Carrying on from the ludicrous claim by the Israeli Defence Forces (Offence Forces) that I am a ‘terrorist operative for Hamas’, myself and a US citizen, along with the IHH humanitarian aid organisation and several Turkish nationals are named as having ‘known links to Al Qaeda, Hamas, and other terrorist organizations’ in a US Congressional Bill now being processed through the traitorous US Congress. Here is the applicable paragraph;
‘(9) In 2010, IHH organized a flotilla that included the ship Mavi Marmara carrying 40 IHH members, including Fatima Mahmadi, Ken O’Keefe, Hassan Iynasi, Hussein Urosh, Ahmad Umimon, and others with known links to Al Qaeda, Hamas, and other terrorist organizations who were armed with 100 metal rods, 200 knives, 150 military self-defense vests, 50 wooden clubs, gas masks, and a telescopic sight for a gun.’
Read the entire bill here.

It seems we are living in Orwell’s ‘1984’.

In the last year and a half alone I have been jailed and/or interrogated five times by four governments under Orwellian terrorism pretexts; once by the Israelis (in which I was beaten), once by Canadians (held for two days), once by the Americans, and twice by the British. That is just the last 18 months. So what happened 18 months ago? The Israeli massacre on the Mavi Marmara in which I was involved in disarming two of their commandoes. Israeli power brokers and Zionist agents have hated me ever since. Even more so when I referred to “Israel’s best” as “cowards”, on BBC HardTALK .

Following on, we have the British government, Israels alter-ego, doing their part in the ongoing slander campaign against me by arresting me on bogus ‘Fraud by misrepresentation’ allegations; allegations that were made by the hijackers of my Trade Not Aid mission. A mission that addresses the needs and desires of the Palestinian people to escape charitable dependancy and live a dignified life.

So the UK police have used blatantly spurious allegations as the excuse to arrest me and steal my property for the second time in six months. They have also stolen my DNA (by forcefully removing 15 strands of my hair), a gross abuse of human rights and useful ‘evidence’ to frame me in the future. Oh but they wouldn’t do that now would they?

In the last eighteen months I have had my personal property stolen and/or seized five times, once each by Israel, Canada and the US, twice by the Brits. Each time of course everything on my hard drives is copied and scrutinised with a fine tooth comb by ‘intelligence agencies’. These agencies are in fact terrorist agencies of the highest order, especially when we look at Mossad, the CIA and MI6. Imagine having all of your business and private matters in the hands of such enemies? Continuously. So right now it is the Brits’ turn, having stolen and retaining possession of my property for over two months, with an eye to keeping it until April 2012. Keep in mind this is the second time in less than six months the Brits have done this. They have two of my computers and several hard drives, plus my phone, personal documents and even my camera.

There is always a way for governments to violate the rights of the people, in this case the facilitators are Catherine Myles, Jez Cuthbert and Cath Jenkins, primary agents in the hijacking of my Trade Not Aid mission. These crooks falsely alleged that I had defrauded them by saying my mission was a “charity” when in fact it is and always has been a non-profit social enterprise. Their actions fit the classic profile of infiltrators aligned with or working directly for Special Branch, a notorious element of the UK police who make infiltration, subversion and even murder  their business.

The likelihood of Special Branch involvement is made harder to ignore given that the allegations against me hold absolutely no weight whatsoever,   never mind the fact that they are made by provable fraudsters.

Let us look to my press conference in Gaza last May, a press conference the police have been made aware of, it makes clear that my method of effecting positive social change is, once again, through TRADE… NOT AID, via “social enterprise”;

Additionally, my bank statements prove that I take no pay. So who is the “fraudster” exactly?  The police, government, mass-media and the banksters perhaps?

The fact is that my history of activism, social enterprise and ability to articulate the crimes of the powers that be is what has made me a target.   In terms of where I invest my time, the majority of it is dedicated to social enterprise.  Accordingly, I won a fellowship position with the prestigious London School for Social Entrepreneurs in 2010. I was also featured in Social Enterprise Magazine twice. Both times highlighting my Aloha Palestine trade mission for Gaza.

