by Mark Halawa
Having lived in the
The Idea: A fleet of boats carrying activists, reporters, religious and political leaders, and aid to
How To: Create as much negative publicity toward
Since all previous attempts at sending similar fleets to
As the activists had intended, the largest outcome from this whole PR stunt was the further smearing of
It may be interesting to note that while
While the Gaza-bound flotillas have since been docked in the Israeli port of Ashdod, and the aid on board (but not the weapons) is being transferred to those Gazans in need, the humanitarian aspect of the flotilla's cause was clearly secondary to the goal of demonizing the Jewish state.
Whatever the fate of this "peace flotilla," the Arab street would jubilantly call it a success either way, and
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