Israel Faces Flotilla Raid Fallout

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Israel is issuing no apologies for the botched assault on the flotilla of ships trying to break its blockade of Gaza. The US is walking a familiar line between Israel's need for security and the Palestinians' need for both humanitarian aid and reconstruction materials. Washington is also trying to pacify Turkey, a crucial Middle East ally, which wants Israel punished for the deaths of Turkish citizens on one of the vessels. As Israel releases hundreds of prisoners seized at sea, we hear about conditions in Gaza and debate the legality of the blockade.




Warren Olney