Featured in Social Enterprise Magazine for my Aloha Palestine Mission to conduct SafeTrade with Palestine under the auspice of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership

So the record shows my position over and over and over again, Trade, Not Aid, is what is needed in Palestine and what I have spent years to develop.  This is completely undeniable and a matter of public record.  Yet the police arrested me because they saw merit in Catherine Myles, Jez Cuthbert and Cath Jenkins claiming I said I represented a “charity”. It is the most pathetic, transparent excuse to steal my property and thwart my humanitarian work and why should any of this surprise us? It shouldn’t, because the British government is every bit as traitorous in its bend over subservience to the Apartheid state of Israel, as is the American government; traitors all.

So I have no money, again 100% verifiable, because I take no salary and do not even cover my expenses. In fact I have incurred provable debt for the work I have done. In particular with the playground I built in Gaza for the Samouni children.

Whats more, although I have the legal and moral right to take some pay for the work I do, from the money I raise no less, I have not taken any pay since early 2009 and that was a pittance which was agreed by the donor who supported the launch of Aloha Palestine. How many directors of charities, organisations or social enterprises work for free? I don’t know but I have, and the reason I do not take pay is because there is never enough money to do all that needs to be done. So I do the best I can with the limited resources I have got.

Myself with the Samouni kids in Gaza

What is even more astonishing is that I have absolute proof that Catherine Myles, Jez Cuthbert and Cath Jenkins are guilty of the fraud they accused me of. The police know this because proof has been given to them beyond what I have posted here. Despite this, the police have used the allegations of fraudsters who are 100% provably guilty of soliciting donations for a charity that did not exist, as the basis of arresting/harassing me on that very same charge.

What’s more, these same people have attempted to give cover for their theft of Trade Not Aid cash, donated items and vehicles by launching an un-Godly slander campaign in which they have said I am a thief, conman, womaniser, adulterer, that my children are illegitimate, that I am a ‘Nazi’ and a ‘white supremacist’, that I was nearly arrested in Gaza twice, that my Palestinian wife is ‘worse than me’ and that I have effectively stolen from the Samouni family in order to fatten my pockets.

This is a classic example of ‘Ritual Defamation’ as practised most effectively by the greatest liars and defamers of our time, the Zionists.

I have never referred to Aloha Palestine, the Samouni Project or Trade Not Aid as charities and I have taken no wages for my work since early 2009, and yet I have been arrested by one government for fraud, accused of or linked to terrorism by two others.

Will the UK police arrest the real fraudsters? Not a chance.  Why?  Because their objective is the same as Israel and Americas, perpetual harm for the people and nation of Palestine.  Anyone in or from these nations who seriously endeavours to effect justice in Palestine is in effect, regarded as an enemy of the state.

Back to the pitiable traitors Myles, Cuthbert and Jenkins, here they are soliciting money for the non-existent charity ‘Palestine Aid’.

Here is the Facebook promotion for 'Palestine Aid' the 'charity'
One of many solicitations for donations for the non-existent 'charity' - 'Palestine Aid'
Jez Cuthbert, one of the accusers whose testimony was used by UK police to arrest me for fraud, committing fraud himself.
The main hijacker of Trade Not Aid Catherine Myles committing fraud by soliciting donations for a charity that does not exist.

With initial cover by the UK police, Palestine Aid is what these same scoundrels attempted to turn Trade, Not Aid, into. And this attempted transformation reveals something extremely important to understand if we truly care about the people of Palestine, and that is that a trade mission like mine is hugely problematic to the Zionist/EU partnership.  Why?  Because my Trade Not Aid mission will aggressively expose the EU’s disgustingly immoral trade with the Apartheid state of Israel, trade that amounts to over 25bn Euros annually, while the people of Gaza live in abject, donor dependent poverty.

