Congressmen ask Clinton to protect Americans in flotilla

6 Democrats send secretary of state letter asking her to work with Israeli gov’t “to ensure safety of US citizens on board” ‘Audacity of Hope’.

Jordana Horn
The Jerusalem Post

NEW YORK – Six Democratic members of the US House of Representatives wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week, asking her to “do everything in [her] power” to help “ensure the safety of all American citizens on board The Audacity of Hope.”

The Audacity of Hope is a US-flagged ship bearing 36 American passengers intending to participate in this week’s flotilla challenging Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza. Its passengers include Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker, former US ambassador to Ecuador Samuel Hart, and Jewish activist Hedy Epstein.

The flotilla is expected to consist of up to 15 vessels.

The six signatories are Dennis Kucinich of Ohio; William Lacy Clay of Missouri; Sam Farr, Bob Filner and Barbara Lee of California; and Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia.

Kucinich initiated the letter.

The article continues at The Jerusalem Post.

H/T Gateway Pundit:

Last year Barack Obama’s good friend Rashid Khalidi raised cash for a ship named “The Audacity of Hope” to smash through Israel’s Gaza Blockade. After months of fundraising his group finally raised enough cash for the mission. The Obama-inspired ship set out to join this year’s Gaza-bound “Freedom Flotilla 2″ earlier this year.

Dozens of American leftists are sailing in the Gaza Flotilla II. They will sail on the Obama-inspired “Audacity of Hope” ship. (UStoGaza)…

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