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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Supporters of the planned flotilla to Gaza
participate in a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Rome, Italy, on
May 14, 2011. Photo: Lucian via CC/Distributed by
JTA

Flotilla delayed until next week

JTA REPORT July 1, 2011

Activists have delayed a protest flotilla to the Gaza Strip until next week. The flotilla, comprised of nine boats -- including one from the United States -- was to set have set sail this week from Greece, with the aim of bringing attention to Israel's...

Rep. Clay among lawmakers urging Clinton to protect U.S. citizens on Gaza flotilla

JTA REPORT June 30, 2011

WASHINGTON — Six Democratic lawmakers urged U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to ensure the safety of the American citizens who join the Gaza flotilla. U.S. Reps. William Lacy Clay, Jr. (D-Mo.), Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Eleanor Holmes Norton...

Flotilla organizers accusing Israel of sabotaging second ship

JTA REPORT June 30, 2011

JERUSALEM — Organizers of the Gaza-bound flotilla accused Israel of sabotaging a second ship, though they have no proof. The engine of the Irish-flagged ship Saoirse was seriously damaged Wednesday while docked in Turkey's territorial waters, reported...

Supporters of the planned flotilla to Gaza
participate in a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Rome, Italy, on
May 14, 2011. Photo: Lucian via CC/Distributed by
JTA

Activists, Israeli Navy prepare for flotilla bound for Gaza

By Marcy Oster, JTA June 29, 2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel's Navy is preparing to intercept the pro-Palestinian flotilla due to set sail for the Gaza Strip from Mediterranean ports later this week. Commandos from the Israeli Navy's elite Shayetet 13 unit have spent weeks preparing to...

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