Donald Douglas has some great material well worth your time.
Britain’s far-left Guardian, “Alice Walker: Why I’m joining the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza.”
And see the responses at CAMERA, “Color Purple Author Smears Israel with False Colors,” and CiF Watch, “Alice Walker and the audacity of useful idiocy.”
By the way, I will be talking at length about Alice Walker and the Flotilla of Fools on my new hour long podcast which debuts here tomorrow night. Here are some videos that Douglas provides that delve into the madness of these miscreants
Yid With Lid has some tremendous thoughts and information you not only need to read, but should try to pass along to everyone you can. Yid explodes the myths the organizers are spreading about the purpose of their efforts
The purpose of the second Gaza flotilla is the same as the first, to delegitimize the Jewish State of Israel and turn her into a pariah nation. The terrorists aboard are hoping that there is violence so that violence could be used to further hurt Israel.
During the past year, the Hamas-run Gaza has opened new shopping malls, theme parks and resort hotels. Not shabby for an area supposedly being strangled by an Israeli naval embargo. As for humanitarian aid, Israel transfers 5,000-6,000 tons of humanitarian supplies per day to Gaza.
Of course, the people behind this flotilla claim that Israel is blovking basic humanitarian supplies, that is complete nonsense. Yid also looks at who is behind this. Hint, think terrorists, and progressives AKA Communists
Greta Berlin, a member of the Anti-Semitic, International Solidarity Movement (ISM); Linda Durham, Who was part of the Gaza protests in 2009 supported by former Presidential candidate Senator John Kerry and led by the wife of Obama ally Bill Ayers, Bernadette Dohrn; Hedy Epstein board member of both the St. Louis Workers Rights Board and the Marxist, Palestine Solidarity Committee which in the past has endorsed PLO terrorist activity; Ridgely Fuller Code Pink activist; Kathy Kelly a long time pacifist who was honored by the Chicago Communist Party; Richard Levy, member of the Progressive Jewish Alliance who sued the Simon Wiesenthal Center to stop them from building a tolerance center in Jerusalem on what he claimed was a Muslim cemetery (it didn’t exist); Ray McGovern of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity was one of 100 “prominent Americans” who signed an October 26 2004 statement circulated by 911Truth.org calling on the U.S. Government to investigate 9/11 as a possible “inside job; Robert Naiman peace activist who attended a meeting in Sept 2010 with Iranian President Ahmadinejad, and other leaders of the “peace and social justice movements;” Alice Walker who wrote “The Color Purple;” and Medea Benjamin, founder of Code Pink, 9/11 “truther”, progressive activist.
According to Leslie Cagan, former co-chairman of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism and coordinator of the American boat, the Audacity of Hope will not be carrying any aid, simply letters.
The group has received support by the Progressive Democrats of America, a group whose leadership includes Democratic politicians including, John Conyers, Donna Edwards, Raul Grijalva, Barbara Lee, Jim McGovern, Lynn Woolsey and Dennis Kucinich.
On other flotilla boats will be terrorists from the Turkish organization IHH, which was involved in the deadly IDF raid on the Mavi Marmara in last year’s Gaza flotilla, additionally two of the people participating in the flotilla have connections to Hamas. They named the first one as Amin Abu Rashad, one of the Dutch organizers for the Gaza flotilla had served in the past as the head of the Hamas’ Charitable Foundation in Holland which was closed down by Dutch authorities’ because of its involvement in funding terror activities.
Blazing Cat Fur also has more info
The fact is, the aim here is to get Israel to stop the ships, then to attack the troops boarding the boats creating a situation that will make Israel look like the bad guy. When the Israelis are attacked, they will respond and kill some “innocent civilians” and then the flotilla backers can scream about Israeli terrorism. Here is a picture of some of the humanitarian aid the “non-violent” flotilla members had last year