Watch how the Israelis will spin the Palmer report. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 17.08.11 | 15:37 (IDT)

    It will go like this: Palmer will say (correctly) that Israel filled in all the required paperwork and made all the required announcements when it instigated that blockade, and Israel will seize upon that and claim this means the blockade was "legal". It will mean no such thing. After all, a building inspector can declare that I have built my house to all the required standards; that it is, indeed, a beautifully-built house. But that can't make my house "legal" if I built it in my neighbour's backyard.....

    from the article: Netanyahu to Clinton: Israel won't apologize to Turkey for Gaza flotilla raid
    First published 12:55 17.08.11 | Last updated 13:22 17.08.11
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