Gaza flotilla

Taking Israel to ICC would 'exculpate' terror backers

By Sandy Rashty, November 26, 2015

Leading human rights lawyer Irwin Cotler has condemned the ongoing campaign to prosecute Israel at the International Criminal Court as a discriminatory move that undermines the principles of the tribunal.


Israel-Turkey talks flicker as flotilla fizzles

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 2, 2015

Relations between Israel and Turkey continue to be overshadowed by the memory of 2010's Mavi Marmara flotilla as the two countries try to edge toward a rapprochement.

Meanwhile this week, Israeli naval commandos once again prevented from more boats from reaching Gaza.


Authorities deny Gaza flotilla case

By Marcus Dysch, January 8, 2015

British authorities have rubbished claims that anti-Israel activists in this country could seek the arrest of IDF commandos who were involved in the Gaza flotilla incident five years ago.


No flotilla war crimes inquiry

By Marc Goldberg, November 13, 2014

The International Criminal Court has said it will not launch a war crimes investigation into the Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound ship in 2010, in which nine Turkish activists were killed.

The Turkish law firm that submitted the case said it would apply for a review of the decision.

ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that although there was a "reasonable basis" to believe that Israel commi


ICC throws out Gaza flotilla 'war crimes' case

By Shyam Kumar, November 7, 2014

The International Criminal Court will not action over Israel’s raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in which nine Turkish activists were killed in 2010.

Chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that despite having “reasonable basis” to believe war crimes had been committed, the incident would not be of “sufficient gravity” to justify further action by the ICC.


ICC may investigate Israel over flotilla

By Ben Hartman, July 11, 2013

The international Criminal Court is considering whether to open a criminal investigation into Israel’s May 2010 raid on the Turkish vessel Mavi Marmara that left nine people dead.

The ICC said that it was following up on a request for a probe from the African country of Comoros, due to the fact that one of the vessels in the flotilla bore the Indian Ocean island’s flag.


What apology? Turkey blocks Israel détente

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 18, 2013

Israel’s apology to Turkey in relation to the deaths of nine of its citizens in the Gaza flotilla incident was supposed to have paved the way to a rapprochement between the two former allies, but the Turkish government now appears to be dragging its feet.


Israel apologises to Turkey for Gaza flotilla deaths

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2013

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly apologised to his Turkish counterpart for the deaths of Turkish citizens in the Gaza flotilla incident.

Mr Netanyahu is said to have called Recep Tayyip Erdoğan shortly before US president Barack Obama left Israel on Friday afternoon.


Defending the neighbourhood bully

By Darren Cohen, November 22, 2012

In 1983, Bob Dylan, formerly Robert Allan Zimmerman, released the album Infidels. One of its outstanding tracks was the song Neighborhood Bully which many supporters of both Dylan and Israel alike saw as a brilliant justification of Israel and her right to self-defence.


Press Complaints Commission raps Guardian over Mavi Marmara claim

By Marcus Dysch, September 27, 2012

The Guardian has been forced to clarify a story about the May 2010 Gaza flotilla, which tried to breach the Israeli blockade, suggesting that anti-Israel activists on board had been unarmed.

The story, published in May, reported on the Israeli government offering £4 million in compensation to the families of Turkish activists killed on the Mavi Marmara ship, which led the flotilla.