Last year Barack Obama’s good friend Rashid Khalidi raised cash for a ship named “The Audacity of Hope” to smash through the Gaza Blockade. After months of fundraising the group finally raised enough cash and the Obama-inspired ship set out to joint this year’s Gaza-bound “Freedom Flotilla 2.”
The “Audacity of Hope” will join other Islamists and Leftists in the Gaza Flotilla II.
But the radicals won’t be alone…
The New York Times, CNN and CBS announced this week that they will join the Gaza Flotilla in July.
Journalists from a variety of news outlets – including the New York Times and full camera crews from CNN, CBS – will be covering the anti-Israel flotilla from aboard one of the ships, according to The Nation correspondent Joseph Dana (who will also report from the flotilla).
While it’s hard to blame reporters for seeking out a colorful story, they should realize by joining the activists on the boat they are actually making themselves a part of the story. They will be with the flotilla when it attempts to violate international law by trying to break Israel’s legally-established naval blockade. And they could potentially interfere with the Israeli military’s ability to do its job if IDF soldiers are forced to board the ships.
The one upside of this development is at least now flotilla activists will have a more difficult time attacking IDF soldiers with knives once the network news cameras are rolling.
Maybe they’ll all be on The Audacity of Hope ship?
That would be perfect.