Eat Your Hearts Out, Would-Be Flytilla Israel Haters ....


By Jonathan Hoffman
July 7, 2011
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First this ...

http://www.thejc.com/blogs/jonathan-hoffman/eat-your-heart-out-daniel-ma...

Now this...

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4092539,00.html

Israeli security has distributed a blacklist among foreign airlines, featuring names of 300 activists who will not be allowed on Israel-bound flights. The measure comes in preparation for the pro-Palestinian fly-in, which is scheduled to take place over the upcoming weekend.

Israel told the airlines that the blacklisted individuals, most of whom come from France, are unauthorized to enter the state. The air carriers, in turn, promised to prohibit these individuals from boarding flights.

According to organizers of the fly-in, at least eight activists wishing to board a Malev Airlines flight from Paris to Budapest, and then Tel Aviv, were turned away.

One organizer, Nicholas Shashani, told Ynet that an airline official told them that she was following the Israeli Interior Ministry's orders, and showed them the list of barred individuals. Shashani claimed that they filed a complaint with police at the airport.

Shashani added that two travelers who wished to board a flight from Switzerland received e-mail messages notifying them that their trips were canceled, "as per Israel's Interior Ministry instructions."

These incidents will not deter hundreds of activists from flying from various European airports to Tel Aviv, Shashani said.

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Joe Millis

Thu, 07/07/2011 - 16:29

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The words "nut", "sledgehammer" and "crack" come to mind. Typical Netanyahu/Lieberman government stupidity. No wonder more and more Jews feel detached from Israel.


Harvey

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:01

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Only Jews like you millis . The words detached , reality, from , spring to mind


Joe Millis

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 09:29

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Just proves the point that the numpties wanted to prove, that it's easy to make Israel's far right government and its supporters abroad over-react.
Israel is losing support from world Jewry, it's only real asset because it continues to fuel the toxic settlements. Only one-named, one-staters fail to see that. And only Jews like Harvey are doing Hamas's work - how pleased they must be at that.


rushkin

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 11:47

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But also the point is not whether the activists get on the planes or whether the boats sail to Gaza the point is that there is concerted worldwide pressure for Israel to comply with international law and for the Palestinians to be given a free, contiguous territory.

This pressure is increasing every day. This is civil society making its point of view very clear.


Jonathan Hoffman

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 12:01

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Good to see the flotidiots are being given short shrift at BG airport including being ridiculed by the Israeli public


Joe Millis

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 12:42

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SpitTing is a filthy habit. So why condone it. By the way, don't tar the entire Israeli public. Those are bused in far right activists doing the spitting.


Advis3r

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 15:57

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Quickly before Shabbat I was on a Lufthansa flight in from Frankfurt over night - once again Israel shows the world it will not be made a fool of - Millis carping just shows how right we were to take all precautions against these nutcases who only wanted to get publicity. Shabbat Shalom all!


Advis3r

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 15:58

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Civil Society being duped by anti-Semitic thugs just as the German public were by the Nazis - no difference!!!!


Rich Armbach

Fri, 07/08/2011 - 15:59

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I don't think Jonathan quite gets how ridiculous Israel is making itself look

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