NY Times resorts to historical revisionism to smear Israel

Remember the violent confrontation aboard the Turkish ship, the Mavi Marvara, that tried to run Israel's blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza? The New York Times revives the incident in an article in its June 5 edition, informing readers that Turkey has indicted four former Israeli military commanders and set their trial to start Oct. 6. ("Turkey Presses On Over Israeli Raid" page A5." The article, however, quickly veers into historical revisionism in its depiction of what actually happened aboard the Mavi Marvara on May 31, 2010. Here's the Times' version of events:  "The ship was part of a flotilla headed for Gaza in defiance of the naval blockade that Israel imposed on the territory.  Israeli commandos boarded the ship and nine activists were killed. "..... Israel has refused to formally apologize, saying its commandos acted in self-defense." According to the Times, the Israeli commandos boarded the Mavi Marvara and killed "nine activists."  Why and how it came that...(Read Full Post)

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