6/02/2010

Flotillapalooza (or: Flotillarrhea)

Maybe I'll post my own thoughts later, but first I want to link to a couple of opinion pieces that appeared yesterday or early this morning. In my work for JID I see a lot of the Jewish opinion articles that appear on the Web. These all appeared during the c. 36 hours between late Monday night and Wednesday morning, Israel time. It doesn't even include blogs and some of the nuttier media outlets. Needless to say, this is quite atypical. And no, I did not read them all:






Israel's link to apartheid is more than an analogy - Al-Arabiya


Israel itself may be among the victims of its pathology - Al-Arabiya


Israeli PR disaster, again - Ynet


A failure any way you slice it - Haaretz


Only a judicial commission of inquiry - Haaretz


Sympathy for the Devil and the Gaza Sea Confrontation: How Can Helping a Repressive Fascist, Genocide-Intending Hamas Regime be Innocent? Rubin reports


The rush to judgment- Jpost


The Flotilla Was a Killer - Forward


Time to get our act together Posted by Isi Leibler – Jpost blogs


The truth? Who cares? - Jpost blogs



Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: The Provocative 'Peace' Flotilla That Ended in Tragedy - huffPost


Warren Goldstein: What Will Israel Not Do? HuffPost


Stop the hypocrisy about Israel - CNN


How did we get so dumb? - ynet


In the Past - Tablet


Egypt Lifts the Blockade, ‘9/11 for Turkey’ - Tablet


Massacring the truth – Ynet


Lynch’ Mob - Tablet



Ralph Peters






A turning point for Turkey - Jpost


The Gaza convoy takeover: An effective ‘casus bellum’? - Jpost


From friend to (almost certainly) foe - Jpost


Thank you, 1st sergeant A. - ynet


Is there another option? - Haaretz


It's time for real disengagement - Haaretz


Shalit's a prisoner of a single line of thinking – Haaretz


The collateral damage from Israel's raid - Washington Post


The Non-Violent Murder of Jews - Before It's News


Mavi Marmara and the Exodus - New York Sun


Echoes of Raid on 'Exodus' Ship in 1947 - New York Times (blog)


The Lynching of Israel: The Global Propaganda Wars Gather Force - Pajamas Media (blog)


Emily Soloff: Judaism permits self defense - Chicago Tribune (blog)


Israel's Unjustifiable, No-Win Move - The Atlantic (blog)


Turkey and Israel: a deepening chill - The Guardian


Analysis: Israeli raid puts Obama on the spot - Washington Post


Israel's Raid on the Gaza Flotilla: What is President Obama To Do To Succeed ... - Huffington Post (blog) Stephen P. Cohen


Why Israel's Attack on An Aid Flotilla Won't Be a "Tipping Point" – Newsweek


Israel, stop apologizing - Ynetnews


Strutting from Tehran to Damascus, from Beirut to Gaza - Huffington Post (blog) David Harris


Bradley Burston: The Second Gaza War: Israel Lost at Sea – HuffPost


Alan Dershowitz: Israel's Actions Were Entirely Lawful Though Probably Unwise


Robert Mackey: A Former Military Planner's View, or How Israel Lost


Leon T. Hadar: The Raid on the Gaza Flotilla: "Worse than a Crime, it's a Mistake"


James Zogby: Time to Call Out Israel's Bad Behavior


Mickey Bergman: The IDF Soldiers Were Sent on a Mission That Defies Logic


Steve Sheffey: Israel Justified in Gaza Action


David Suissa: Bibi Should Have Gone to Washington


Leading article: Hamas holds the key to aid for Gaza - Independent


Louise Arbour: Good may yet come of this tragedy for Gaza - Independent


US and the Middle East: Holed below the water line | Editorial - Guardian


Turkey and Israel: a deepening chill | Fadi Hakura – Guardian


The Gaza flotilla attack shows how far Israel has declined | David Grossman – Guardian


Israel had no choice over Gaza flotilla | Seth Freedman– Guardia


Leading article: A costly misjudgement by Israel Independent


Israel reveals its true face | Ahdaf Soueif Guardian


Max Boot: Israel's Gaza Flotilla Fiasco - WSJ.com


Review & Outlook: Israel's Gaza Choices - WSJ.com


Flotilla raid offers Israel a learning opportunity David Ignatius, WashPost


Terrorists at the helm NY Post


The war flotilla – NY Post


A Brief History of the Gaza Folly American Prospect


Foreign Policy: The Gaza Breakdown – NPR


Obama, Netanyahu and the Free Gaza flotilla - Washington Post (blog)


Jon Snow Asks: 'Is Gaza Our Fault' Er ... No. - Wall Street Journal (blog)


Israeli raid: Should Israel continue its Gaza blockade? - Christian Science Monitor (blog)


Jenin on the high seas - NPL


Thomas: A rerun of the same old script - ChiTrib




US torn between allies

Israel can't afford unforced errors

Max Boot – Israel wins battle, loses war

John Pohoretz – maybe there was no other way

Asia Times – no good deed goes unpunished

David Hornick

Tobin – America must support Israel as everyone condemns
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