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"What happens when a song parody skewering a politically-correct target reaches viral stage on YouTube? Caroline Glick gives us the answer..."
LGF's Reuters Knife-Cropping Posts (12 June 2010)
"This is an index of our most important posts related to the photos from the Mavi Marmara that were taken by a Turkish journalist/Islamist advocate, cropped to remove knives, blood, and bodies, and released to the wires by Reuters..."
"[S]enior Obama administration officials have been telling foreign governments that the administration intends to support an effort next week at the United Nations to set up an independent commission, under UN auspices, to investigate Israel's behaviour in the Gaza flotilla incident..."
Flotilla Sickness and the 'Progressive' Mind (11 June 2010)
"The flotilla episode provided the trigger for a frenzied demonstration of the world's collective loss of mind over Israel. Israel did what it was entitled to do and what any other country at war would do: intercept boats that might be carrying weapons for an aggressor regime..."
Fauxtography - Reuters Caught Again (10 June 2010)
"Reuters is once again exposed doctoring photos to change the images of the Gaza flotilla 'peace activists'..."
Erdogan and the Israel Card (10 June 2010)
"The deaths of nine Turkish citizens in the Gaza flotilla incident would have brought a severe reaction under any circumstances. What is nonetheless striking in this incident is the unbridled anger and fiercely hostile reaction of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish public..."
How Not to Get Shot by a Soldier (09 June 2010)
"The following is intended to serve as a useful guide to various activists, protestors, migrants and other completely non-violent folk who happen to be packing knives, guns, rocks and crowbars..."
Defending Yourselves Only Makes Us Hate You More (08 June 2010)
"The underlying narrative of just about every liberal attack on Israel has been this: Defending yourself only makes us hate you more..."
Let's Hope the World is Right About 'Evil' Israel (08 June 2010)
"A visitor from another planet would have every reason to report back home that the greatest problem on planet earth was this planet's Jewish state..."
The Derangement of the World (08 June 2010)
"The treatment being meted out to Israel is qualitatively and quantitatively different from the treatment meted out to any other nation. Ever...."
An Irrational, Obscene Hatred (07 June 2010)
"'Shut up. Go back to Auschwitz.' That was the response from the 'peace flotilla' when Israel broadcast a radio message warning the Turkish flotilla that it was about to enter an area under naval blockade..."
'Go Back to Auschwitz': A Message From the Flotilla (07 June 2010)
"The diplomatic and media fallout from the Gaza flotilla incident continues to reverberate..."
Politically Correct Warfare (07 June 2010)
"What's worse than war? Politically correct war..."
Obama's Chutzpah to Israel Must Stop (07 June 2010)
"In a first from a US president, Barack Obama has now lectured Israel how it must conduct an investigation into actions taken b the IDF to defend the Jewish state..."
"Dramatic pictures of bloodied Israeli troops being overpowered by pro-Palestinian activists on the stormed Gaza aid ship emerged yesterday..."
Photos in Turkish Newspaper Hurriyet (06 June 2010)
"Here are some photos which explain why 9 terrorists were killed on the Mavi Marmara. It's because they kidnapped 4 Israeli soldiers, hence [they were] eliminated in a hostage release operation. The operation was in small cabins of the ship which explains why they were [shot] from a close range..."
Remarks Given at the Los Angeles Solidarity Rally (06 June 2010)
"Once again, my friends, Israel is under siege..."
The Alternative Universe of the Western Left (06 June 2010)
"Any rational and fair-minded individual who has been following the unfolding of the Turkish terrorist flotilla saga – the video proof that the Israeli marines only started using live ammunition to prevent themselves from being lynched, kidnapped and murdered; the fact that the same Israeli tactics resulted in six out of the seven boats in the flotilla landing peacefully in Ashdod; the fact that the Mavi Marmara was stacked with al Qaeda-related Islamists who declared they were bound for ‘martyrdom’ before they set out; not to mention the fact that in Gaza, Hamas actually refused to accept the flotilla’s ‘humanitarian aid’ that was the ostensible purpose of the voyage – anyone assimilating all this would doubtless have felt, watching the BBC1 Andrew Marr show this morning, that they had strayed into a parallel universe from which reason had totally departed..."
