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Don’t Jump Ship on Gaza! 3 Things You Can Do to Help Expand Just Foreign Policy’s Campaign to End the Blockade
While the U.S. Boat to Gaza, The Audacity of Hope, didn’t reach Gaza to break the blockade, this nonviolent protest did reach major media outlets in the United States and around the world, which put the collective punishment of the 1.6 million human beings in Gaza in the headlines for weeks.
The flotilla even won a change in Israeli policy worth celebrating—even if it was small relative to the need. The morning after the participants on The Audacity of Hope arrived in Greece, Israel authorized the long-awaited entry of construction materials into Gaza for 1,200 new homes and 18 schools.
You can help build on the momentum to end the blockade by expanding our network and sharing Just Foreign Policy’s materials that set the record straight on what the flotilla's aims were and what it accomplished.
The Gaza flotilla was frequently misrepresented by the New York Times and other media outlets as an attempt to merely ship humanitarian aid, rather than what it was: an attempt to break Israel’s illegal blockade, under which Israel routinely denies Palestinians in Gaza the right to farm, fish, and export, and access to medical care and work, and study in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
You can help counter the spin by sharing Robert’s article, “Reading Ethan Bronner in Athens: How the New York Times Got it Right—and Very Wrong—on the Gaza Flotilla”, on Facebook and Twitter by using the buttons to the right.
You can also tell your friends about it through email by following this link.
Still have questions on the Gaza Flotilla and what they accomplished? Check out our “10 Q’s and A’s on the Flotilla” and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
You can also tell your friends about it through email here.