The Fourth of July Flotilla. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Stephen(Geneve)Switzerland.
    • 03.07.11 | 15:20 (IDT)

    Without much fanfare the flotilla will sneak away, destination..? If they state Gaza, Greek Maritime Authorities may well be blamed for recklessness, even going so far as creating a political embarrassment since the Quartet has voiced concern. We must understand both sides to this affair. Gaza is not suffering as many portray, I do agree that Israel and Egypt have opened the door for better living conditions. The luxury malls and hotels,completely overshadows the main grass-roots problem, here we have to be honest. Gaza needs the support in order to survive, not as some claim through blockade busting or confrontations at sea. Gaza needs a viable port for exports, that can only be accomplished through negotiations. For the moment, whilst the latter is not possible, as in the case with Israel and the Schalit Affair, not to forget the Hamas Charter, I fear that the flotilla in question will have not only a negative effect on Israel, but also this foreign meddling will create further obstacles or even once more close down the flow of goods from Israel to Gaza. The people of the Middle East, know how to use the media,how to twist an arm or two in Europe's capitals, but also know how to shoot themselves in the foot, that is without exception. That is my message to Jerusalem and Gaza.The great Albert Einstein once quoted; "Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labour in freedom."! Good day from cool Swiss Alps, where golden eagles fly free.

    from the article: Gaza flotilla to set sail Monday despite numerous setbacks
    First published 11:47 03.07.11 | Last updated 11:47 03.07.11
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