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  • Filed in: War on Terror   |   by David French   |   2:55 PM Jun. 29, 2011

    The Gaza Flotilla and Lawfare

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    Yesterday, while driving near Denver, I caught a lengthy NPR report on the latest Gaza Flotilla. This year’s (potentially deadly) episode of protest theater stars not only Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin but also noted author Alice Walker. Walker is sailing because — and I am not making this up – she loves “children,” “water,” “trees,” and “parents who are happy.” I love those things as well, but for some reason I don’t fee... Continue Reading


  • Filed in: Israel   |   by Jordan Sekulow   |   12:00 AM Jun. 7, 2010

    Obama Abandons Israel

    Note: This opinion editorial for the D.C. Foreign Policy Examiner was co-written by is written by Sam Nunberg ACLJ Deputy Director of Government Relations along with Jordan Sekulow, ACLJ Director of Policy and International Operations at the American Center for Law and Justice. "The [Gaza] flotilla commander said yesterday; 'We will not allow the Zionists to get near us and we use resistance against them . . . They are people who seek Martyrdom for Allah, as much as they want to reach Gaza, but the first [Martyrdom] is more desirable." This statement was made only a day before the now infamous 'Gaza Flotilla' incident by Dr. Abd Al-Fatah Shayyeq Naaman, a visiting lectuter in Sharia law at a university in Yemen who is no residing in Gaza. The six ships were organized by the Free Gaza Movement, a coalition of leftist organizations with indisputable ties to the terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, and by the Turkish Islamist group, the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), an ... Continue Reading


  • Filed in: Israel   |   by Jay Sekulow   |   12:00 AM Jun. 3, 2010

    Israel's Legal Right to Defend Itself

    Israel continues to face criticism from around the globe - unfair criticism aimed at a nation that was defending itself with a legal naval blockade to protect its people. Israel's detractors both here in the United States and abroad have been quick to accuse Israel of violating international law in its handling of the Gaza Flotilla. In fact, Israel has taken pains to ensure that the actions of its military at sea are on solid ground. We've produced a legal memo rebutting many of the false allegations leveled against Israel. You can read that memo here. Israel had every right to intercept the flotilla, regardless of the flotilla's purpose. Israel has imposed a naval blockade on the Gaza Strip and has complied with all the internationally accepted procedures so far. Naval blockades are a well established practice in armed conflicts and are expressly recognized in international covenants, including the UN Charter. Not only is Israel entitled to blockade the Gaza Strip due the existen... Continue Reading


  • Filed in: Israel   |   by Jay Sekulow   |   12:00 AM Jun. 1, 2010

    Stand With Israel

    It's happened again. In an attempt to defend itself, the nation of Israel is in the crosshairs - facing criticism and condemnation over efforts to protect its homeland and its people. When Israel tried to inspect ships to look for weapons bound for Gaza - weapons to be used against Israel - Israeli soldiers came under attack - clubbed, beaten and stabbed by so-called 'activists.' Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel had no choice but to respond with force - acting in self defense. And now there are reports that the organizers of this flotilla of ships has ties to a larger group that has been known to finance terrorism - an organization headed-up by a Sheikh known for encouraging suicide attacks against Israeli civilians. Further, the head of this organization reportedly provides funds to financially back Hamas. Now there's a growing global drumbeat - from the United Nations - to condemn Israel - to criticize a nation under assault - a nation facing constant threats and li... Continue Reading