Trade disparity between the EU & Israel vs. the EU & Palestine

Make no mistake there is massive money made within the ‘Aid Industry’ as I call it. Money to be lost by Israel should it lose its grip over the captive market of Gaza that survives on the aid dependency tit that Israel controls. The EU’s role in providing cover for the collective punishment of the people of Gaza, which includes over 800,000 children, is massively important to Israel. As I have said my mission intends to highlight the EU’s criminal complicity and active support for Israeli crimes in a bold and damning way. And it is through shaming the EU that we shall open up trade for real and end the blockade of Gaza.

We as people who claim to care about Palestine have done no favours to its people by investing so, so much of our energy into aid.  We are reinforcing the aid culture that Israel wants and the EU facilitates.  Well I listened to the people in Palestine, and they never told me “we want more aid”.  They talk about justice and dignity, and that is why I created Trade Not Aid.

Given that my mission seriously threatens the status quo, I find no favour at all with the government or their police in the UK. But Catherine Myles, Jez Cuthbert and Cath Jenkins most certainly do, hell they seem to hold a ‘get out of jail free card’, and that pretty much says it all.

Fraudsters Catherine Myles, Jez Cuthbert & Cath Jenkins

But hold on, it gets even better.

Not only can we establish that those accusing me of fraud are in fact fraudsters and thieves, but the police have been informed by myself, my solicitor and others that the primary fraudster, Catherine Myles, has had at least £10,000 (but probably twice that or more) deposited in good faith to her account for the benefit of the Trade Not Aid mission, and that money is still completely unaccounted for. The UK Police have the authority to verify what we have alleged, and if they were not stooges for the powers that be they would have established beyond any doubt that Catherine Myles has zero credibility, and furthermore she is a thief who has stolen over £10,000 of donations, holding it for purposes unknown for over 6 months now… with police cover no less. So who are the fraudsters?

Say hello to the Trade Not Aid hijacking crew; Catherine Myles (aka Soraya Fitzgerald), Saeb Shaath, Sammi Coulthard (aka Saja Rana & Maitreyi Atmaja), Jez Cuthbert, Allison Hubbard (aka Vera Lynn) Ismail Patel (aka Iggle Piggle), Cath Jenkins and Yousef Khalfan.

It has become crystal clear to me that the whole reason for this travesty is to justify the police stealing my property and casting doubt on my integrity. At this point it looks like the UK police will conclude their sham investigation by returning my stolen property after six months and saying it was all a “civil matter”. At which point I have to rely on the corrupt UK “justice” system to recoup this stolen money and property. This all takes time and money and more importantly it delays the mission. Which is the whole point now isn’t it, to get me to give up or at the very least to delay it all, water it down, Zionize it and make it another bullshit band-aid on a gushing wound ‘aid mission’.

Watch this video to see what I am talking about when I refer to the ‘aid industry’ and how those running it are doing so to inflict massive harm to Palestine;

Here is the truth, the British, US and Israeli governments are one and the same, a true ‘Axis of Evil’ comprised of puppets of the powers that be. The police within these nations have proven over and over again that they are servants to these traitors and tyrants. “Just following orders” as it were, like any good Nazi would.

Catherine Myles and Saeb Shaath have played the critical roles in thwarting the Trade Not Aid mission.  Myles was the key infiltrator, subverter, Shaath was the Palestinian turncoat who gave false legitimacy to the hijacking.  He is also responsible for attempting to turn ‘Trade Not Aid’ into ‘Palestine Aid’, a non-existent charity focussed on bringing more second hand shoes and stuffed animals to Gaza.  Ultimately these people are victimising the already terribly victimised Samouni family, all the while using disgusting slander to support their treachery.  This has put innocent women in grave danger in Gaza, once again all done with the UK police providing cover.

