Navy stops Gaza-bound 'Jewish vessel'
Aviel Magnezi and AP
Published: 28.09.10, 15:37
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1. Twisted minds
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (09.28.10)
I am sorry, but that is my opinion - just like it is their right to their freedom of thought - but they do not have the right to break the law.
2. The Title of This Article is Misleading
FactsRule ,   Las Vegas U.S.A.   (09.28.10)
Highlighting the "Jewishness" of the members of this flotilla at the expense of the more obvious, more accurate, more important descriptions, "Leftists, Terrorist Supporters, Misguided maniacs, etc. Their Jewishness has nothing to do with their bizarre, outrageous behavior. They are supporters a terrorist entity, it's entire purpose for whose existence is to slaughter every Israeli, babies to men, & to continue on with Islam's call to dominate & persecute and/or murder the entire non-Muslim population of the world.
3. What Barak should but won't do
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (09.28.10)
The boat should be boarded by YSM stormtroopers to be checked for weapons and drugs. Unlike the commandos, at the first sign of resistance the YSM will know how to incapacitate the Jihadists. If there is no contraband, the boat should be beached in Gaza and these people allowed to leave through the Egyptian borders.
5. together can cultivate hope :)
Salma ,   Palestine   (09.28.10)
Under Siege ....Mahmoud Darwish Here on the slopes of hills, facing the dusk and the cannon of time Close to the gardens of broken shadows, We do what prisoners do, And what the jobless do: We cultivate hope. A country preparing for dawn. We grow less intelligent For we closely watch the hour of victory: No night in our night lit up by the shelling Our enemies are watchful and light the light for us In the darkness of cellars. Here there is no "I". Here Adam remembers the dust of his clay. On the verge of death, he says: I have no trace left to lose: Free I am so close to my liberty. My future lies in my own hand. Soon I shall penetrate my life, I shall be born free and parentless, And as my name I shall choose azure letters... You who stand in the doorway, come in, Drink Arabic coffee with us And you will sense that you are men like us You who stand in the doorways of houses Come out of our morningtimes, We shall feel reassured to be Men like you! When the planes disappear, the white, white doves Fly off and wash the cheeks of heaven With unbound wings taking radiance back again, taking possession Of the ether and of play. Higher, higher still, the white, white doves Fly off. Ah, if only the sky Were real [a man passing between two bombs said to me]. Cypresses behind the soldiers, minarets protecting The sky from collapse. Behind the hedge of steel Soldiers piss—under the watchful eye of a tank— And the autumnal day ends its golden wandering in A street as wide as a church after Sunday mass... [To a killer] If you had contemplated the victim’s face And thought it through, you would have remembered your mother in the Gas chamber, you would have been freed from the reason for the rifle And you would have changed your mind: this is not the way to find one’s identity again. The siege is a waiting period Waiting on the tilted ladder in the middle of the storm. Alone, we are alone as far down as the sediment Were it not for the visits of the rainbows. We have brothers behind this expanse. Excellent brothers. They love us. They watch us and weep. Then, in secret, they tell each other: "Ah! if this siege had been declared..." They do not finish their sentence: "Don’t abandon us, don’t leave us." Our losses: between two and eight martyrs each day. And ten wounded. And twenty homes. And fifty olive trees... Added to this the structural flaw that Will arrive at the poem, the play, and the unfinished canvas. A woman told the cloud: cover my beloved For my clothing is drenched with his blood. If you are not rain, my love Be tree Sated with fertility, be tree If you are not tree, my love Be stone Saturated with humidity, be stone If you are not stone, my love Be moon In the dream of the beloved woman, be moon [So spoke a woman to her son at his funeral] Oh watchmen! Are you not weary Of lying in wait for the light in our salt And of the incandescence of the rose in our wound Are you not weary, oh watchmen? ...follow in part two ;)
7. despicable
gene ,   tlv israel   (09.28.10)
they "sing songs" and "dance" on the graves of dead Israeli children and mothers, murdered by hamas genocide mongers, whom they actually want Israel to free!!! what is our world coming to..?
