The Turkel Report will not be accepted internationally, and not because it is necessarily untrue - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Logios
    • 24.01.11 | 04:04 (IST)

    The Turkel Commission was not able to interrogate the passengers, who did not come before them. BUT, the Commission also did not cross-examined the SOLDIERS directly, it only accepted the IDF investigation, which is at best hearsay, and more likely - whitewash. Nobody can accept this, no matter how much PR effort is expended. Note that the Turks actually interrogated the survivors, real eye WITNESSES, so they have a better legal case. As far as the legality of stopping the Marmara, the UN's Human Rights Commission already submitted an analysis by independent jurists, which concluded it was illegal for two reasons I will not go into. At best, there will be an argument of experts. The UN (Ban) Commission will have to decide. I suspect they will either conclude illegality (I am choosing the independent opinion rather than the biased opinion of the Turkel people), or will refer the issue to the ICJ for the Court's legal advisory opinion. PR will not work here. Given that Israel has such a miserable reputation nowadays, it is possible the issue will be referred to the Hague. Would Obama the lawyer veto a resolution based on legal views? I wonder, but Turkey might do the referral on its own; this is allowed under ICC Charter.

    from the article: Netanyahu mulls interim agreement with Palestinians
    First published 02:48 24.01.11 | Last updated 02:48 24.01.11
Haaretz Headlines
Palestinian Hamas militants march in front of a mock burnt Israeli bus during an anti-Israel rally
Tensions in Gaza are rising as Israel gains edge over Hamas tunnels

Hamas is under pressure twice over, from both the worsening domestic situation in the Strip and the militant organization potentially losing its main threat against Israel.

23:32 03.05.16 | 0 comments
Obama meets with Netanyahu in the Oval office of the White House, Washington D.C., November 9, 2015.
New U.S.-Israel military aid deal stalled over size and scope of new package

Israel wants guaranteed funding for missile defense projects, while U.S. wants to phase out authorization for Israel to buy Israeli-made weapons and supplies with American security aid.

23:11 03.05.16 | 0 comments
Amjed Hussain and Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish National Party's election manifesto launch.
Scottish National Party suspends party activist over anti-Israel Facebook posts

Amjed Hussain reportedly shared Facebook posts claiming the Mossad was responsible for the 9/11 attacks and linking ISIS to Israel.

00:32 04.05.16 | 0 comments
Women's protest in Jerusalem - Michal Fattal - December 23 2011
Controversy rages over Orthodox edict against female singers at memorial ceremonies

Women increasingly told they cannot sing at public events in order not to insult religious sensibilities.

01:02 04.05.16 | 0 comments