Gaza Flotilla Protest -- San Francisco -- Jewish Voice for Peace by Michael 1203.

Just two days ago, this article noted irony in the fact that “a quarter of Israel’s Navy has been mobilized to ensure the aid flotilla does not get through.” In 1947, a similar group of ships bound for Israel was raided. Three were killed, many wounded. But the occupants of the ships were Holocaust survivors, their attackers, Britain’s Royal Navy. The refugees were forced back to Germany, to the great horror of the world.

Click here for a New York Times slide show of the raid on the flotilla, attacked yesterday in international waters, and subsequent protests.

Photo courtesy of Michael 1203 (Creative Commons).