Daybreak: New Ship Approaches
Plus the blockade reconsidered, and more
• The Rachel Corrie—the Irish-owned, flotilla-affiliated ship that was headed for Gaza—could reach the exclusion zone, where Israel is enforcing the blockade, by this afternoon. Prime Minister Netanyahu vows it will not reach land. [AP/NYT]
• Though Israel maintains the blockade’s necessity, it is also considering alternatives that would increase the amount of civilian goods able to reach Gaza. [NYT]
• … Which seems to be all the United States is hoping it does. [JPost]
• … Which seems to be what David Ignatius is hoping the United States does. [WP]
• Yesterday was a day of mourning for thousands of Turkish people; their government continues to talk of a lost friendship. [NYT]
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