Interesting article even though as a Greek - American living in Athens, I completely disagree with the flotilla initiative. However, Amira Hass's claims that the flotilla activists have remained in the spotlight are complete nonsense. During the last two days there was general strike in Greece accompanied by extreme violence in the center of Athens while the Greek Parliament was voting on new austerity measures to deal with the economic crisis. The flotilla activists are not in the spotlight at all. Nobody here really gives a damn about these crazy guys. We have much bigger and more imporant fish to fry.
First refugees travelling on Hungarian bus arrive at Austrian border (Reuters)
from the article: Gaza flotilla activists determined to sail on despite obstacles