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Monday, February 21, 2011

So Many Flotillas and Nowhere to Go !!

Weapons aboard the Mavi Marmara.
And today's blog is a News breaker by my friend and guest writer ~  Eileen Hart.  It is a privilege to host her writing here .....

The Mavi Marmara Flotilla that was bound for Israel in May of 2010 from Turkey was intent on attacking Israeli soldiers in order to break a blockade that has saved countless Israeli lives from terrorist attacks. The footage proved that the terrorists on the boats who used clubs and beat Israeli soldiers wanted to attack Jews and not engage Israel in a peaceful manner. The Israeli soldiers who were beaten with clubs were very seriously injured. This flotilla from Turkey .was a direct provocation of war with Israel. There were no supplies for Fakestinians on that boat but rather weapons in the form of clubs, knives and guns.

From Free Republic: ~  “The Israeli navy made its first contact with a flotilla carrying hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists and thousands of tons of supplies for Gaza shortly before midnight on Sunday, surprising the boats in international waters, according to activists on one vessel".

Israel has vowed not to let the flotilla reach the shores of Gaza, where the Islamic militant group Hamas holds sway, putting the activists and the Israelis on a high-profile public relations collision course. Named the Freedom Flotilla and led by the pro-Palestinian Free Gaza Movement and a Turkish organization, Insani Yardim Vakfi, the convoy of six cargo and passenger boats represents the most ambitious attempt yet to break Israel’s three-year blockade of the Palestinian coastal enclave.

Three Israeli navy missile boats left the Haifa naval base in northern Israel a few minutes after 9 p.m. local time, planning to intercept the flotilla.

After asking the captains of the boats to identify themselves, the navy told them they were approaching a blockaded area and asked them either to proceed to the Israeli port of Ashdod, north of Gaza, or to turn around and go back to their countries of origin.

The activists responded that they would continue toward their destination, Gaza.

Speaking by satellite phone from the Challenger 1 boat, which has foreign legislators and other high-profile figures on board, a Free Gaza Movement leader, Huwaida Arraf, said, “We communicated to them clearly that we are unarmed civilians. “We asked them not to use violence.” As you can see in the footage, because the flotilla refused to comply with the Israeli Navy, an Israeli soldier came down on the rope and upon descending on the boat, he was viciously attacked by the passengers on the flotilla.

 Ehud Barak, Minister of Defense in Israel ordered the IDF to use rubber bullets to protect and defend themselves while they were being beaten senseless. This man has time and again put the IDF in harm’s way. In my opinion, the fact that any Minister of Defense in Israel would knowingly enforce the use of rubber bullets instead of real bullets is the wimpification of the IDF. For now, gone are the days of Israeli Heroism when the brave men and women of the IDF would put the fear of G-d into every nation that provoked them with an act of war. Israel needs a real Minister of Defense who is Reaganesqe and tells the world and all of her enemies that we win, you lose, everything on the table. Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Libya and Lebanon all learned their lesson in 1948 when they attacked from all sides on the day David Ben Gurion declared her Independence and fought back without any artillery, weapons, guns and tanks. She won and took back land that has belonged to the Jews for thousands of years.

There are three flotillas that are preparing to go to Gaza and break the Blockade. One is set to leave Canada, San Francisco, and the other is listed on American Jews for Peace. It is not stated on that website where it is leaving from.

The Canadian Flotilla is planned to sail in May. Esther Kern is the organizer of this joke of an event and apparently she has seen it all. Sure, Esther, when you survive Hitler and Stalin like my parents did, then you can say you have seen it all, and when you off yourself like Rachel Corrie did, trust me, we won’t mourn for her when she knowingly puts herself in harm’s way all in the name of making Israel look bad and martyring herself in the name of freedom. This is one self hating Jew that many of us won’t feel bad for because as always she will have brought it on herself. Self hating Jews like this seek one objective only; to throw their fellow brethren back into the ovens and unleash hell on earth.

This group of self hating Jews come from San Francisco. It is organized by Marvin Cohen and endorsed by many groups who seek Israel’s destruction. One of them is the Muslims Students Association who are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, Code Pink; frequently visiting Gaza to protest Israel, Free Gaza Movement, which is associated with Naomi Klein; a rabid leftwing Jew who is an apologist to the Palestinians and speaks against Israel frequently at anti Israel events. These are just a few of the organizations endorsing the passage. You can view the entire list in the endorsements tab on their page which I have linked above this paragraph.

I called Marvin who sounded like a nice elderly grandfather to ask him some questions about the boat, and he had this to say to me; “I am for justice and seek to dismantle a country wherever I see injustice throughout the planet.” He continued to say to me “You don’t view the Palestinians as human beings.” That’s perplexing because I never said anything in our phone conversation about them, my questions were entirely directed at who is funding this mission, who will be on the boat and when is the exact date of the departure. I asked him if the Muslim Brotherhood or Hamas was funding this endeavor, he laughed and said no. Of course they aren‘t involved. These Associations all have a link where you can donate money to their cause. I could not find any disclosure of financial information. Here is their mission statement on their Facebook page: ~ 

"We are planning to launch a U.S. boat to Gaza, joining a flotilla of ships from Europe, Canada, India, South Africa and parts of the Middle East due to set sail in the spring."

