" as the media continues to insist) including many Turks who refused to accept the boarding peacefully and paid the ultimate price in at least nine instances (though I've seen higher figures).

At any rate, here is a really sharp series of articles that summarize the reaction of the revitalized peace movement within Israel where there seems to be more open debate about that government's rightwing policies than there ever is in our media interestingly.


Anonymous said...

ben gurion was against the occupation of the west bank

Butch in Waukegan said...

"To maintain the status quo will not do. We have to set up a dynamic state bent upon expansion."
David Ben-Gurion in his Rebirth and Destiny of Israel (1954)

Robert Berner said...

Dear Lal--For your readers who are interested in further readings on this, there are several pieces posted on the CounterPunch website.
Bob B.

Anonymous said...

i stand corrected. it was the other guy.
annexing territory isn't nice