As Flotilla Massacre Reverberates Around the World, The Indypendent Looks Back

Alex Kane May 31, 2010

Americans woke up this morning to the shocking news that the Israeli Navy killed up to 19 Palestine solidarity activists on board a flotilla of ships trying to break the crippling blockade of the Gaza Strip.  The attack on the “Freedom Flotilla,” which was carrying 10,000 tons of aid to Gaza, including wheelchairs, school supplies, and construction materials that Israel has banned from entering the besieged coastal stip, also injured dozens of people.

Grassroots reaction has been swift and angry, with protesters around the world taking to the streets, including in Israel and around the occupied Palestinian territories.  Israeli ambassadors have been summoned in many countries, and governments around the world have condemned the Israeli attack.  Greece has canceled military exercises with Israel.

The Indypendent will be covering the aftermath of the flotilla massacre, with blog posts throughout the day and coverage of a planned 3 PM protest in New York City’s Times Square.

But in the meantime, check out The Indypendent’s extensive coverage of Israel-Palestine below from the past couple of years:



This Chocolate Ain’t Sweet:  As Flotilla Steams Towards Gaza, Banner Drop Demands End to Blockade by Alex Kane


With Sea Confrontation Looming, New Yorkers Say ‘Break the Blockade’ by Alex Kane


Ghost of Gaza Haunts Israel: A Review of Norman Finkelstein’s new book “This Time We Went Too Far” by Alex Kane

Occupation Isn’t Beautiful: Palestine Solidarity Activists Target Ricky’s NYC for Stocking AHAVA by Alex Kane

Palestinian Land Day Commemorated in Occupied Territories and Around the World by Alex Kane

History Repeats Itself in Occupied Palestine:  A Conversation with Diana Buttu by Alex Kane


‘Gaza Hungers for Justice’:  Hundreds Demonstrate as Friends of IDF Hold Lavish Dinner in Manhattan by Alex Kane


The Palestine Peace Charade, March 2010 Edition by Alex Kane


Israel Ballet Runs Into ‘ResisDance’ in Brooklyn by Alex Kane


Eyewitness in Gaza:  An Interview with Dr. Mads Gilbert by Alex Kane


An Interview With Dr. Norman Finkelstein by Alex Kane


Gaza, One Year Later by Alex Kane





Gaza Freedom March Coverage by Alex Kane, Judith Mahoney Pasternak, and Ellen Davidson


Blogging from East Jerusalem:  Tear Gas and Dancing by Ellen Davidson


Blogging from East Jerusalem:  Self-censoring Israeli Journalism by Ellen Davidsom


Blogging from East Jerusalem:  Doing “left” things by Ellen Davidson


New Yorkers Break Siege by Soozy Duncan


First Person:  Israeli Peace Activists Continue to Protest by Jacob Scheir


Pyramid Scheme: Egyptian Elites Bank on U.S.-Israel Alliance, Ignore Angry Populace by Laura Kasinof


Walled In by Soozy Duncan


Israel’s Killer Election by Jaisal Noor and Arun Gupta


Inside Gaza:  The Land of Ghosts by Anjali Kamat


Top Three Gaza Myths Debunked by Jaisal Noor


First Person:  Reports From Hell by the Indypendent Staff


Gaza’s Facts on the Ground by Jaisal Noor


Jewish Rebels Rally Against Zionism by Alex Kane


Embattled Communities Find Their Voice: Gaza Conflict Spurs Muslim and Arab-Americans to Overcome Post-9/11

Fears by Zahra Hankir


Artists Juxtapose a World of Dispossession by Jaisal Noor


Carrying the White Man’s Burden: Obama Pulls U.S. Out of U.N. World Conference against Racism by Jaisal Noor


Reclaiming Einstein: New Book Reveals Famed Scientist as an Opponent of Israel by Jaisal Noor


Poetic Tension:  A Review of Poets for Palestine by Jacob Scheir





“Freedom Surge:  Palestinians Break Through Gaza Wall,” by Osamah Khalil


“Gazans Resist by Surviving,” by Ramzi Kysia


“Defining an Occupation:  Voices about Apartheid in the Palestinian Territories,” by Jaisal Noor





“Roadmap to Apartheid:  Israeli ‘Peace’ Plan Points to Palestinian Prison State,” by Jeff Halper


“The Israeli Recipe For 2008: Genocide in Gaza, Ethnic Cleansing in the West Bank,” by Ilan Pappe


“Palestinian Grudge Match:  Fatah vs. Hamas,” by Chris Anderson


“Palestine Diaries,” by Matthew Cassel


“Health and Healing for a Divided City,” by Ellen Davidson


“Israeli Democracy:  Arabs Need Not Apply,” by Ellen Davidson


“Ratifying Apartheid: A Palestinian Village Withers,” by Fareed Taamallah


“The Long Road to Annapolis:  Historic Timeline of Palestine from 1917-2007,” by John Tarleton





“First Person: Leaving Israel,” by Chloe Tribich


“’It’s Like We Are Dying,’” by Kristen Ess


“The Highway to Hell,” by Arun Gupta


“Israel Kills the Gaza Strip,” by Kristen Ess


“What Israel is Fighting For,” by Tanya Reinhart


“A Brief History of Zionism,” by Arun Gupta


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