The Lethal Vacancy on the Battleground of the Mind (05 June 2010)
"In the wake of the Turkish terrorist flotilla incident, Charles Moore has made the blindingly obvious point - so obvious that the people who most need to acknowledge it are the last people on earth to do so..."
Give Peace a Chance (05 June 2010)
"In contrast to the general directions of Helen ('Go back to Germany and Poland') Thomas, the peace-lovers aboard the Mavi Maramra were more specific:..."
Actually, Israel Wasn't Tough Enough (05 June 2010)
"One minute we’re all lined up against Islamic terrorists and the Iranian regime’s wicked manipulations. The next, we’re all suddenly swallowing the propaganda of Islamist terror sympathisers and Iran’s nasty clients..."
The World's Shameful Response to the Mavi Marmara (04 June 2010)
"The international condemnation of Israel this week over the interception of the Turkish-flagged ship Mavi Marmara is clearly a case of “don’t confuse me with facts because my mind is already made up...”
"One would be perfectly justified in writing an entire column attacking the way Israel has been misrepresented over its fatal raid on the flotilla bound for Gaza on Monday..."
Who Lost Turkey? (04 June 2010)
"Foreign policy 'realists', back in the saddle since the Texan cowboy left town, are extremely fond of the concept of 'stability'. America needs a stable Middle East, so we should learn to live with Mubarak and the mullahs and the House of Saudi etc..."
Telling Apart the Pigs (04 June 2010)
"First the claim was that Israel attacked a non-violent flotilla of civil rights activists. That claim has been thoroughly taken apart. The video evidence is everywhere. And even defenders of the flotilla are abandoning talk of non-violence. Instead they are arguing that the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists, the grandfather organization of both Hamas and Al Queda, had every right to try and murder the Israeli soldiers who were trying to inspect their ship for weapons. And finally they're actually being honest about what they support. They support Islamist fanatics murdering Jews..."
Conflicting Impressions of Eye-Witness Accounts (04 June 2010)
"As more eye-witness accounts from flotilla participants emerge in the mainstream media, a contrast emerges in the reporting of media outlets which simply quote activists uncritically and those which challenge their accounts..."
So Much for the 'Humanitarian' Fig-Leaf (04 June 2010)
"So now we learn from the Israeli navy that an attempt was made to kidnap three of its marines on board the Mavi Marmara by beating them unconscious and dragging them below deck before their fellow commandoes killed nine terrorists and took control of the ship. This account puts the whole flotilla operation in a rather different light to the way it has been presented:..."
Meet the Martydom Seekers on the Gaza Flotilla (4 June 2010)
"Many passengers on the Gaza-bound ships that clashed with IDF troops this week sought 'martyrdom' through battle with Israel. Their thoughts and words on Israel, Gaza, and death in battle were published by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which gleaned the information from reposts in Arab media..."
Israel's Daunting Task (04 June 2010)
"Today's global campaign against the Jewish state is the product of three recent developments..."
Those Troublesome Jews (04 June 2010)
"The world is outraged at Israel's blockade of Gaza. Turkey denounces its illegality, inhumanity, barbarity, etc. The usual U.N. suspects, Third World and European, join in. The Obama administration dithers..."
Flotilla Choir Presents: We Con the World (03 June 2010)
"There comes a time, when we need to make a show, for the world, the web, and CNN. There's no people dying, so the best that we can do, is create the greatest bluff of all..."
Always Side with the Civilized Man (03 June 2010)
"In the post-American world, a convoy of war ships trussed up as a 'flotilla' is affectionately called 'humanitarian aid'. And now the world is demanding a full-on 'investigation' of Israel's defensive action..."
