Argument: Lifting blockade would reward antics of flotilla activists

Issue Report: Israeli blockade of Gaza


Jonah Goldberg. “Israel’s Gaza blockade: It works.” Los Angeles Times. June 8th, 2010: “this is a terrible moment to consider abandoning the blockade. Why? Because it would rightly be seen as giving the organizers and supporters of this seaborne propaganda stunt a victory. It would signal that America can be conned. It would reward Turkey’s outrageous insult to us (a NATO ally) and to Israel, a longtime friend of Turkey.”