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In Attempt to “Mute the Truth” Israel “Succeeds” in getting it’s own EL AL LIVE BLOG @ Al Jazeera !

In an attempt to mute the truth, IOA is  banning the Press from boarding on an airplane,  labeling them as terrorists. So press takes back on IOA and now AJ has a real blog for the July8 #Airflotilla mission putting even more attention on that, which IOA wants to hide for all: The EL AL […]

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Activists take Spain embassy in Athens

PressTV | Tue Jul 5, 2011 12:4PM Spanish pro-Palestinian activists stand outside the Spanish embassy in Athens while others stand on balcony from where they have draped a Palestinian flag inside the premises on July 5, 2011. A group of pro-Palestinian activists who were refused permission by Greek authorities to sail an international flotilla towards […]

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#Flotilla2 | French protest boat ‘quits Greece for Gaza’

July 5, 2011 | AFP PARIS — A small French pleasure craft with eight protesters on board left Greek waters overnight and set off for Gaza in an attempt to break an Israeli naval blockade, organisers said Tuesday. The “Dignite al Karama” is so far the only boat in a planned flotilla organised by pro-Palestinian […]

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Canadian activist slams Greece for turning back Gaza-bound vessel

PATRICK MARTIN | JERUSALEM— From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail Published Monday, Jul. 04, 2011 8:57PM EDT Last updated Tuesday, Jul. 05, 2011 12:30AM EDTThey knew they wouldn’t get far. Barely 12 kilometres out of Crete’s port city of Agios Nikolaos, the Canadian-owned ship, Tahrir, was caught and boarded by the Greek Coast Guard; its mostly […]

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Greece: Guarding Israel from Freedom #Flotilla2 – Cartoon by @CarlosLatuff

@USBOATTOGAZA  Iceland Parliamentarian visits boat to show solidarity.  ‘Greece sold its economy to western banks and its politics to Israel.’” ~ Medea Benjamin, 2 July 2011 Carlos Latuff is a Brazilian cartoonist.  Cf. Fulya Özerkan,“Gov’t Pressure on İHH Divides Group before Flotilla Decision” (Hürriyet Daily News, 16 June 2011) Semih İdiz, “Why the Mavi Marmara […]

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Greece is under Israel’s occupation – video

  PressTV Mon Jul 4, 2011 3:39PM Greece’s decision to prevent a Gaza-bound aid flotilla from leaving its coast means Greece is under Israel’s occupation, says a co-founder of Free Palestine Movement. “They [the Greek government] have said openly that it was the United States that pressured them to do that [prevent the aid flotilla […]

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The Tahrir, Canada’s boat to Gaza: Two arrested, other activists remain on board to avoid arrest

  By Cathryn Atkinson |  July 4, 2011 | Rabble.ca Canadian activist Dylan Penner describes what has happened to The Tahrir, its crew, and international activists since it made a dash to leave Greece early Monday.  Cathryn Atkinson: Where are you? Dylan Penner: At port. I am below deck. The Tahrir has been damaged by […]

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’30 captains’ on intercepted Canadian boat

Published yesterday (updated) 04/07/2011 21:46 Palestinians ride on boats at the port of Gaza City during a rally in support ofthe Gaza-bound flotillas [AFP/Mahmud Hams, File] By Ella Ide ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — Thirty pro-Palestinian activists on a Canadian boat bound for Gaza that was stopped out of a Greek port Monday for breaking a […]

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Freedom #Flotilla2 Activists Start Open-Ended Fast; Additional 200 Passengers Join the Effort

PNN – Palestine News Network – 04.07.11 – 00:39 Athens – PNN – On eve of US Independence Day, 12 US passengers on Freedom Flotilla bound To Gaza started on Sunday an open-ended fast at US embassy in Athens demanding thier government to pressure Greece to free their boat and captain, and allow boat to […]

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Detained in Greece, Freed by Syntagma

July 3, 2011« Lopez to Gaza It is July 3rd, 2011 and we are stopped in Greece. Our ship’s captain is in jail facing felony charges and our American officials here in Athens are intentionally looking the other way. It would appear on the surface that Israel has won their political war against the world’s […]

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Lieberman–Israel was behind the Greek ban on departure of ships, claims Greek government “understands” Israel’s needs

July 3, 2011 by crescentandcross | The Ugly Truth Blog Haaretz Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday that the Gaza flotilla activists, who had accused Israel of purposely sabotaging their ships, are just trying to place the blame for their failure on Israel. “The activists are trying to blame someone for their failure – no […]

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‘The blockade has moved to the ports of Greece’

  Published On Sat Jul 02 2011 – thestar.com The Tahrir, a Canadian boat participating in Freedom Flotilla II to Gaza, is stranded in the port in Agios Nikolaos in Crete. The Greek government has banned flotilla boats from leaving. Jim Rankin/Toronto Star Jim Rankin Staff Reporter ABOARD THE TAHRIR, AGIOS NIKOLAOS—They’re prepared for tear […]

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Freedom Flotilla II to try and sail to Gaza on Monday

[ 03/07/2011 – 11:36 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Freedom Flotilla II will try to set sail to Gaza on Monday in spite of Greece’s decision to prevent all flotilla vessels from departing its port, flotilla organizers have announced. The European campaign to end the siege on Gaza, a major organizer of the flotilla, told Quds […]

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Greece proves it: no massacre needed to stop a Flotilla

  Sunday, 03 July 2011 08:15| DocJazz | DocJazzMusic.com I wish to be clear about one thing: this is article is NOT a compliment to the Greek government. Greece has played a treacherous role in the recent Freedom Flotilla saga , and undoubtedly had long decided to stop the boats before it actually implemented its […]

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Tweets aplenty over Gaza flotilla situation

    Sunday July 3, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian delegation aboard the Freedom Flotilla 2 has been giving updates about their attempts to reach Gaza via Twitter. Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, who is aboard the Dutch-Italian ship Stefano Chiarini, is among those actively tweeting on their situation over the past few days. “Active […]

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