Flotilla: A Dangerous Political Stunt

In the coming days, the “Canadian Boat to Gaza” is set to launch as part of a large contingent of ships known as the Gaza flotilla.

The ship’s organizers themselves have openly admitted that their aims are ultimately political and not humanitarian:

“While [Minister of Foreign Affairs] Baird is telling activists to find “legitimate and constructive” ways to help, such as by donating through the International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, [flotilla participant David] Heap said the mission is actually less about aid and more about politics.” (Edmonton Journal, May 30, 2011)

So if the mission is about politics – not humanitarianism – then what’s really going on here?

This site is designed to provide you with accurate updates, original research, and innovative data to help you understand the Canadian Boat to Gaza, the flotilla, and the situation in Gaza and Israel.

You can use this site to find out:

We will be regularly updating this site with additional research and new information as events develop – so be sure to check back in. As well, if you have any questions or suggestions, you may get in touch with us at info@cija.ca.

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