08.07.2011 06.Tammus, 5771
The pro-Palestinian 'fly-in' poses no danger to Israel
Excessive preparations for clashes risk becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.
After left-wing activists' hopes for a well-publicized clash with the Israel Defense Forces aboard the flotilla to the Gaza Strip were dashed, both sides are now working on Plan B: a fly-in.
So far, sensible Israeli conduct has prevented a violent confrontation with the flotilla activists. But the way things looked last night, the Israeli authorities' hysterical and disproportionate response to the airlift of pro-Palestinian activists may result in a different sort of clash, albeit a less violent one, at Ben-Gurion Airport….