Israel's vivid act of piracy may yet turn the tide of global opinion
Date Written: 2010-06-04
Year Published: 2010
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX11909
In the summer of 1947 a steamer named the Exodus set out from France to run the British blockade of Palestine. The British authorities boarded and seized the ship, and killed three passengers who tried to fight the British attackers. The British succeeded in preventing the ship from landing, but the event helped to turn world public opinion against the British. Israel's attack on the Gaza aid convoy may prove to have the same result.