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‘WSJ’ runs Israeli flotsam and jetsam about flotilla

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Charles Levinson in the Wall Street Journal:

Some Israeli officials see a lose-lose public-relations situation. "We can’t win on this one in terms of PR," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor says. "If we let them throw egg at us, we appear stupid with egg on our face. If we try to prevent them by force, we appear as brutes."…
"This is nothing more than media provocation and has nothing to do with actually providing aid to residents of the Gaza Strip," said military spokeswoman Lt. Col. Avital Leibovitch. "They have everything they need."

A quote from a participant would have been nice.

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