Yes, nine,count em, 9 Jews including crew are sailing to Gaza on a 33-ft catamaran to bust the blockade and show the world that not all Jews support Israeli policies toward Palestinians. It seems it took "Jewish groups worldwide" to organize this mission. OK, I would have thought that Jews would have gotten a better deal than that. Anyway, they admit to carrying only a 'symbolic' amount of aid.
This is what symbolic aid looks like. I would've called it shambolic aid.
Photo: Ron Friedman, JPost
One of the organizers, Richard Kuper of Jews for Justice for Palestinians, stated, "Jewish communities around the world are not united in support of Israel." Wow, he said it, he finally said it: his group does not support Israel. "Justice for Palestinians" in his case means just that -- it doesn't mean justice for all the participants. I got it! (Remember what we said about the word justice yesterday?)
He also said,"Israel's future peace is coming to terms quickly with the Palestinians." So, the funny/peculiar thing is: aren't Israel and the Palestinians engaged in peace talks right now? Isn't Hamas completely opposed to those talks? Aren't the peace talks the way to end the occupation? Or are these worldwide-Jews also opposed to the peace talks? To whom, then, is this mini-me flotilla addressed? This is the part I'm not getting.