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Israel ends police cooperation with Turkey

Maan News Agency | Sept 19, 2011 JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israel said on Monday it was withdrawing its police representative from Turkey and ending bilateral cooperation between their forces as the diplomatic crisis between the two former allies deepened. “Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch has ordered the transfer to Bucharest of the Israel Police representative […]

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Israel’s “Dangerous” Game

Related: The Mavi Marmara Massacre Taking on Turkey Ramzy Baroud | September 16th, 2011 | Dissident Voice The UN Palmer Report, which largely exonerated Israel for murdering nine unarmed Turkish civilians in international waters on May 31, 2010, seemed in some ways like the last straw. Prior to its publication, the camel’s back had already […]

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Turkish PM: Warships can be deployed “at any moment”

Maan News Agency: Sept 15, 2011 TUNIS (Reuters) – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Israel could not do whatever it wanted in the eastern Mediterranean and that Turkish warships could be there at any moment. Erdogan’s comments, made during a visit to Tunis as part of a tour of Arab countries, were […]

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Turkey vows to control Israel at sea

PressTV – Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:25PM GMT Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the country’s navy will patrol the Mediterranean to prevent Israel from assaulting ships in the international waters. “Israel will no longer be able to do what it wants in the Mediterranean and you’ll be […]

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Taking on Turkey: Israel’s ‘Dangerous’ Game

Palestine Chronicle | Sept 14, 2011 Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (UN Photo)By Ramzy Baroud The UN Palmer Report, which largely exonerated Israel for murdering nine unarmed Turkish civilians in international waters on May 31, 2010, seemed in some ways like the last straw. Prior to its publication, the camel’s back had already mostly […]

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Why the Palmer Report Deserves No Deference

Israel Given Two Bites of the Apple by AUDREY BOMSE | COUNTERPUNCH Almost all the factual findings, as well as the legal analysis and conclusions of the recently leaked UN Secretary General’s Panel of Inquiry into the “Flotilla Incident” on May 31, 2010 (Palmer/Uribe Panel) directly contradict those of an earlier UN report of the […]

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Israel’s flotilla attack was act of war

Related: The Mavi Marmara Massacre PressTV –  Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:59PM Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey says Israel’s attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla could have led to a war between the two countries. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the May 2010 attack — which killed nine Turkish activists — […]

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Haneyya: Erdogan’s visit to Gaza historic

Related: The Mavi Marmara Massacre [ 11/09/2011 – 03:39 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian premier in Gaza Ismail Haneyya has said that his government was preparing for the historic visit of Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Strip even it was not yet formally determined. He said in an interview with the Turkish Anatolia […]

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Israel will lose by ‘winning’

Related: The Mavi Marmara Massacre After last year’s aid flotilla massacre, Israel wrongly believed it could continue operating under a ‘legal umbrella’. Taha Ozhan 10 Sep 2011 |  Opinion – Al Jazeera English Unlike Turkey, Israel has not grasped the massive regional changes inspired by the Arab Spring [AFP] The “top secret” UN report on […]

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Disappointment at the United Nations: The Palmer Report on the Flotilla Incident of 31 May 2010 – by Prof Em Richard Falk

Related: The Mavi Marmara Massacre Prof. Richard Falk | Friday, 09 September 2011 11:51 The Panel as appointed was woefully ill-equipped to render an authoritative result. When the UN Secretary General announced on 2 August 2010 that a Panel of Inquiry had been established to investigate the Israeli attacks of 31 May on the Mavi […]

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Time to blockade the real ‘threat’

Al-Ahram Weekly | Region | September 9, 2011 The pomp of the United Nations was shamelessly used to whitewashes Israel’s blockade of Gaza. But two or rather many can play at that game, warns Stuart Littlewood from London “Israel faces a real threat to its security from militant groups in Gaza. The naval blockade was […]

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Arraf and Finkelstein rip ‘farce’ UN flotilla report on ‘Democracy Now’ – video

By Annie on September 7, 2011 | Mondoweiss Excellent commentary and analysis  from Huwaida Arraf and Norm Finkelstein. Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales interview two giants in the  Democracy Now report: As Turkey Freezes Israel Ties, Critics Decry “Whitewashed” U.N. Report on Gaza Flotilla, Blockade. [partial transcript below] AMY GOODMAN: But the fact that this […]

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Give the Palmer report the contempt it deserves

[ 04/09/2011 – 09:52 PM ] By Khalid Amayreh in Israeli-occupied Jerusalem On Friday, 2 September, a pro-Israeli body at the United Nations released a brazenly unbalanced report concluding that Israel’s four-year blockade of some 1.7 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip was “legal” and “within the barometers of international law.” The scandalous report, dubbed […]

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Warped Flotilla “inquiry” invites mega-mischief

By Stuart Littlewood * | Sabbah Report | http://www.sabbah.biz | Sept 5, 2011 “Israel faces a real threat to its security from militant groups in Gaza. The naval blockade was imposed as a legitimate security measure in order to prevent weapons from entering Gaza by sea and its implementation complied with the requirements of international […]

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Palmer ‘Inquiry’ Whitewashes Blockade ~ by Stuart Littlewood

Palestine Chronicle | Sept 5, 2011 y Stuart Littlewood  ‘Israel faces a real threat to its security from militant groups in Gaza. The naval blockade was imposed as a legitimate security measure in order to prevent weapons from entering Gaza by sea and its implementation complied with the requirements of international law…  the flotilla acted […]

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