Israeli Trade Minister on Flotilla Flack: 'It Is Painful to Hear Such Criticism'

Israeli Trade Minister on Flotilla Flack: 'It Is Painful to Hear Such Criticism'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 21, 2010

Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, 74, Israel's trade minister and a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, discusses the massive criticism of his country following the Israeli army's deadly raid of the pro-Gaza flotilla and recent setbacks in relations between Germany and Israel. more... Comment ]

Smuggled Images of Israeli Assault: Gaza Raid Photos Fuel Propaganda War

Smuggled Images of Israeli Assault: Gaza Raid Photos Fuel Propaganda War

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 16, 2010

The deadly raid on the Gaza aid flotilla triggered a propaganda war between Israel and pro-Palestinian activists. Surprisingly, it was Turkish newspaper Hürriyet that published the most spectacular photos. By Daniel Steinvorth and Christoph Schult more...


Aftermath of the Israel Flotilla Raid: German Activists File War Crimes Complaints

Aftermath of the Israel Flotilla Raid: German Activists File War Crimes Complaints

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 11, 2010

Public prosecutors in Germany are looking into a war crimes complaint filed against Israel by two members of parliament with the far-left Left Party and a human rights activist who were on board the Mavi Marmara when Israeli troops stormed it 11 days ago. By John Goetz more...

Gaza 'Peace Activists': A Closer Look at Israel's Terror Accusations

Gaza 'Peace Activists': A Closer Look at Israel's Terror Accusations

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 09, 2010

Were they peaceful activists or supporters of terrorism? Israel claims that some participants and organizers of the Gaza aid convoy attacked by the Israeli navy on May 31 had links with terrorist groups -- but they have offered no evidence. SPIEGEL ONLINE takes a closer look at the accusations. By Yassin Musharbash more...


US-Israeli Relations after the Raid: 'Obama Must Change the Subject from Gaza to Peacemaking'

US-Israeli Relations after the Raid: 'Obama Must Change the Subject from Gaza to Peacemaking'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 07, 2010

After last week's raid on the aid flotilla heading for the Gaza Strip, Israel has become increasingly isolated. And the US is walking a tightrope between Israel and the Arab world. SPIEGEL spoke with former US Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk about what President Obama must do next. more...

Eyewitness Accounts of Gaza Convoy Raid: What Really Happened on Board the Mavi Marmara

Eyewitness Accounts of Gaza Convoy Raid: What Really Happened on Board the Mavi Marmara

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 07, 2010

A war of words has been raging ever since the Israeli raid on the Gaza aid convoy, as the two sides offer conflicting accounts of what really happened. Three people who were on board the Mavi Marmara tell their version of events. By SPIEGEL staff. more... Comment ]


Rage after the Raid: Israel's Voyage into Isolation

Rage after the Raid: Israel's Voyage into Isolation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 07, 2010

After last Monday's raid on a flotilla of peace activists heading toward the Gaza Strip, Israel finds itself on the defensive. Not only has Turkey turned its back on the country, but the US too is angered by the unilateralism of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Problem with Aid: International Donations Not Always Welcome in Gaza

The Problem with Aid: International Donations Not Always Welcome in Gaza

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2010

The aid shipment that the Palestinian activists' flotilla was hoping to bring to Gaza before they were halted by Israeli commandos is now awaiting delivery. But Hamas will only let the badly needed goods into the territory under certain conditions. In the Gaza Strip, aid is not always greeted with enthusiasm. By Ulrike Putz in the Gaza Strip more...


The World from Berlin: 'Israel Feels More and More Isolated'

The World from Berlin: 'Israel Feels More and More Isolated'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2010

As another aid ship approaches Gaza, the Israeli government has defended itself against the international outcry over its bloody raid of the Turkish-owned Mavi Marmara and has resisted calls for an outside investigation. German commentators on Friday argue that Israel needs to cooperate if it wants to reverse its increasing isolation. more...

Outrage in Turkey: Gaza Raid Spells End of Turkish-Israeli Alliance

Outrage in Turkey: Gaza Raid Spells End of Turkish-Israeli Alliance

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 01, 2010

The Turkish government has condemned Israel's raid on the Gaza aid flotilla as "state terrorism" and "banditry" and many say the alliance between the two nations is history. The loss is likely to be greater for Israel than for Turkey. By Daniel Steinvorth in Istanbul more...

Germany Reacts to Monday's Raid: 'Israel Has Fallen into the Radicals' Trap'

Germany Reacts to Monday's Raid: 'Israel Has Fallen into the Radicals' Trap'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 01, 2010

Some of the Germans on board the aid ships attacked by Israel on Monday morning have now returned, but many others have yet to be released. One of those released, a Left Party parliamentarian, has called Israel "barbaric." The German press is none-too-complimentary either. more...