Posts Tagged: flotilla

The blockade of Gaza has not achieved its goal of removing Hamas from power or moderating its positions. The power of Hamas has only become more entrenched.

The Talented Tenth

When will we wean ourselves of the delusion that a talented tenth -- be they entrepreneurs or technocrats or pundits -- will deliver us from poverty and the other ills of the world?

Blaming Turkey

There's plenty to criticize in Turkey's conduct. But is it really an evil puppet master?
Israel's attack on the unarmed flotilla last weekend could be a "Kent State moment." When white middle-class students were gunned down on a college campus, it woke up a whole new segment of American society to police killings of minority students. Similarly, while the Israeli military has been killing Arab civilians for years, now that they have attacked European and American peace activists it has created a whole new dynamic.
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