When Friends Fall Out

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Author(s) Thomas Friedman
Source The New York Times
Date June 1, 2010
URL http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/02/opinion/02friedman.html
Quotes-start.png "There is no question that this flotilla was a setup. Israel’s intelligence failed to fully appreciate who was on board, and Israel’s leaders certainly failed to think more creatively about how to avoid the very violent confrontation that the blockade-busters wanted. At the same time, though, the Israeli partial blockade of Hamas and Gaza has been going on for some four years now. [...] It is overwhelmingly in Israel’s interest to bring more diplomatic imagination and energy to ending this Gaza siege." Quotes-end.png

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This item takes a mixed stance on the position Israel was justified in its actions on the topic Gaza flotilla raid.