Israel Consul General Explains History of Gaza Blockade

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Palestinians wait to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on March 01, 2010. (SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty)

Two days after a raid by Israeli naval commandos left nine people dead aboard a flotilla of aid ships heading towards Gaza, the global community is still on edge about the incident. Turkey, Israel's biggest ally in the Muslim world, and several other European nations have recalled their ambassadors to Israel. The United Nations and the United States have also condemned the acts leading up the tragedy. 

To better understand the history of the blockade, we’re joined now by Asaf Shariv, the Israeli Consul General to the U.S. We also speak with Philip Wilcox, the former American Consul General to Israel, about the larger implications of this confrontation.

Guests:

Asaf Shariv and Philip Wilcox

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

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