by Adam Chandler of J Post.com
The Audacity of Hope from America is getting ready to sail
An initiative is under way to add an American ship to the effort to break the IDF blockade of Gaza.The vessel, to be named The Audacity of Hope after US President Barack Obama’s best-selling book, is being organized by an American group called “US Boat to Gaza.” It is expected to sail in the fall.The links to Obama do not end there. Prof. Rashid Khalidi, director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a friend from Obama’s time in Chicago, is among the supporters of an appeal launched by the group last week.
This news was also shown on Fox News today. I wonder if it made other news stations. People are always pooh-poohing Fox News, but then I never see news about Israel on other stations unless a huge crisis is happening. Thank goodness for websites that confirm what I see on Fox News.
I think this is the height of chutzpa. Khalidi is a Palestinian and friend of Obama. I wonder what will happen now if Israel has to intervene once again and board this ship.