Free Gaza is but one tactic of a larger strategy, to transform this conflict from one between Israel and the Palestinians, or Israel and the Arab world...to one between the rest of the world and Israel...
Adam Shapiro, quoted by Melanie Phillips, The Flotilla and The Third Intifada
The above quote, of Adam Shapiro--a co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement as well as a board member of the Free Gaza Movement which is behind the "freedom" flotilla, comes from a meeting last November at Rutgers university in New Jersey to raise money to fund an American flotilla boat. It is from a speech Shapiro gave, a video of which Melanie Phillips obtained.
I suppose we should thank Shapiro for his bluntness and honesty, seeing as other members of the flotilla continue to pretend to see themselves as a humanitarian group who want nothing more than to bring aid and relief to Gazan--who regularly receive literally tons of.aid from Israel on a regular basis that dwarfs what the flotilla claims to be doing.
This is in addition to the fact that access to Gaza is readily available by land from Egypt.
Instead, Shapiro does not see the flotilla as a project to help Gazans. Instead its goal is to create a global conflict against Israel.
As if the conflict that Jews have faced around the world for centuries is not enough.
This is the context of the flotilla.
This is its agenda.
This is the point.
And this is what the supporters of the flotilla must be made to answer for.
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