The Flotilla embodies the Arab Spring spirit

4 07 2011

Earlier this year we watched with amazement as hundreds of thousands of Arabs charged into the streets of their cities demanding reform. The uprisings led to the departure of several leaders who had ruled for decades and also tested (and continue to test) several others.

But what led to this outpouring is much the same as the motivation behind the flotilla initiative which seeks to challenge the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.

When fundamentally unjust situations are left unaddressed by states, the people must step in. That is precisely what happened in Tahrir square when hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Egyptians lost all faith in the government’s ability to reform. . . . 

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/07/201174103034241783.html

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US Boat to Gaza

 

ALSO –

700 pro-Palestinian activists plan to land in Ben-Gurion  

 Passengers will declare their destination as Palestine; Foreign Ministry plans to prevent group’s entry into Israel. 

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=227768 


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