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  • If U.S. strikes Syria, destroyers likely to deliver the blow

    August 28, 2013 | 3:11 pm

    If President Barack Obama decides to take military action against Syria for using chemical weapons in its two-year-old civil war, the initial blows likely would be delivered by four U.S. guided missile destroyers currently in the Mediterranean.

    Beyond that, the president has a...

  • Thousands in Istanbul rally against Israel

    June 1, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Thousands of Turks in Istanbul rallied against Israel Thursday, marking the second anniversary of an Israel Defense Forces raid on the Mavi Marmara ship that was part of a flotilla that claimed to be carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.

    Israel had determined that the flotilla was...

  • No arms found on ship intercepted by Israel

    April 23, 2012 | 10:06 am

    Israeli naval forces did not find any arms on a ship intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea.

    The HS Beethoven, flying a Liberian flag, was intercepted Sunday off the northern coast of Israel and boarded by the elite naval commando unit Shayetet 13.

    The inspection, called a “routine” security check by the military, was undertaken with the permission of the ship’s captain. The commandos boarded the ship without incident, Haaretz reported.

  • Report: U.S. to offer Turkey major role in Mideast talks if it stops Gaza flotilla

    June 3, 2011 | 3:29 pm

    The U.S. government is considering to offer Turkey a deal in which Ankara would stop a second Gaza flotilla that is due to depart later this month in exchange for the opportunity to host an Israeli-Palestinian peace summit in Ankara, the Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman reported...

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  • Netanyahu to UN Chief: Upcoming Gaza flotilla must be stopped

    April 1, 2011 | 8:23 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday to stop the impending flotilla that is supposed to set sail to the Gaza Strip in May.

    The Israeli prime minister told the UN Chief that the flotilla is being organized by extreme Islamists that are...

  • Israel seizes ship carrying weapons for Gaza strip [VIDEO]

    March 15, 2011 | 10:07 am

    Israel’s Navy intercepted a ship bound for Egypt that the Israeli military said was smuggling weapons for use by terror organizations in the Gaza Strip.

    The Liberia-flagged cargo ship Victoria was seized Tuesday in the Mediterranean Sea 200 miles west of Israel.

    “The various...

  • Netanyahu: Israel will not apologize to Turkey

    December 28, 2010 | 9:54 am

    Israel will not apologize to Turkey for the interception of and loss of life on board a Gaza-bound ship.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview on national television Monday night that Israel would express regret, however.

    “We need to understand that they want an...

  • Holocaust remembrance—Exodus redux

    By Julie G Fax

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Sitting by an open screen door, Tante Surcha switches off the television when I walk in. I lean into her recliner to kiss her cheek, and ask how she is feeling after her hip surgery. She gives a shrug and an OK, and eyes the notebook and digital voice recorder I've just pulled from...
  • The Story of the Exodus Remains Powerful

    By Aaron Leibel

    January 20, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The story of the Exodus ship -- immortalized in a novel by Leon Uris and converted into a movie -- was an important marker in the struggle for the resurrection of the Jewish state. It was also a milestone in the decline of Britain as a great power, Ruth Gruber explains in her...
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