Fraudster Catherine Myles and Turncoat Slanderer Saeb Shaath

The point of all this madness is to intimidate me, it has not worked. Listing me as a terrorist is meant to scare me. It has not worked. Stealing my property and copying every last bit of my business and personal files is meant to frustrate me and stop me from carrying on. Once again, not happening.

While these bastards in MI5-6 and/or ‘Special Branch’ are copying every single file I have ever saved, looking into every single thing I have ever done, I say to them you are shameless cowards all. Good luck to you in doing your personality profiling of me, trying to find any weakness in me, any area to exploit, good luck.

And of course, if there was even a shred of evidence that I was a fraudster, they would lock me up in a heartbeat.

And if I was Arab or Muslim? I would have been put away long ago, or outright assassinated. But I am white, making things just a little bit trickier.

And so these pathetic minions will have to make something up.  When and if I am judged by my maker, I have absolutely nothing to fear. I am not one of the traumatised, fear induced masses, I will die with honour no matter what fraud or threat is used against me.

But I want this to be clear as well, for the honourable ‘intelligence’ agents or police reading this, I extend respect to you. I know you are there and I like many am counting on you to do the right thing when your orders amount to treason against the people. To the military, same thing. You are caught up in a machine that is using you, dishonouring you, and at some point you will know this and in order to redeem yourself you must speak out and disobey your unlawful, immoral orders.

The lesson here? The lesson is that when the ultimate fraudsters and terrorists call you a fraudster, terrorist, womaniser, thief, Nazi, conman, etc., you must be doing something right. So regardless of the effort to stop me from doing what I do, the next phase of the Trade Not Aid Mission will be launched, and we will see just how much damage to this cause the Zionist slander tactics have had. Either way I will never turn my back on my Palestinian family, whether it is my wife and children who have Palestinian blood, or my extended Palestinian family who I love deeply; there will be justice in Palestine.

For now however the world remains upside down, it is up to us to turn it round and make it right. Until such time I will take the accusations, arrests and harassment as a badge of honour.

PS – On the bright side, I filmed 26 stories in Gaza that have been edited and will be published on YouTube in the next few weeks. With the initial editing done we need only finish them off to the standard I require. Thankfully this entire job was made possible because I transferred all the video files to a friend before the police stole my property. For sure however this theft has prevented me from doing some important work, and of course that is part of the plan. I do not have my most vital piece of equipment, the laptop I use for all sorts of business, most notably my videos. I have had to borrow a machine to do this as I do not have the money to replace my equipment once again.


  • January 13, 2012, 10:17 pm  

    Well what can this candidate for US HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES who actually met you and your mother do?

    • January 14, 2012, 2:08 am

      Well let people talk about NDAA and how any US citizen can be put away indefinitely. Let’s talk about how a person like me could be identified as an enemy of the state and presidential authorisation could allow for my assassination. But never mind me, this power exists and now I am simply one of any of us who can be “legally” murdered by the US or Israeli government. Let us face SOPA and what it means. Let us agree to a global day of non-compliance on May 1, 2012.

  • January 13, 2012, 10:31 pm  

    Surely to God, anyone reading this and knowing Ken as we do, there must be SOME way of giving him the help and support he needs and deserves, for all he’s done and been through. Anyone out there got a decent laptop he can have, for starters? Any one up for starting a ‘Support Ken O Keefe’ group’ can contact me via facebook. Words arent’ enough.He needs help. NOW.

  • Kathleen
    January 13, 2012, 10:43 pm  

    Hi Ken
    The United Way, an American charity, top executive gets paid about $400,000 a year.Salvation Army receives over 2 billion a year in donations and its head gets well compensated. While SA staff around the country get more modest salaries,they receive free housing in valuable real estate that the Salvation Army buys around the country. MY Dad worked for United Way locally,he made $15,000 a year until he retired at 65 in1976.
    I appreciate all you do at great risk and your own expense. I was able to do that only once when we went to Gaza in 2008.I’m still trying to pay off credit card.I paid $1000 up front from income tax refund. But the rest had to charged.I gave up 6 weeks of pay. I know you have spent months doing important work for our brothers and sisters in Palestine..