Gaza Flotilla Activist: 'I Want to be a Martyr' (03 June 2010)
"In footage captured on the Gaza flotilla just before its departure this week, one activist described how he had attempted in previous ship convoys to become a martyr and that 'with the help of Allah' he would succeed on the flotilla..."
An Open Letter to Turkey (03 June 2010)
"Dear Former Friends, Ever since you decided to trade in the Secularism of Ataturk for the Islamism of Erdogan, you also seem to have dispensed with the ability to co-exist with non-Muslims on a peaceful basis..."
"The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading International Human Rights NGO devoted to memory of the victims of the Nazi Holocaust and combating contemporary hate and terrorism is denouncing India's Mail Today for publishing a cartoon that depicts Israel's actions in Gaza to dwarf the systematic gassing of over 1 million Jews at the Auschwitz Death Camp by Nazi Germany..."
David Chamberlain and the Reprise of Historical Infamy (03 June 2010)
"For those who still don’t get it, let me spell out just why the response by Cameron, Clegg and Hague to the Turkish terrorist flotilla incident is so despicable and so terrifying..."
The Voice of British Decency and Reason is Not Yet Silenced (03 June 2010)
"I gave some examples below of some of the foul bigotry that’s been coming my way as part of the mass derangement over the Turkish terrorist flotilla. But as I said, I have also had an enormous amount of support too for which I am extremely grateful. I have now had permission to reproduce here this message from one such reader:.."
Suicide Activists on the Gaza Flotilla (03 June 2010)
"Live report from Ashdod examining how the media skewed the Gaza Flotilla event to portray Israel as the aggressors."
Israel Alone (03 June 2010)
"After Israel unilaterally withdrew from Gaza, the terror group Hamas seized power. Israel and Egypt began a naval blockade of ships in and out of Gaza..."
Double Standards on Hamas Action Against Palestinians (03 June 2010)
"Any doubt that this week's "Freedom Flotilla" to Gaza was about politics — and not about providing aid to needy Palestinians in Gaza — was erased Wednesday when Hamas leaders refused to let the flotilla's cargo in..."
In the Great Flotilla Debate, the Facts Are on Israel's Side (03 June 2010)
"Look, I wish the Israeli raid on the so-called 'Freedom Flotilla' had ended differently. Why, I ask, didn't Israel's navy disable the engine of the Mavi Marmara and drag the ship into port? ... But, frankly, when some 800 men and women, distributed over six boats after weeks and weeks of preparation, are headed towards Gaza on the wings of slogan and hysteria, you don't take that many chances. Somebody has trouble in mind..."
Statement by Prime Minister Netanyahu: 'No Love Boat' (02 June 2010)
"Once again, Israel faces hypocrisy and a biased rush to judgement. I'm afraid this isn't the first time..."
Nice Countries Finish Last (02 June 2010)
"If Israeli soldiers had boarded the Mavi Marmara armed with assault rifles instead of paintball guns, would the Turkish Islamists on board have been just as eager to attack them? The odds are against it..."
"Madam High Commissioner, Your office is a Palace named for American president, Woodrow Wilson, who believed his post-World War I settlement would make it 'a war to end all wars' - a settlement that included 'a Jewish national home' in that ancestral land, then known as Palestine..."
Israel Obeyed International Law (02 June 2010)
"Although the wisdom of Israel's actions in stopping the Gaza flotilla is open to question, the legality of its actions is not. What Israel did was entirely consistent with both international and domestic law. In order to understand why, the complex events at sea must be deconstructed..."
Boats, Bias and Big Lies (02 June 2010)
"When confronted with the compelling video evidence, many media outlets (though not all) have been unable to bat away the images of Israeli soldiers attacked with clubs, iron poles and knives..."
"The passengers of the Gaza flotilla are seen here preparing for confrontation with the IDF soldiers...."
'Hitler was Right', and Other Rational Responses (02 June 2010)
"To illustrate the rational nature of so much of the reaction to the Turkish terrorist flotilla attack, here are some email messages I have received (printed as sent):..." [Note from Bayith: We apologise for the language in one of the emails quoted in this article.]