8. let them live in Gaza full-time
disgusted ,   Tel Aviv   (09.28.10)
if that's what they want. Don't describe them as Jewish - describe them as lovers of terrorist organizations who are looking to destroy Israel - and who Hamas would kill in a NY minute. Disgusting when a person no longer knows who he is.
9. Why?
John ,   Herzliya, Israel   (09.28.10)
Why don't you let them pass to their beloved Gaza, where they will be able to continue with singing and dancing and telling the Jewish jokes?
10. Mahmoud Darwish : A clown..
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (09.28.10)
and foolish simpleton.
11. "a true hero is....
awe struck ,   istanbul   (09.28.10)
one who tries to turn an enemy into a friend," what a wonderful way to look at life...God bless people like you!
12. To No. 1
Raf ,   Athens   (09.28.10)
Whose law?? Your's??? God's???? PLEASE!
13. no.5
hebrew prophet ,   israel   (09.28.10)
Doesn,i it sound ever so sweet,so wonderful ,so calming ,a country preapring for dawn,we grow less intelligent ,for we watch closely the hour of victory etc. A kid,s bedtime story after she has received her flu medication and then wrapped up warmly in bed,but what else to expect from Mahmoud who writes,we grow less intelligent ?
14. Salma
hebrew prophet ,   israel   (09.28.10)
Welcome to our lives,there,s no turning back ,we will find you acting on your best behavior ,fine words from the 1980,s sung by a fine English band Tears For Fears ,listen to the rest of the lyrics ,might give you Palestinians some direction in life,salaam?
15. Free Gilad Shalit first
Eran ,   Singapore   (09.28.10)
16. Another 'Ship of Fools' intercepted
Guardian of Israel ,   Israel   (09.28.10)
Most sane people are happy to learn that the Israeli navy has intercepted another boat head for Gaza full of misquided do-gooders. The Gaza Strip is controlled by a hateful regime determined to destroy the State of Israel and drive out all the Jewish inhabitants but some foolish people obviously cannot see what is in front of them. These people have become tools of Hamas et al who no doubt most be having a good laugh at such useful idiots. Those behind the sponsorship of these Gaza Blockade boats probably want to determine Israel's military responses so that they can plan a much larger and more sophisticated attack on Israel's genuine security needs. If people want to assist those in the Gaza Strip with essential humanitarian supplies, no doubt a warehouse can be established at the Israeli Ashdod port and from there the supples can be transported to the Gaza Strip.
17. I'm still waiting for these "jewish peace activists"...
m   (09.28.10) protest for Gilad Shalit in gaza.
18. To #12 International law - PEASE!
Barry ,   Haifa   (09.28.10)
19. To #12: The Law of Jewish Survival!
David ,   Karmiel, Israel   (09.28.10)
As for the law, well Great Britain blockaded the then Palestine to prevent Jews from getting year after the Holocaust and even wanted to send the back to the Concentration Camps! They even blockaded Cyprus to stop the refugee ships from leaving. The USA blockaded Cuba. The Arabs blockaded the Suez Canal and the USSR blockaded West Berlin! NO! The Only reason that the world objects to the blockage of Gaza is because Jews are defending themselves from a people who wish to destroy Israel and the Jewish people!
20. I would of let them go to Gaza
USA   (09.28.10)
Just to see what Hamas would do to them.
21. Salma 14. Not so bright future for the palestinians
Eran ,   Singapore   (09.28.10)
You have lost one more chance again. Now you can forget any good news for palestinians. Western world leaders are no more in your camp. 1. Obama is taking a deep dive, will be soon neutralized by the new congress. 2. The UK is being ruled by Israeli/Jewish supporters. Even the opposition leaders, the Milliban's are jewish. 3. France has a Jewish president who has banned the Burqua. 4. Turkey refused to host this stupid boat. That's why it sailed from the illegal Turkish Cyprus. Make peace NOW, otherwise you can forget it for the next sixty years.
