Israeli commandos raided a humanitarian flotilla off the coast of the Gaza Strip yesterday. Nine people died in the ensuing battle, setting off a wave of international condemnations in Europe and the Middle East. We explore the diplomatic consequences for Israel and the United States.


  • Robert Malley Middle East and North Africa Program Director, International Crisis Group; Former Special Advisor to President Clinton for Arab-Israeli Affairs (1998-2000)
  • Linda Fasulo Contributor to NPR; author of the book "An Insider's Guide to the UN"

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