    • January 14, 2012, 11:18 am

      Thanks for these facts sister, $400,000 a year, how nice for them to do their “charitable” work.

    • FloMoZo
      January 18, 2012, 3:33 am

      Kathleen; as a child, I collected dimes and pennies, for United Way. The pocket-change was then sent to Israel. They used these monies to build forests.. upon demolished Palestinian villages.
      If only I had been told, as a child, what I was helping them to do…

      Again; disheartening.

      • Kathleen
        January 18, 2012, 8:11 pm

        That is a ridiculous claim. United Way raised funds in communities (primarily through employers)for variuos charities like :Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts,YMCA, Catholic Charities (adoption services). I met many of the Directors of these types of organisations as a child.Most were women. My Dad believed that fund raising should be a shared responsibility of the people in the Community. It was called The Community Chest when he started.He nixed any efforts by Employers to force employees to donate. He also did not like some rich person donating huge amounts in lieu of it being a community effort.He was let go twice because he resisted these 2 methods that were not what he felt was his mission as fundraiser.He really wanted people to care about all the wonderful community organisations that provided services to their community.. He worked for United Way for 32 years.I doubt he knew what the national director made.10% of his salary was taken for retirement by UW and he only got $300 a month for retirement from his work.That he was bitter about. He raised 7 kids on the $15,000 a year he made. He at least lived to be almost 93. He got 1500 a month from social security.

        • FloMoZo
          January 18, 2012, 8:27 pm

          Sorry, but, I was given their cannisters, and sent out to collect spare change. I do not think that all of what UW does or did is bad, or even that most of what they did was bad.. just what we kids were convinced to do (and we were not given any details, other than we were planting trees in Israel) was wrong.
          Yes, the SALLY? RedCross? We all know, now, of different problems in their money-handling. but, yes; I remember, very well, the UW stickers ALL of us kids were handed, by our teachers, NUNS in Catholic schools (of all things). The hand with the rainbow? It was on the canisters. On the other side? Pine-trees and Star of David. I knew the UW emblem as it was also on our front-door, for as long as I lived in my parents’ house.

          I am sure your father was a good man who cared about what he chose as his profession.. But, I now know that one of their campaigns was not the right thing to do. I am not saying your father was involved, at ALL. However, I was- more than once, without knowing what I was doing was WRONG.

  • FloMoZo
    January 13, 2012, 10:45 pm  

    WHOA, ken! No, I am NOT surprised at any of this, and i would not put it past this group of ghouls as instigators of the ideas in Cong Bill, against YOU. Take heart, though; you are the second person I call, Friend, who’s on their “list”. Wear it as a BADGE of HONOUR!
    The more I hear about Myles, Joann Westcott *is that her name?*, Iggle Piggle, etc.., the more I wonder. I donated cash to more than one Belfast-based “Pal Aid” groups. DID I donate to these horrid people? it’s very possible, since I don’t really keep track of the donations I DO make (other than those to Palestine Chronicle and Jewish Voice for Peace– besides, they send me notes, end of year, re: what donations I did make, and the others? DO NOT, which seems for good reason).
    And, so, Ken; take heart. We know what you are and who you are. Most people look at Ken O’keefe and know you are doing the best you can, which is better than most of us DO, and we appreciate said work. if I could be there, I would (Palestine), but since I have spooks following me, too (In the OPEN- in twitter, for now) and because I am on the “FBI list” (due to certain Zionazis reporting me for something I can only call, LIES), I don’t know if I can even get a passport! No matter, as I think that what I do, here, is probably best for all involved.
    Btw; I DO have a few Hamas-members (govt peeps of Gaza) on my twitter list. I follow them, and they folllow me, and we tweet one another. That’s probably why i have Dept Homeland Sec following me under acronym, NTARC.. and i have zero idea as to what that stands for. I think it was initiated merely so they could purchase new stationary with OUR American money.
    Oh, and one more thing; I do have a sew-out of TJP, but I think I will have to remove a few things (like some outer-design parts, etc..) in order to make it small enough to fit on shirts and the like. I want to KEEP the main, center, design, if that’s good with you. WILL have to photograph what I do have and send you a pic.. sometime very soon. Right now, it’s stuck in my head, which is where I do the majority of my design work.

