'Jewish flotilla' captain returns home, nobody cares


By Miriam Shaviv
September 29, 2010
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Oh, dear. Supporters of the so-called Jewish flotilla sent out tweets today encouraging people to welcome home Glyn Secker, its captain, as he flew into Heathrow. And in the event? Only eight people, including the usual suspects, cared enough to turn up. As for the sign encouraging Jews to boycott Israeli goods - let's just note that Secker was flying home El Al (possibly not by choice).

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Jonathan Hoffman

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 14:51

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The IDF should have handed them over to Hamas


telegramsam

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 14:57

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Why Jonathan? So that Hamas could fulfil your fantasies?


happygoldfish

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 15:34

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jonathan, that's the second time you've said that

it didn't make any sense the first time, and this time is no different

(btw, who is "them" … only one person was mentioned )

what on earth do you mean by it?

Jonathan Hoffman

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 15:48

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The entire crew (of 9!!)

Let them have a taste of the murderous theocratic regime they support


newsmax

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 15:57

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Don't gloat, it's unbecoming.

So what if 'only' 8 turned up? I am sure that there are plenty of people around the world who supported their mission.

Good for them. It helped raize awareness of israel's crimes.


araminta1

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 15:59

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Illustrates perfectly why this deluded fringe outfit(JfJfP)embarrasses even itself.
Israel's swift repatriation of the self-publicist Glyn Secker, proves, once again, who has the moral authority.
I wonder if JfJfP donors feel they got value for money with this pointless exercise? Oh wait, this lot paid £7000 to take out a full page ad in The Times during Operation Cast Lead castigating the IDF for protecting Israelis from thousands of missiles fired from Gaza....

When 1 in 3 children living in Israel, Jew, Arab or foreign resident live below the poverty line?

How can JfJfP think they are supporting anybody's human rights with this degenerate waste of money? They should hang their heads in shame.


telegramsam

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 16:04

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Eight or Nine? Well that's certainly more than appear at Jonathan's bi-weekly demo with the EDL/BNP.


telegramsam

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 16:05

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I think Jonathan has revealed that it is indeed his wish that Hamas fulfils his sick fantasies. So much for kol yisrael arevim.


zair (not verified)

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 16:48

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Reports are coming out that the brave IOF (I know amber I'm doing it to wind you up) used tasers on the passengers.


zair (not verified)

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 16:50

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Miriam you sound disappointed, I guess you would have preferred a few of them to come back in boxes.


Jon_i_Cohen

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 16:50

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IOF ?
Does he mean IDF?

Tasers - oh dear, hardly life threatening are they?


telegramsam

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 17:00

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Yes, Tasers are life-threatening, especially to the elderly activists on the yacht, bravely boarded by the elite commandos of Shayetet 13. That's why the British government has just cancelled its contract with a Taser supplier.


telegramsam

Wed, 09/29/2010 - 17:01

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Zair I think you're right. Some people care deeply about the lives of Jews, except of those with whom they disagree.


amber

Thu, 09/30/2010 - 22:45

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Jon, he says IOF to mean Israel Occupation Forces. It is a deliberate insult to evryone who has given their lives in IDF uniform defending fellow Jews.

Zair, you're an antisemitic scumbag.


yankeeuxb (not verified)

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 15:51

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These protestors have done a very brave thing and should be commended (especially considereing that last time 9 Turkish activists were shot dead by the IOF)

Protests like this are bigger than their sum. 9 people set out in a small boat, but the news is international. Once again people are given the opportunity - via the actions of a brave few - to reflect on the seige of Gaza by the IOF.


yankeeuxb (not verified)

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 15:54

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There may have been only a handfull of supporters to welcome home these honourable people but there are many thousands more, possibly millions, who were there is spirit.

It's also worth remembering that had it been an israeli IOF General or an Israeli politician landing at Heathrow it would not have been a group of supporters waiting to greet him / her but a platoon of Her Majesty's finest plod. With an arrest warrant.


amber

Fri, 10/01/2010 - 16:01

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yankeeuxb also uses the the term IOF, thus insulting every Jew who has dies defending Israel during the last 62 years.