The Odious Hypocrisy of Britain's Rt. Hon. Israel-Bashers (02 June 2010)
"I have just heard LibDem deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on the Today programme parroting the line that is now British government policy – that the flotilla episode demonstrates the need for Israel to lift the blockade of Gaza and relieve the humanitarian crisis there. As I said at the end of my post below, David Cameron said much the same thing yesterday. Let me reiterate points which need to be put, urgently and forcibly, to Cameron and Clegg..."
A Global Pogrom in the Making (02 June 2010)
"The debacle poses urgent questions about the quality of Israel’s intelligence. The sight of those naval commandoes rappelling from their helicopter into the murderous arms of an Islamist lynch-mob was shocking to behold. As I have already noted, the commanders of this operation – including Defence Minister Ehud Barak – clearly believed the flotilla was merely full of anarchists, leftists and other useful idiots. How can it possibly have happened that they didn’t know the Turkish terrorist IHH were involved? And if they did, how can they have made such a dreadful error of military judgment?..."
Re-Run (02 June 2010)
"Does it strike anyone else as beyond coincidence that within hours of Israel's commando raid on a flotilla of ships bound for Gaza - ships supposedly containing 'humanitarian supplies', and left-wing 'peace activists' - that demonstrations broke out in Europe and outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington? And how about the U.N. Security Council, which often acts in slow motion, except when it has the opportunity to criticize Israel..."
Theatre of War (02 June 2010)
"The effort to destroy Israel has many fronts. One front is Iran, ... Another is in Gaza, ... Yet another front, the most insidious, is comprised of the propaganda arm of the Palestinian movement. And this front thrives for only one reason - the complicity of the world press and the so-called 'international community'. It was the propaganda arm that staged the 'Freedom Flotilla'. But there have been many previous productions..."
The Gaza Convoy, Looking for Trouble and Getting It (02 June 2010)
"In the late 1980s, during what came to be known as the Second Palestinian Intifada, I was out on the road south of Jerusalem one day, on my way to cover the afternoon's rioting. Just outside Bethlehem I noticed a group of Palestinian teenage girls coming out of their school. The girls began hurling angry insults at a nearby unit of Israeli troops and then started throwing stones at them from a carefully prepared ammunition pile..."
VIDEO: Daniel in the Lion's Den (01 June 2010)
"This young man, Daniel, is a Tsaddik [righteous] in pure Jewish tradition. His single-minded act of bravery made him an icon in the world of decency. ... Daniel is a symbol of the Jewish people: through him, the world can understand how David vanquished Goliath, how little Israel vanquished the arab nations surrounding it in 1967. Undeterred, full of Bitachon [trust], of belief in God and in the righteousness of his cause, he marched unflinchingly among the screaming, enraged, murderous but helpless crowd. HE WON. Kod Hakavod, Daniel. May there be many more like you. May your example be a beacon of light in a sea of violence, ignorance and hatred. I salute you, just as I salute the brave soldiers who dared face the murderous Muslim thugs, armed only with paintball guns, small pistols, and their trust in God."
Israel and the Flotilla: What About the Bigger Picture? (01 June 2010)
"It seems to me one of the gravest aspects of this issue for the region is the breakdown of the once-famous Israeli-Turkish alliance. But make no mistake, this has been coming for some time..."
Obama Abandons Israel to UN Feeding Frenzy (01 June 2010)
"In the past twenty-four hours United nations bodies have engaged in a frenzied attack on Israel over the Turkish-facilitated effort to end the naval blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza. In the process, the Obama administration's Israel policy has been outed..."
FM Liberman Speaks With UN Secretary General Ban (01 June 2010)
"In the past month alone, the international community ignored the violent deaths of over 500 people who were killed in various incidents around the world, while only Israel is condemned for its unmistakably defensive actions..."
