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  • Turkey declares Israel ‘central threat’

    October 31, 2010 | 2:51 pm

    Israel is seen as “a central threat to Turkey” in a policy paper written by Turkey’s National Security Council.

    At the same time, the security council removed Syria, Bulgaria, Georgia and Armenia, as well as Iran, from the list of countries that pose a threat to Turkey, according to...

  • Israeli soldier jailed for stealing from Marmara

    October 18, 2010 | 10:29 am

    An Israeli soldier who stole electronic equipment from an intercepted ship bound for Gaza was sentenced to jail.

    The soldier was sentenced under a plea bargain Monday by an Israeli military court to five months in jail. He also was fined and demoted for removing the items from the...

  • Mairead Maguire deportation appeal denied

    October 4, 2010 | 2:40 pm

    Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal by an Irish Nobel laureate who was refused entry to Israel because of her involvement in a Gaza-bound flotilla.

    The high court made its ruling Monday evening on Mairead Maguire, who was detained last week at Ben Gurion Airport and threatened...

  • Israel intercepts Jewish boat headed for Gaza

    September 28, 2010 | 11:21 am

    Israeli commandos peacefully intercepted a boat carrying Jewish activists who hoped to breach Israel’s embargo of the Gaza Strip.

    Israeli Navy boats blocked the Irene, which was carrying 10 passengers and crew, at about midday Tuesday and diverted the boat to Israel’s Ashdod...

  • Turkey’s Adbullah Gul cancels meeting with Peres reportedly over flotilla

    September 20, 2010 | 3:09 pm

    Turkey’s president canceled a meeting with Shimon Peres because Israel has not apologized for the flotilla incident, the Israeli president told reporters.

    Peres and Adbullah Gul were scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly opening session, but Gul said Monday...

  • 5770 in Israel: Diplomatic crises, but economic prosperity

    September 3, 2010 | 12:02 pm

    For Israel, the Jewish year 5770 was characterized by ups and downs in relations with the United States, growing international alienation and a virtual stalemate in Middle East peacemaking—until the summit meeting in Washington just before Rosh Hashanah.

    Last November, after months...

  • Israeli soldiers allegedly looted flotilla ships

    August 19, 2010 | 9:27 am

    An Israeli officer and soldier are suspected of selling goods they confiscated from the Gaza flotilla after the May raid.

    Military police are investigating whether an officer sold items to another soldier that were confiscated from the flotilla ships while they were docked in...

  • Israel urges Lebanon to stop new flotilla

    July 23, 2010 | 12:15 pm

    Israel urged Lebanon and the international community to stop two ships from sailing to the Gaza Strip from Lebanon.

    The Junia and the Julia are set to depart Friday or Saturday, carrying aid to the Palestinian territory. Israel warned that this latest attempt to break Israel’s...

  • Peter Beinart in LA [VIDEO]

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    June 24, 2010 | 6:58 pm

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  • OAS rejects Israel condemnation

    June 9, 2010 | 1:06 pm

    The Organization of American States rejected a resolution criticizing Israel for its deadly Gaza aid flotilla raid.

    The resolution at the annual OAS general assembly, taking place this year in Lima, Peru, was proposed Monday by Ecuador, which has in recent years become close to...

  • Words and No Words

    By David Suissa

    June 8, 2010 | 7:26 pm

    It was a week where I overdosed on words. Rarely do I recall being inundated with so many words as in the aftermath of the flotilla crisis. Everybody had an opinion and
    a half. How else can we express our emotions — whether they be outrage, exasperation, anger or love — than...

  • 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,...

  • Rabbi Adam Kligfeld: Time to Unite

    June 4, 2010 | 12:24 pm

    I have been following the news out of Israel with a mixture of despair, frustration and confusion. I wanted to share some thoughts.

    Let me cite the words Professor Alan Dershowitz used to open the opinion-piece he published on Wednesday: “Although the wisdom of Israel’s actions in...

  • Pro-Israel Rally Planned for Sunday (June 6) at Israel Consulate

    By Ryan Torok

    June 3, 2010 | 2:56 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, along with the Israeli Consulate, convened a community meeting Wednesday evening, June 2, to plan what they hope will be a large rally on Sunday, June 6, to support Israel. The rally will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday in front of the...

  • Report: U.S. citizen among dead flotilla activists

    June 3, 2010 | 11:35 am

    A dual American-Turkish citizen is reportedly among the activists killed by Israeli soldiers when a Gaza-bound flotilla was intercepted by Israel’s Navy.

    Turkish investigators told the state-run Anatolia news agency that Furkan Dogan, 19, who has both Turkish and U.S. passports,...

  • Gaza campaign ready to fund new flotilla

    June 2, 2010 | 11:10 am

    A pro-Gaza organization says it has received funding for three new ships that will attempt to break Israel’s maritime blockade of the coastal strip.

    The European Campaign to End Siege on Gaza announced on its website Wednesday that it will name the new flotilla Fleet of Freedom 2.

  • Memo to NPR:  Stop Calling Flotilla “Pro-Palestinian”

    By Rob Eshman

    June 1, 2010 | 5:54 pm

    The demigod journos at National Public Radio can do almost no wrong in my book, but they have to stop referring to the flotilla that Israel raided yesterday to tragic results as full of “pro-Palestinian” protesters.

    On every newscast, every promo, there was NPR, describing the...

  • The flotilla raid (video)

    June 1, 2010 | 1:45 pm

    Watch video of Israeli commandos boarding the Mavi Marmara and coming under attack by activists aboard the Gaza-bound boat. Nine people were killed in the ensuing violence.

    Close-up view with sound:

    Overhead view without sound:

    An Israeli commando involved in the raid describes...

  • Groups weigh in on flotilla confrontation

    June 1, 2010 | 1:43 pm

    The main U.S. Jewish umbrella organization is defending Israel’s raid of the flotilla heading to Gaza, but several left-wing groups are blaming the incident on officials in Jerusalem and calling for an investigation.

    “We regret the loss of life and the injuries. But the...

  • With flotilla deaths, Turkey may be near tipping point on Israel

    June 1, 2010 | 12:36 pm

    While Turkey and Israel have seen their once-close relationship deteriorate steadily for the past few years, the Israeli commando raid of a Turkish-led flotilla heading for Gaza, in which several Turks were killed, marks a dangerous new low in the two countries’ relations.

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