ISRAEL ATTACKS JUSTICE BOAT; KIDNAPS HUMAN RIGHTS WORKERS; CONFISCATES MEDICINE, TOYS AND OLIVE TREES

Fmr. Congressmember Cynthia McKinney Back in U.S. After Being Detained and Deported from Israel

http://i4.democracynow.org/2009/7/8/fmr_congressmember_cynthia_mckinney_back_in

 

http://www.freegaza.org/en/home/hope-fleet-news/976-israel-attacks-justice-boat-kidnaps-human-rights-workers-confiscates-medicine-toys-and-olive-trees

Video leading to capture of Cynthia McKinney and FreeGaza

 http://twitter.com/freegazaorg

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In Israeli jail, McKinney expects more from Washington

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=99800&sectionid=351020202

A message from Cynthia from a cell block in Israel

http://freegaza.org/it/home/56-news/984-a-message-from-cynthia-from-a-cell-block-in-israel

Obama okays Israel’s piracy: No US Navy Seals for black McKinney

http://www.baltimorechronicle.com/2009/070109Roberts.shtml

Juan Cole: Mediterranean Piracy on the Fourth: US hostages held in foreign country on Fourth of July

http://www.juancole.com/2009/07/mediterranean-piracy-on-fourth.html

 

Israel keeps ex-congresswoman McKinney in custody

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=99744&sectionid=351020202

In Israel, former US lawmaker remains imprisoned

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=99666&sectionid=351020202

Breaking the Siege of Gaza: Governments Refuse While Citizens Act

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/07/01-0

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US remains silent over McKinney arrest by Israel

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=99532&sectionid=351020202

Israel to free former US congresswoman:

 http://america-hijacked.com/2009/07/01/israel-to-free-former-us-congresswoman/

GREEN PARTY WATCH — “CYNTHIA MCKINNEY REPORTEDLY TAKEN CAPTIVE BY ISRAELI NAVY”

http://tinyurl.com/lo35pw

COUNT US OUT page, “Media silent on McKinney’s kidnapping”
(PROOF OF CENSORSHIP AND NEWS FILTERING.)

http://tinyurl.com/kl3tra

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Here’a a web page worth a look: U.S. Media and Israel,
Sharing the Balanced Truth about Israel Media Coverage in the U.S.
Conspicuous Silences: The New York Times Buries Its Head in the Sinai Sand
by David Morris on June 30, 2009.  Case #2: The USS LIBERTY

Sherlock Holmes solved the murder case by realizing that the dog
didn’t bark a warning because it knew the perpetrator. He was its
friend and provider. In matters concerning the Middle East, the New
York Times
, by playing lap dog to Israel, has become predictable and
irrelevant.

This is why the American public is turning away from mainstream media.
This is why blogs like this are born:

http://usmediaandisrael.com/?p=166
also:
http://usmediaandisrael.com/

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Israeli navy seizes Gaza aid boat

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=99471&sectionid=351020202

Israel navy intercepts boat with ex-U.S. Rep. McKinney

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/06/30/israel.gaza.mckinney/index.html

Activist on boat seized by IDF laments world apathy to Gaza – Haaretz – Israel News:

 

 
 
Cynthia McKinney Demands Immediate Release After Her Gaza-Bound Boat is Seized by Israeli Navy:
 
 
 
 Israel threatens to shoot international activists

http://www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=99395&sectionid=351020202

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http://freegaza.org/en/home/hope-fleet-news/967-urgent-alert-israeli-navy-surrounding-spirit-and-threatening-to-open-fire

Fwd: URGENT: Israeli Navy surrounding SPIRIT and threatening to fire…

Monday, June 29, 2009 6:15 PM

From: Debbie Menon”

please help any way possible or atleast disseminate the news…

Write to Greta Berlin at: tecspk@aol.com,

Debbie

Deb:

Following the Spirit.

I have just sent two messages to Greta recommending that they broadcast a Mayday reporting piracy, and requesting assistance from any armed ships in the area. Such a report imposes a legal obligation the IDF to render assistance.

It may not produce much, but a distress call was all it took for the IDF to call off the attack on USS Liberty years ago.

And, a maritime distress message relayed to a sovereign state which have resources in the area imposes legal responsibilities to aid and investigate the incident, and to render assistance if within reasonable distance.

I suspect that there are other naval resources somewhere in the area and with the recent warm-up of piracy attacks and the information disseminated on USS Liberty, this may be a sensitive topic in many Foreign Ministries, and Cabinets.

All it would take to get Spirit into Gaza unhasselled is a flyover…. or a foreign voice papering on the tactical frequencies upon which the IDF is communicating with Spirit.

Witnesses!

Earl

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 10:11 AM, wrote:

Note: The Spirit of Humanity departed Cyprus this morning enroute to Gaza. See: YouTube – 29 June 2009 Video Free Gaza SPECIAL EDITION DEPARTING (05:33). There are two updates pasted below. Notice the times. The most recent up date is on top. Peace, Roy

In a message dated 6/29/2009 4:51:35 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, iristulip@gmail.com writes:

We just heard from the people on board the boat. The Israeli navy is jamming the radio and preventing navigation systems from working……… We would like to emphasize that the boat is in international waters, and, as such, falls under the protection of international law.

In a message dated 6/29/2009 4:33:02 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, iristulip@gmail.com writes:

At 1:40 am, the Israeli Navy surrounded the SPIRIT while it is on its way to the Gaza Strip. We got a call from the boat saying that they were being threatened, told to turn back or they would be fired on.

Huwaida Arraf, one of the delegation leaders, was on the phone with the Israeli gunboats, and we could hear her saying, “You Cannot Open Fire on Unarmed Civilians” several times. At this writing, they are surrounded by several ships shining bright lights into the SPIRIT.

CALL or FAX Major Liebovitz from the Israeli Navy at:
Tel + 972 5 781 86248 or +972 3737 7777 or +972 3737 6242
Fax +972 3737 6123 or +972 3737 7175

CALL Mark Regev in the Prime Minister’s office at:
Tel +972 2670 5354 or +972 5 0620 3264
mark.regev@it.pmo.gov.il

CALL Shlomo Dror in the Ministry of Defence at:
Tel +972 3697 5339 or +972 50629 8148
mediasar@mod.gov.il

Free Gaza Movement
357 99 081 767
www.freegaza.org
www.flickr.com/photos/29205195@N02/

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