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Lana Hijazil (right) from Gaza and now a student at Syracuse University gave an update on conditions in Gaza and Ann Wright spoke on Gaza' Ark.
Ann Wright and Chris Jones attended the Nobel Women's Initiative meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, last May. There they got a ratification of her ongoing support for Gaza's Ark from Nobel Laureate Mairead Maguire.
May 20, 2013
Ann Wright gave a presentation on Gaza's Ark in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Gerry and Sinead MacLochlainn and Phil McCollough of the Irish Boat to Gaza helped organize the event.
Irish Friends of Palestine send delegations to Gaza several times a year.
Ann Wright is a retired Army Reserve colonel and a 29-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves. She was also a diplomat in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and Mongolia. She resigned from the Department of State on March 19, 2003, in opposition to the Iraq war. She is the co-author of “Dissent: Voices of Conscience” (http://www.voicesofconscience.com).
An Israeli Apology Means Little to the Families of the Nine Passengers Murdered on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
The Families of the Nine Passengers Murdered on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla Demand That the Israeli Blockade of Gaza Be Lifted
By Ann Wright
Representatives of IHH, the international humanitarian organization that organized the passengers on the Mavi Marmara in the 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla, have told the author that families of the nine murdered by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) commandos on May 31, 2010, consider the “apology” of the Israeli government to the Turkish government as meaning very little until the Israeli government lifts the blockade on Gaza.
More Palestinians Killed by Drones Alone in eight DAYS than Israelis Killed by rockets in eight YEARS
By Ann Wright (
Two-thirds of Palestinians killed by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) drones in the November, 2012 attack on Gaza were civilians.
By Ann Wright
December 8, 2012
Ann WrightThe Israeli characterization of themselves as "victims" is refuted by their violent, inhuman and unjust treatment of the Palestinians whom they refer to as the "aggressors." Indeed, the Israeli government is the true aggressor and the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank are the victims.
By Ann Wright (about the author)
After two years of continuous demands to the Israeli government and pressure on the Greek government for assistance, in mid-June, 2012, Greek activists succeeded in getting released from Israel two ships that had sailed in the 2010 Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
The passenger ship “Sfendoni” and the cargo ship “Eleftheri Mesogeios,” or “Sofia” had to
be towed out of the Haifa, Israel harbor due to damage caused by Israeli commandos and intelligence agents when they attacked the ships on May 31, 2010. The “Sofia” was towed to Turkey and the “Sfendoni” was towed to the Greek port of Piraeus arriving on June 20, 2012. See here.Israeli commandos attacked all six ships in the flotilla and murdered nine persons on the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara and wounded 50 more passengers. Activists on each of the six ships were beaten up, tased, put in Israeli prison and eventually deported from Israel.