By Natasha Mozgovaya
Professor Ahmet Doğan, whose 19-year-old son Furkan was killed aboard during the Israeli army raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla from Turkey in May, is in Washington in an attempt to convince American officials to open an investigation into the raid.
Furkan was an American citizen who was born in the U.S. His father will be meeting with Congress members Tuesday and on Wednesday speak with members of the State Department and the Ministry of Justice.
Professor Ahmet Doğan: If my son was an Israeli who was shot by Turks in international waters, how would the U.S. react?
By Victoria Community TV
We talk with Kevin Neish of Victoria, British Columbia, who was aboard the Mavi Marmara last May when it was attacked by Israeli forces. The ship was on a humanitarian mission to bring relief supplies to the people of Gaza and to break the long-running Israeli blockade. Kevin talks about the big issues of what is going on in the Middle East and Gaza, a bit of history, and then the story of what happened the night the ship was attacked. The program includes film smuggled off the ship and seldom seen before, with a narration by Kevin.
Posted in 4th Estate, Art, Books, Music & Film, Military, Region: Middle East, Slavery, War and Peace
Tagged gaza blockade, genocide, ictv, israeli piracy, israeli war crimes, Mavi Marmara, palestine, victoria community tv
People gather to welcome home the Mavi Marmara, the flagship of the ill-fated Gaza flotilla attacked by Israel this summer, in Istanbul, Turkey, Dec. 26, 2010. The Mavi Marmara departed from Turkey in May to break the Israeli blockade on Gaza and deliver humanitarian aids. On May 31, Israel raided the ship in international waters before it could reach its destination and killed nine activists aboard. (Xinhua/Chen Ming)
The U.N. Flotilla Report Goes Down the Media’s Black Hole
By Alex Kane
The return of the Turkish Mavi Marmara to Istanbul and efforts to end the Israeli-Turkish diplomatic chill has produced a number of media reports that mention the May 31 Gaza-bound aid flotilla. But news outlets are continuing to frame the events aboard the flotilla ambivalently, and there is a media blackout of mentioning the one independent report on the Israeli raid that has been released.
Posted in 4th Estate, Censorship, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, MSM Shills, Psy-Ops, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged disinformation, gaza flotilla, israeli genocide palestine, Land Grab, Mavi Marmara, psyops, war
TURKEY: CRISIS AT SEA: ISRAEL ATTACKS GAZA AID FLOTILLA, Daily News, Ankara, June 1
“It should be known that we will not stay silent and unresponsive in the face of this inhuman state terror,” Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan.
Turkish PM calls Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla ‘state terror’
Netanyahu gives ‘full backing’ to raid on aid flotilla
Raid on flotilla puts final nail in coffin of Turkish ties with Israel
Thousands rally in Istanbul to protest Israeli raid on flotilla
Around the world:
Ship clash leaves Israel in diplomatic hot water, Reuters, June 1
Murder on the High Seas, Arab News, June 1
Barak: Flotilla Organizers to Blame, Jerusalem Post, May 31
MESS Report / How will Israel explain Gaza flotilla raid to the world? Haaretz, June 1
Gaza flotilla attack: world unites in condemnation of Israel’s actions, Guardian, June 1
Israeli Raid Complicates U.S. Ties and Push for Peace, New York Times, May 31
UNSC slams Israeli raid on flotilla, Times of India, June 1
Israeli deadly assault on aid ships sparks worldwide outcry, RT (Russia), June 1