Judging Israel (01 June 2010)
"The world has rushed to condemn Israel for the deaths of nine so-called pro-Palestinian activists who were killed trying to deliver supplies to Gaza. ... If their goal had been simply to supply the humanitarian needs of the people who live in Gaza, they could have delivered their aid to any one of a number of humanitarian organizations that legally supply Gaza..."
A flood of information and contradicting reports have been hitting the media since Israel forcefully halted a flotilla of ships attempting to break the maritime blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Monday..."
Ending Israel's Losing Streak (01 June 2010)
"The reality is simple and stark. Israel is the target of a massive information war that is unprecedented in scale and scope. This war is being waged primarily by a massive consortium of the International Left and the Arab and Islamic worlds. The staggering scale of the forces aligned against Israel is demonstrated by two things..."
A Shocking Story of Israeli Survival (01 June 2010)
"When the going gets tough, the not-so-tough call in the cliches. The world's 'leaders' are shocked! - shocked! - when Israel defends itself. Actually they're about as 'shocked' as Claude Raines, the police inspector in 'Casablanca', who was shocked to learn that gambling was going on in the casino at Rick's Cafe..."
NGO Involvement in the Gaza Boat Flotilla (01 June 2010)
"Charities, NGOs, and other groups claiming human rights and humanitarian aid goals have been deeply involved in the demonization of Israel. The 'Free Gaza Flotilla' highlights this facade of morality exploited for this political warfare..."
"Much of the equipment and supplies aboard the 'humanitarian' ships for Gaza has been checked and found to be worthless..."
Flotilla Passengers Fire Live Ammunition at IDF Soldiers (01 June 2010)
"When [the IDF commandos] attempted to board [the Mavi Marmara], activists, in a prepared attack, lynched the soldiers and stole two pistols. In this footage you can hear the radio exchange between soldiers on their way to the bridge and the IDF ship..."
What Happened on the Mavi Marmara Ship? (01 June 2010)
"On Monday (31 May) Israeli naval forces intercepted a group of 'aid' ships heading for the coast of Gaza. Israel had repeatedly warned the flotilla's organisers that direct access to Gaza was not permitted, but that ships' cargo could be unloaded at an Israeli port, security-checked, and taken direct into Gaza. The offer was ignored..."
Flotilla of Violence (01 June 2010)
"Humanitarian aid or political agenda? Yarden and Pesach discuss how the media got it wrong about the flotilla to Gaza."
Why the Double Standard, Sir Jeremy? (01 June 2010)
"Israel kills Islamic terrorists who are trying to lynch its soldiers by clubbing them to death, stabbing them with massive knives and firebombing them - and ... this shows that Israel must now start talking to Hamas, an Islamic terrorist organisation which is committed to the destruction of Israel and the genocide of the Jews..."
"These a re difficult times for Israel. There is always a flotilla willing to help the terrorist organization Hamas. But, my friends, have you ever seen an international flotilla on its way to Gaza to demand the freedom of Gilad Shalit, who has not [been able to be] visited by a single relative or friend in four years of captivity? No one cares about him, but help Hamas in Gaza, [and] the whole world is available..."
Flotilla Activists 'Tried to Lynch Israeli Soldiers' (31 May 2010)
"Activists on a six-ship flotilla headed to the Gaza Strip had planned to lynch the Israeli commandos who stormed the ship, according to indications at the scene encountered by Israeli forces..."
NEW VIDEO: Flotilla Passengers Attack Israeli Troops (31 May 2010)
"Have a look as the Forces of Peace shift into full-on mob mode, dragging the soldiers to the ground before they're even on the deck and swinging for the fences with huge metal poles..."
All Aboard! Obama Pals Back Violent Gaza Flotilla (31 May 2010)
"The group behind the Gaza flotilla that engaged in deadly clashes with Israeli commandos today counts among its top supporters the friends and associates of President Barak Obama, namely the founders of the Weather Underground terrorist organisation..."
