Large majorities on Hill back Israel's flotilla raid

Large majorities on Hill back Israel's flotilla raid

Even as Israel shows signs of loosening its blockade of Gaze, large majorities in the House and Senate have signed off on letters supporting the blockade and defending Israel's enforcement of it against a Turkish vessel.

Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, along with 83 other senators, have signed the Senate version of the letter, which is backed by AIPAC; 298 members of the House have signed on.

Says the letter:
We fully support Israel’s right to self-defense. In response to thousands of rocket attacks on Israel from Hamas terrorists in Gaza, Israel took steps to prevent items which could be used to support these attacks from reaching Gaza. Israel’s naval blockade, which is legal under international law, allows Israel to keep dangerous goods from entering Gaza by sea. The intent of the measures is to protect Israel, while allowing humanitarian aid into Gaza.
Late last month when Israel learned that groups operating in Turkey wanted to challenge its blockade of Gaza, Israel made every effort to ensure that all humanitarian aid reached Gaza without needlessly precipitating a confrontation. Israeli forces were able to safely divert five of the six ships challenging the blockade. However, video footage shows that the Israeli commandos who arrived on the sixth ship, which was owned by the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (the IHH), were brutally attacked with iron rods, knives, and broken glass. They were forced to respond to that attack and we regret the loss of life that resulted.

Someone else (not on these forums, BTW) said this so I can't claim credit, but I fully concur....

If the Israelis nuked Chicago, Congress would approve.

[quote="gnjsdad, post:2, topic:202692"]
Someone else (not on these forums, BTW) said this so I can't claim credit, but I fully concur....

If the Israelis nuked Chicago, Congress would approve.

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Will the president be home?

[quote="gilliam, post:1, topic:202692"]
.... Israel’s naval blockade...allows Israel to keep dangerous goods from entering Gaza by sea. The intent of the measures is to protect Israel,...

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Yeah, because corinader and school books are lethal :rolleyes:

[quote="Guyonthestreet, post:4, topic:202692"]
Yeah, because corinader and school books are lethal :rolleyes:

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Do the textbooks still teach Protocols as the Learned Elders of Zion as a historical document, or lionize terrorists?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_textbook_controversy

United States Congress in blindly supporting Israel shocker!!!

[quote="scipio337, post:5, topic:202692"]
Do the textbooks still teach Protocols as the Learned Elders of Zion as a historical document, or lionize terrorists?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_textbook_controversy

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No newstatesman.com/education/2009/10/school-supplies-israel-gaza but the coriander contains secret messages hidden under the use-by date.

[quote="Kadaveri, post:6, topic:202692"]
United States Congress in blindly supporting Israel shocker!!!

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No comment on those textbooks, huh?

Even worse maybe Hamas plans to make paper aeroplanes and throw them at Israeli soldiers. They could even rub coriander into the pointy bit and aim for the eyes, then we're talking about chemical weapons.

[quote="scipio337, post:8, topic:202692"]
No comment on those textbooks, huh?

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Paper in this case was blocked to stop the printing of text books for a human rights course to be taught in all schools in Gaza.

Who knows, educating the children, who will be the fighters of the future, in equality, human rights etc may even help bring peace in the future.

'Course, the kids in this program will never know - because Israel blocked the paper.

ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3669379,00.html

[quote="Kadaveri, post:9, topic:202692"]
Even worse maybe Hamas plans to make paper aeroplanes and throw them at Israeli soldiers. They could even rub coriander into the pointy bit and aim for the eyes, then we're talking about chemical weapons.

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Ha! The latest in unmanned drone technology! :D

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