22. Moscoqitz "We are an extraordinary people"
Nic ,   uk   (09.28.10)
If that's not egotistical self serving attention seeking arrogance, then I don't know what is. The thought doesn't even enter their minds that their actions will most likely result in trauma and loss of life; Some silly rich people in a yacht deliberatly waste the time of the navy, the navy is distracted, traffikers take advantage of this distraction and the result will be seen when more missiles are fired into Israel (and in the strip itself where Hamas uses all those smuggled weapons to eliminate their opposition and anyone who just happens to be unfortunate enough to be in close proximity). Will they see sense? Will they heck as like!
Lenise ,   ISRAEL   (09.28.10)
Why does the media still publish the drivel spoken by people who hate their own brothers and sisters, care nothing for the liberty of Gilad Shalit who has been imprisoned for four years without Geneva conventions being applied to his case. There is only one thing to do with the info, ignore it, throw the videos into the trash and do not expend one word on making these fools feel as if they are heroes or in any way important. History will show that they were fools, like people who supported the haters of their own people. like Unity Mitford who loved Hitler and then nearly blew her own brains out because the love was not returned. This is not news, this is pure rubbish.
24. A true Jewish heroe is...
Michael ,   Boston   (09.28.10)
... one who stands for Life, the Truth, and his people, in spite of the world's concerted hatred. It takes much more courage to remember day after day that the consensus on Israel's evil is rooted in plain anti-semitism. These Jewish "peace activists" are like the few Jews, Arabs and Blacks belonging to extreme-right parties in Europe... Moral guaranties for immoral parties, who don't even realize that the only reason they are accepted in these circles is because they are useful to them.
25. Erev Rav
AJB ,   UK   (09.28.10)
26. ... this shows Israel in a very positive light....
jonathan ,   London, UK   (09.28.10)
.. it shows the democartic nature of the country and the freedom of expression. It also shows empathy, even if you have a counter argument. This type of demonstration would never happen in Iran or most other Muslim countries. It would be squashed immediately and participants even quietly executed. This Flotilla also shows the world what a Peaceful Flotilla really is, as opposed to the terror-inspired Turkish flotilla.
27. they are sick to the core...they are beyond professional
Frank ,   USA   (09.28.10)
help. They are too far gone.
28. :: Jewish Aid Ship
Matty Groves ,   Fairport   (09.28.10)
It is heartening to see that some Jews disagree with the mass collective punishment that Israel is inflicting upon the civilian population of Gaza. Since the early 1990’s Israel has tightened it stranglehold on Gaza and denied the civilian population basic food items, medical equipment, medicine, freedom of movement etc. It is tragic to think that over half a million innocent children in Gaza have never known a minute of freedom as they have been born under Israeli military occupation. If only more Israelis were like these brave Jews an end to the conflict would come sooner than later and a peaceful Two State solution would be in place.
29. "Freedom fighters'" home port, Famagusta in occupied Turkish
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (09.28.10)
part of Cyprus. This is how much the "freedom fighters" care about freedom. And just a reminder: Turkey invaded Cyprus, a UN member state, and conquered one third of the country from which it expelled more than 200,000 ethnic Greek Cypriots and have occupied the territory since. The "freedom fighters" have now turned this "occupied territory" into their home base from which they launched their boat. How much more cynical some can be...??!!
30. awe struck from Istanbul
David Israel ,   New York, USA   (09.28.10)
Israel tried to do that many times. First in 1947 but Arabs did not accept the partitioning, they wanted all. After the 1967 war Israel immediately asked for recognition for peace but Arabs still wanted all and refused. in 2000 at Camp David Israel again gave the Palestinian Arabs the WB and Gaza with East Jerusalem as their capital but it was refused by Arafat. If the Arabs are sincere about two states for two people and recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people the issue can be solved.
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