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A view from Israel: flytilla pro-Palestinian activists should have been let inside Israel

Op-ed: Would it have been so terrible to let global activists enter Israel en route to Bethlehem?

If we learned one bitter lesson from the Marmara affair, it’s the following: The media resonance of any humanitarian activity on behalf of Gaza/Palestine/territories is directly proportional to the level of Israeli objection to the move.

If we undertake immense efforts to prevent such activities, they will be making history even before they started. Yet if we handle such cases with “kind indifference,” they will make a very small impression.

Yakir Elkariv, YNET

Published: 04.15.12

The global fly-in made huge headlines over the weekend. However, I failed to understand where exactly the threat to the State of Israel’s sovereignty hid this time.

Let’s assume that hundreds of people characterizing themselves as pro-Palestinian peace activists would have arrived at Be


Added: Apr-15-2012 Occurred On: Apr-15-2012
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: View, Israel, Flytilla, Activists
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