Huwaida Arraf: Breaking the Blockade

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 on Jul 6, 2011

Freedom Flotilla

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The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian led movement committed to solving issues between Israel and Palestine. Huwaida Arraf is one of the co-founders of the group and was filmed giving a speech at San Diego State University. During her speech, Huwaida talks about the history of the Palestinian people and the ISM’s role in trying to aid them. Also mentioned in her speech is the ISM’s attempts in sending aid to Gaza by boat. In one of their more recent voyages the group sent a ‘flotilla’ of ships to gaza that was intercepted by the Israeli Navy. During the interception civilians were shot and killed on one of the ISM’s boats which lead to an investigation by the United Nations.

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Ralph Nader: Maybe Israel Should Give Aid to Us (2010)

Free Palestine - End Israeli Occupation

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Ralph Nader presents the Keynote Speech at the ADC National, June 5th 2010.
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Israel’s Operational Plan to Attack the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza by Michel Chossudovsky

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Freedom Flotilla for free Palestine.

Image by Zingaro. I am a gipsy too. via Flickr

by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research
May 31, 2011

Israel is involved in advanced preparations to attack the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza. The commando attack is scheduled to take place in international waters. A detailed operational plan to be implemented by the Israeli navy has been set in motion. The use of force is explicitly contemplated:

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Noam Chomsky: Apartheid Israel

South African Solidarity, Gaza Freedom March

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on May 5, 2011

Noam Chomsky speaks at Clark University, Worcester, MA (USA). April 12, 2011.

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Norman Finkelstein: “Israel used an insane amount of firepower in Gaza”

Note: replaced video Mar. 30, 2012

on Jan 28, 2011

Norman Finkelstein speaks at the University of Pennsylvania, Jan. 25, 2011

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The US Congress’ Pet Pariah by Franklin Lamb

by Franklin Lamb
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Beirut, Lebanon
31 December, 2010

This week marks the second anniversary of among the most savage criminal slaughters of human life in long memory. The 522 hour indiscriminate carnage, “Cast Lead”  that killed 1,417 Palestinians, mostly civilians, 352 of them children, injuring for life more than 5,300 , indicts  Israel as well as those countries that continue to supply it weapons, diplomatic cover and to enforce Israel’s  illegal siege on sealed Gaza.

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The Charade of Israeli-Palestinian Talks by Noam Chomsky + Gaza in Crisis

by Noam Chomsky
In These Times
December 2, 2010

Chomsky at the World Social Forum (Porto Alegr...

Chomsky at the World Social Forum (Porto Alegre) in 2003 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Washington’s pathetic capitulation to Israel while pleading for a meaningless three-month freeze on settlement expansion—excluding Arab East Jerusalem—should go down as one of the most humiliating moments in U.S. diplomatic history.

In September the last settlement freeze ended, leading the Palestinians to cease direct talks with Israel. Now the Obama administration, desperate to lure Israel into a new freeze and thus revive the talks, is grasping at invisible straws—and lavishing gifts on a far-right Israeli government.

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Noam Chomsky: Pressure Points – How can we promote justice in Israel and Palestine?

Noam Chomsky at World Social Forum - 2003. Sou...

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with Noam Chomsky
Novemeber 14, 2010

A-Infos Radio Project
Recorded: 2010-10-14

A benefit event for the Gaza Mental Health Foundation.

Produced by Nancy Murray for the Gaza Mental Health Foundation
Recorded by Chuck U. Rosina.
Edited at W.Bla3 Studio, Medford, MA.

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Norman Finkelstein: Israel and Palestine: Past, Present, Future

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October 31, 2010

replaced video Feb. 24, 2015

Peter Pan on Jun 29, 2011

Dr. Norman Finkelstein – Israel and Palestine: Past, Present, Future
Toronto, Ontario, Thursday, October 28.

Dr. Norman Finkelstein speaks on the present situation in Gaza, the attack on the Gaza Aid Flotilla, the current stage of the peace process, and the prospect of another regional war.

Presented by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME).

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The New Media & the Palestine Question: Blogging Out of Conflict

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23 September 2010
The Palestine Center
Washington, DC

Palestine Center

Panel 1 – Changing the Public Discussion
Participants: Jerome Slater, Adam Horowitz
Moderator: Will Youmans

Addressing: How has blogging/new media affected the public debate on Israel/Palestine? How has blogging/new media responded to the Main Stream Media and vice versa? What results has this interaction had on the public discussion of Israel/Palestine?

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Settlement Construction Begins Again, Israel Blocks Jewish Activists to Gaza

Democracy Now!
Sept 28, 2010

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Israel warships intercept Gaza aid boat + Video of IDF troops boarding Gaza-bound boat

Tue Sep 28, 2010

Israeli warships have intercepted a Jewish aid boat heading for the Gaza Strip to break the crippling blockade of the impoverished territory.

“Ten Israeli warships forced the boat to head for (the Israeli port) of Ashdod by force, but without raiding the ship,” Amjad al-Shawa, a Gaza-based organizer told AFP.

“They surrendered because they were surrounded. They had no choice,” he further explained.


via PressTV – Israel warships intercept Gaza aid boat

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UN: Israel Used ‘Incredible Violence’ in Raid + No One Was Safe: UN Inquiry Into Israel’s Flotilla Raid

Newsy: U.N. probe finds Israel guilty of “unnecessary and incredible violence”

Four months after Israeli forces raided a Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza, a U.N. probe finds Israel guilty of “unnecessary and incredible violence.”

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Chris Hedges: Media, Gaza, Rebellion + Hedges at the event

with Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
September 12, 2010

Rob Kall
Sept. 11, 2010

I interviewed Chris Hedges, following a talk for the project, where Chris Hedges and Ann Wright spoke on the plight of Gazans and the plans to challenge the Israeli blockade.

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Lauren Booth: Letter to Israel (must-see) + Transcript


This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.

gazafriends | September 12, 2010

Journalist Lauren Booth was on the first Free Gaza voyage and stayed to work in Gaza after the boats left. Her heartfelt letter to the people of Israel should be read by everyone who hopes for peace in the Middle East. This stunning video tribute to her words was designed and produced by the Free Gaza movement. Continue reading