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  • Obama brokers Israel-Turkey rapprochement

    March 22, 2013 | 10:31 am

    Israel apologized to Turkey on Friday for killing nine Turkish citizens in a 2010 naval raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla and both feuding U.S. allies agreed to normalize relations in a surprise breakthrough announced by U.S. President Barack Obama.

    The rapprochement could help...

  • Turkey IDs Israeli soldiers, commanders in ship’s raid

    September 26, 2011 | 9:40 am

    A list of 174 Israeli soldiers and commanders involved in the May 2010 raid on the Mavi Marmara ship as it attempted to break the Gaza blockade, was given to Turkish prosecutors.

    The list includes the soldiers in the Shayetet 13 commando unit, as well as their commanders, including...

  • Turkish PM saw Gaza raid as “grounds for war”

    September 12, 2011 | 9:25 am

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan saw “grounds for war” with Israel last year after a deadly raid on a Turkish ship headed for Gaza, according to a transcript of a recent interview.

    State news agency Anatolia released late on Sunday what it said was an original Turkish-language...

  • Greek coast guard seizes Canadian ship bound for Gaza

    July 4, 2011 | 9:42 am

    The Canadian ship “Tahrir”, participating in the flotilla to Gaza, attempted to depart Monday from the Greek port of Piraeus, but was intercepted by the Greek coast guard shortly after departure.

    The Greek coast guard boarded the Canadian ship after the Greek authorities had banned...

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  • IDF to open internal flotilla investigation

    June 8, 2010 | 8:43 am

    The Israel Defense Forces will conduct an internal investigation into its interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla that ended in the death of nine activists.

    IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi on Monday appointed Gen. Giora Eiland, the former head of Israel’s National Security Council,...

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