News and Analysis (6/7/10)

“The new information about the manner and intensity of the killings undermines Israel’s insistence that its soldiers opened fire only in self defence and in response to attacks by the activists”:

“Turkey’s leaders have dubbed their foreign policy ‘zero problems with neighbors,” but their increasingly vocal “affinity to Palestine” and in the face of recent events, “relations with Israel have deteriorated dramatically”:

Beaten while in Israeli custody for participating in the Freedom Flotilla, an Irish-American-turned-Palestinian calls his tormentors “cowards,” and refutes Israeli accusations of terrorist intent with quotes from Ghandi:

As Obama failed to build on his Cairo speech promise to take significant steps towards Israeli / Palestinian peace, 60% of Arabs now believe he is too weak to deliver a peace agreement:

An Israeli commentator sees parallels between a 1947 ship carrying Holocaust survivors and the flotilla attempting to break the Gaza blockade:

Allegations emerge indicating Afghani security forces bribed Taliban forces and staged combat to make their presence appear more valuable:

If Helen Thomas said this, you’d expect an apology: “people who do not have permits to stay in a place should go back where they came from;” but being an Israeli bigot means never having to say you’re sorry:


Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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