For a country that likes to claim it is a ‘beacon of democracy’ in the Middle East, Israel is heavily reliant on its repressive apparatuses to close down debate, hijack discourse and spread lies. Make no mistake, propaganda is an effective weapon. This Ha’aretz article makes for interesting reading.
Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, kept repeating how the intent of the aid flotilla was ‘violence’. According to him, the workers had ties to ‘radical Islamist groups’. But I would ask, “where the hell is your evidence”? It seems anyone wanting to provide aid to Gaza is a ‘terrorist’ in the mind of the Israeli state. Our favourite liar, Mark Regev was characteristic, painting the entire mission as some sort of hapless attack on Israel.
Yeah, Mark, lucky your boys had access to better weapons – eh?