Apparently, there are other flotillas planning to leave from ports in other areas of the world in the spring in order to meet up in Gaza at the same time to break the blockade. The good news is that the flotilla planned to leave from the US may be short on funding. I have found that in all three of these projects they are trying to raise money. The unwavering support for Israel throughout the country has grown in leaps and bounds in the conservative movement and within the tea party since the November elections. This is a great start. Since more Americans are aligning themselves as center right patriots, the population of the left is shrinking. The hard left is approximately 8% of the population. The fact that they are short on funds could mean that less people support them and more are supporting one of the greatest allies our country has ever had. It is possible that more people are educating themselves on the truth about Israel and the Fakestinian conflict and realizing that Israel has been fighting the global war on terror since her re-founding in 1948.

I would imagine that being reduced to selling tee shirts to get this project off the ground is a sign of desperation to do anything to get that boat to leave the dock. I am surprised that George Soros hasn’t stepped up to the plate to offer them money. I hope they never sell one tee shirt. If you look at their site, you will see they have a concert planned to raise money for their flotilla. If they are successful in going to Gaza, I pray the IDF does not spare one person and realizes there are enemies among our own people. It is time to put the political correctness aside, do whatever is necessary to protect Israel even if it means taking out liberal Jews who seek to destroy her should they bring weapons with them if their intention is to hurt Israeli soldiers.

The next vessel is a Jewish Boat organized by American Jews for a Just Peace. Below is the link to their website.

This is the statement from American Jews for a Just Peace in regards to their plans to send a Jewish boat to Gaza. There is no definite date for departure. I will keep checking the website for updates and inform everyone when the date is posted. It is scheduled for the coming summer.

"The movement to break the blockade of Gaza is "unstoppable and unsinkable" said Naomi Klein, member of the Advisory Board of the Free Gaza Movement, in a powerful statement at a demonstration in Toronto on May 31. Building on the momentum and global outrage over the Israeli attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, an international coalition of Jewish organizations working for justice in Palestine will sponsor a Jewish Boat to Gaza this summer, with AJJP as its U.S. coordinator.

AJJP joins the "Jüdische Stimme" ('Jewish Voice' for a Just Peace in the Near East and Jews for Justice For Palestinians (UK) in sending the boat as a call to the leaders of the world to help Israel find her way to reason, to a sense of humanity and a life without fear.
The participants on the boat will be chosen by its European organizers. In coordination with the medical, educational and mental health services in Gaza, the boat will take school bags and books, donated by German schoolchildren; musical instruments and art materials to support the Gaza Community Mental Health Program; nets and tackle for fishermen; and essential medicines and small medical equipment for the civilian population under siege. Absolutely no weapons will be on board, and all participants will be trained in the principles of non-violence".

American Jews for a Just Peace accuse Israel of attacking the passengers on the Marvi Marmara, but my video posted in the first link is proof positive that the passengers were the aggressors waiting for IDF Soldiers to provoke an attack.  Why is this group twisting the truth around when the evidence is so clear?  Three Jewish based organizations sending boats is a disturbing trend in a series of left wing actions geared toward attempting to affect and force policy in Israel.  I hope the IDF sinks every boat without life preservers.  I pray none of these flotillas never leave or raise enough money to do it.  These organizations must understand that the blockade has save countless Jewish and Egyptian lives.  The blockade has thwarted thousands of terrorist attacks at the hands of Hamas.  If this barrier, which is a line of defense for safety measures is ever removed, it will increase terrorist attacks from the sea and missiles and rockets will be launched from boats.  If any of these boats make it to Gaza every one of them should be treated as an enemy invading Israel. 
In my investigation of these sites.  Many of them haven’t posted links, comments and articles since 2010.  I sincerely hope they are losing credibility and that they are unable to convince people of their lies.  If that is the case, major kudos to the American people for holding to the truth.

Eileen Hart is a 45 year old daughter of Holocaust Survivors. She was raised in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Eileen was raised in a very conservative and observant Jewish home and was lucky enough to hear her parents story and how important it was to never take freedom for granted, and how lucky she was to live in America. At 17, her parents took her to the American Gathering of Holocaust Survivors and was lucky enough to hear Reagan speak on April 11, 1983. His statement that the safe haven of America and Israel for Jews would never be compromised has stayed with her forever thus stapling her belief in conservatism and working to make sure the world never forgot the Holocaust. She has been active in Holocaust Remembrance programs such as The Philadelphia Holocaust Film Series, receiving a degree in honors in Jewish and Holocaust Studies. After Barack Obama was elected President, she saw the increase of antisemtism and has been actively fighting against the growing sentiment of anti Israel and anti zionist bias within the Jewish community and working against the disturbing trend of Jews turning against Israel. She resides in South Jersey with her family.

1 comment:

  1. It's as simple as this: A few police cars pull up to a crack house in the 'hood and the drug dealers, who know they are in the wrong, start beating on the cops.
    Next time, the good guys need to bring a sharp shooter or mace the whole deck before descending on these animals.