Israeli hypocrisy at Mavi Marmara trial

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Israel squirms and wriggles like a worm on a fishhook over the Turkish trial into the deaths of nine unarmed humanitarian aid volunteers on board a ship bound for Gaza. Tel Aviv has called the hearing in Istanbul a “show trial” with no legal foundation or meaning at all since, rather predictably, the four … [Read more...]

Erdogan: Israel is the West’s Spoiled Child

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(By James M. Wall | Sabbah Report: www.sabbah.biz) On Tuesday, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told an Arab League meeting in Cairo, Egypt, that a vote to accept a Palestinian state in the United Nations "is not a choice but an obligation." Later, on a Cairo television program, Erdogan … [Read more...]

Turkey Does the Right Thing

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By Lawrence Davidson * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz In the wake of the dubious UN investigatory report which all but exonerated Israel for its May 31, 2010 attack on the Mavi Marmara–an attack that killed 8 Turkish citizens and 1 Turkish-America–Turkey has downgraded its diplomatic relations with … [Read more...]

Sinking Ship – By John J. Mearsheimer

The attack on the Gaza relief flotilla jeopardizes Israel itself. By John J. Mearsheimer* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Israel's botched raid against the Gaza-bound humanitarian flotilla on May 31 is the latest sign that Israel is on a disastrous course that it seems incapable of reversing. The … [Read more...]

Anait Brutian: Let the Truth Be Heard!

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By Anait Brutian* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz On June 16, 2010 the International Action Center circulated a petition entitled: Defend Gaza Freedom Flotilla Survivors' Right to Speak! The petition concerned a scheduled event for Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 7:00 PM at House of the Lord Church, 415 … [Read more...]

A Voyage of Life and Death [Video]

In the early hours of Monday, May 31, the Israeli navy intercepted a flotilla of boats carrying thousands of tonnes of aid to Gaza. Nine passengers on the Mavi Marmara - the flotilla's largest boat - were killed. This much we know. In the aftermath of the event, accounts from both sides have diverged wildly. … [Read more...]

Save Israel from itself

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Obama and his fellow Americans have to decide where they stand: On the side of freedom and justice or Israel? By Aijaz Zaka Syed* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz JUST when you think Israel cannot descend any lower, it surprises you with ever-new depths of depravity. If anyone ever needed any more … [Read more...]

The Gaza Siege: A Fact Sheet

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What exactly is the blockade of Gaza? By Yousef Munayyer* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz In recent days, coverage of the attack on the aid flotilla headed to the Gaza Strip has focused on the lack of availability of certain humanitarian goods. This fact sheet is a reference tool based on … [Read more...]

Israel’s International Piracy

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By Dr. Elias Akleh* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz As expected by many, the serial terrorist Israeli army attacked this morning, May 31st 2010, the "Freedom Flotilla" ships with gas bombs and live fire, murdering at least 19 humanitarian international activists, 16 of them Turks including one MP, and … [Read more...]

American Humanitarian Hypocrisy; Armenian Genocide

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By Dr. Elias Akleh* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz The hypocrisy of the American legislators has never stopped to amaze me. On Thursday March 4th The House Foreign Affairs Committee had approved, by 23 to 22 votes, a non-binding resolution to condemn WWI-era massacre of Armenians on the hands of the … [Read more...]

Big Brother Erdogan

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By Sami Moubayed* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz After the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in Ankara, many in the West referred to a new Turkish foreign policy called "neo-Ottomanism", suggesting a revival of the intellectual, political and social influence of the Ottoman Empire, … [Read more...]

It’s Not a New Turkey, It’s The Right Time

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By Ramzy Baroud* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Uri Avnery's assessment of the recent Israeli-Turkish diplomatic and political row – that "the relationship between Turkey and Israel will probably return to normal, if not to its former degree of warmth" – seems sensible and daring. In my view, however, it … [Read more...]