Israel was Right (31 May 2010)
"Israel had every right under international law to stop and board ships bound for the Gaza war zone late Sunday. Only knee-jerk left-wingers and the usual legion of poseurs around the world would dispute this..."
The Truth About the Turkish Terror Convoy (31 May 2010)
"As mobs across Europe are incited to demonstrate against Israel for protecting itself against Turkish terrorist aggression, here is a video clip of Gaza-based Yemeni professor Abd al Fatah Nu'man who spells out what that convoy was really all about..."
'Peace Convoy'? This Was an Islamist Terror Ambush (31 May 2010)
"As the international community rushes to condemn Israel for the violence on board one of the ships in the Gaza flotilla, which left a reported 10 people dead and dozens injured, it is now obvious that the real purpose of this ‘armada of hate’ was not merely the further delegitimisation of Israel but something far worse..."
Jenin on the High Seas (31 May 2010)
"If Israel truly had wanted to 'massacre' the Hamas sympathizers and fellow travellers aboard a six-ship Gaza-bound flotilla, the operation would not have been complicated. The IDF would have used the trusty North Korean solution: Torpedo the ships and watch them sink to the bottom of the sea..."
Flotilla Battle Unleashes Anti-Israel Wave (31 May 2010)
"In the early hours of Monday 31 May, Israeli naval commandos boarded a flotilla of vessels heading for Gaza. What happened next has created a major media storm as, according to latest reports, nine anti-Israel activists died as a result of Israeli soldiers defending themselves..."
The Seizure of the Gaza Flotilla (31 May 2010)
"Although this is still an ongoing event, several facts are already clear: The intent of the militants was violent, the methods they employed were violent, and unfortunately, the result was violent..."
Statement by PM Netanyahu (31 May 2010)
"Last night a regrettable incident occurred, during which people were killed and others injured..."
"The Israel Navy warned the flotilla that the Gaza region is closed to maritime traffic. During a search aboard the Mavi Marmara, IDF forces uncovered a cache of weapons used to violently attack the soldiers. Flotilla leaders stated (Sunday May 30) that violence was premeditated..."
Here We Go Again: Maybe the Wolf is Really Here? (30 May 2010)
"What brought my attention to this is the smoke screen being presented to us here in Israel and around the world regarding the 9 ships presently trying to break through the Gaza sea blockade..."
The Flotilla to the Gaza Strip (30 May 2010)
"[Photograph showing] IHH head Bulent Yildirim aboard the Mavi Marmara, holding a young child. He said children were brought along to prevent Israel from attacking the ships..."
Let's tell the Truth About the 'Siege' of Gaza (28 May 2010)
"It's time for a reality check about the carefully nurtured narrative not only in the Arab and Muslim world, but in mainstream Western media, that Gazans are 'under siege' by callous Israel..."
Al Jazeera TV Report (28 May 2010)
"Al Jazeera TV report #2489 from 'Freedom Flotilla' before its departure for Gaza: Activists on board chant Intifada songs and praise martyrdom"
"Israel on Thursday said a flotilla of activist aid boats bound for Gaza was an 'outright provication', saying however that the organizers of the aid convoy were invited to unload their cargo at the Israeli port of Ashdod, where it would be transferred to Gaza following an inspection..."
"On April 7, 2010, IHH head Bulent Yildirim told a press conference in Istanbul that the flotilla would be a 'test' for Israel..."
The Israeli Humanitarian Lifeline to Gaza (25 May 2010)
"Despite attacks by Hamas, Israel maintains an ongoing humanitarian corridor for the transfer of food and humanitarian supplies to Gaza, used by internationally recognized organizations including the United nations and the Red Cross..."
MFA Spokesman on Gaza Flotilla (24 May 2010)
"Ships forcing their way into Gaza will do nothing to aid the people there. Existing land crossings are more than capable of meeting their needs. International aid organizations and the private sector of Gaza ensure that all the necessary food, medicine and clothing are provided to the Strip via Israel..."