You are an antisemitic moron yankeeuxb. I laughed when I saw no-one turned up fro these non-entities.


Jonathan Hoffman

Sat, 10/02/2010 - 22:12

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http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2010/09/hamas-not-thrilled-with-jewish-...

This is hilarious! Hamas virtually told them to s*d off!


deborah.fink

Mon, 10/04/2010 - 02:35

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Not many people turned up because not many people got the email in time, while others had other commitments that day, like work! We did not know what flight Glyn would be on until the last minute. I got an email about 2am when most people were in bed and I happened to be free that day! Not everyone would have got it in time to leave for Heathrow. It took me nearly 2 hours to get there.

This is a typical, nasty JC take on this. The passengers have been overwhelmed with support from around the world.

Yes, Yonathan was tazored, in the heart! This could have killed him and is tantamount to attempted murder. So this is how the most moral army in the world treats unarmed, non violent, Israelis who dare to stand up to injustice. But had they been Palestinian or Muslim, they would have probably been intentionally killed.

I see that Amber is again using the anti-Semitism tag when for all she knows, the poster might even be Jewish! She talks about insulting the IOF (even though that is what they are - they are not defending Israel, but illegal Settlements), yet she does not care how these 9 Jews were treated...but then I guess, Jews who don't toe the pro-Israeli government line, don't count..Well, quite frankly, I call this anti-semitic.


deborah.fink

Mon, 10/04/2010 - 03:21

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I meant to add that the JC online report goes with the I'D'F lies that they boarded the boat peacefully. Far from it! Read the JfJfP website to find out otherwise. How typical of the JC to go with the official propaganda line rather than try and find out the truth. And how typical that the JC has not even bothered to interview anyone involved.


Jonathan Hoffman

Mon, 10/04/2010 - 06:30

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Deborah

Please post the accounts of the Irene trip here.

How much did it cost?

Thank you.


Jonathan Hoffman

Mon, 10/04/2010 - 06:32

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And who financed it?

This is a matter of public interest and we have a right to know.

Thank you.


DeborahMaccoby

Mon, 10/04/2010 - 12:13

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Jonathan, have a look at the last sentence in this Guardian piece.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/26/jewish-activists-gaza-israel...

It quotes Richard Kuper saying:"The boat was financed entirely by supporters' donations".

Re Hamas: if they had been all in favour of the boat, you would have been saying JfJfP are apologists for Hamas....the boat sailed in support of the people of Gaza, not Hamas, and for the political aim of breaking the blockade on the people of Gaza.

I am sorry to hear about your mother's death. I know how devastating it is to lose a parent.

best wishes,

Deborah


zair (not verified)

Mon, 10/04/2010 - 12:39

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'It is a deliberate insult to evryone who has given their lives in IDF uniform defending fellow Jews.'

No amber, you nutjob, it is a deliberate insult to the system which enforces an occupation which has lasted 43 years. So in this context amber it is spot on.


mattpryor

Mon, 10/04/2010 - 12:45

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Breaking Israel's military blockade of the Gaza Strip, and undermining Israel and Egypt's attempts to contain Hamas, is very much in Hamas's interests. Since it is Hamas that (mis)rules the Gaza Strip and is responsible for 100% of the problems going on there I'd say that assisting them is very much NOT in the interests of the ordinary people they are oppressing.

You also reinforce the lie that the problems in the Gaza Strip are Israel's fault - they're not. They're Hamas's.


Jon_i_Cohen

Mon, 10/04/2010 - 13:26

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deborah fink says:-

"The passengers have been overwhelmed with support from around the world".

Well, if that is "Overwhelmed" with 9 people, I wonder what she would interperet UNDERwhelmed as!!


mattpryor

Mon, 10/04/2010 - 13:51

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Israel is at war with Hamas.

I really don't understand people that take Hamas's side in this. They don't even have ignorance as an excuse.

Really, really baffling.

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