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Israel Calls Challenge to Blockade of Gaza a "provocative joke"

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Here in the United States, the US Ship to Gaza campaign has raised over $250,000 toward its goal of $370,000 to have a ship filled with citizens of the United States ready for the next flotilla to challenge US and Israeli policies. The US Ship to Gaza will be named "The Audacity of Hope."

We say to Mr. David, the Israeli government and the US government, that these international citizen initiatives are not jokes and the only "provocative" issue, and it's not a joke, is the collective punishment of 1.5 million Palestinians by Israel and the international community.

Tonight as we say "Good night Irene," we want the passengers to know the we admire their courage and bravery as they sail to break the illegal, inhumane blockade of Gaza.

The citizens of the world will sail until Palestine is free!

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Ann Wright is a 29-year US Army/Army Reserves veteran, a retired United States Army colonel and retired U.S. State Department official, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She received the State Department Award for Heroism in 1997, after helping to evacuate several thousand (more...)
 
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