    Take care. Don’t worry. WE are on YOUR side in this ridiculousness. I mean, really? Myles and what’s her name (JoAnn? or whatever name shes using today> NEED to be IGNORED, but US Govt can’t seem to comprehend THAT, can they?

  • Wesam Abdullah
    January 13, 2012, 11:16 pm  

    Hay Ken,
    We are really proud of what you doing. What ever those bastards did to you, don’t ever lose hope. We are-Palestinians- proud of honorable men like you who have the courage to face the Israeli government.!

  • January 13, 2012, 11:45 pm  


    SAD, VERY SAD, but I know the feeling!


  • Kathleen
    January 14, 2012, 1:17 am  

    Apparently a US Congressional House Bill does not have to state things that are true. IHH is listed as a terrorist organization in this bill. The State Dept does not list it as a terrorist organization.. IHH was the first NGO that went to Haiti to provide aid when they suffered their earthquake. The lies in this bill are defammatory and libelous
    Ken has done nothing that would warrant such horrible charges. We can write to the sponsors of this bill and complain. 2 are from New Jersey.

  • January 14, 2012, 4:29 am  

    We are with you 100%. What they do to one of us, they will do to all of us. We must stand united, it’s the only way. Those that would lie, cheat and steal to get what they want are to be pitied- or arrested, or both. Getting Trade Not Aid back on track for the people of Gaza is what we need, with Ken at the helm where he belongs. It is the start of something GREAT, which is exactly why they were out to get it. It is not over, we have barely just begun.
    Here’s the report we just published on
    US Congress: Falsely Labeling Peace Activists as ‘Terrorists’?
    TJP brother Ken.

  • January 14, 2012, 8:06 am  

    My Department has long since, well before the Jewish WWI, probably since Jewstopher Colombus the genocidal racist landed in the Americas, listed the British US Corporation of thieves, crooks and mass murderers as THE BIGGEST TERRORIST ORGANIZATION OF HISTORY AND OF ALL TIMES!

    The reason why the British US Corporation is alive today is because there are too many cold blooded traitors in our own midst – Christians, Muslims and Atheists alike.


  • elaine
    January 14, 2012, 10:50 am  

    I excerpted several parts that are curious in ways; that there are indications in the manner they are written of hastily composed puffery by a few insignificant players influencing other self-important players around them.
    14 co-sponsors, wow thatʻs a lot. And that these particular individuals would appear to be soliciting the favorable attention of Israel. Then again and in likelihood this could be originating from Israelʻs government.
    This makes Israel look terrible. It is easy to read between the lines. The way it is written is to appear as if there is substantiation. But, in fact, does the opposite whereas these Congressmen sound bumptious.
    It is interesting though that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not seen fit to jump into an agenda motivated by something, maybe, not so kosher.

    (7) Recent past history has suggested that the sole intent of the flotillas is to provoke an Israeli military response in the international waters of the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
    ~~~~Now where the hell did that tidbit come from? What recent past history? Arenʻt the flotillas a relatively new innovation?

    (8) …have known terrorist ties.
    ~~~~Should pass a bill making it a crime to indiscriminately toss around such vague and ambiguous comments that are only uttered by fearful and ill meaning people.

    (10) The explicit objective of the Gaza Flotilla organizers that set sail in 2010 was to breach Israel’s coastal security by breaking the lawful and legitimate Israeli maritime security perimeter around the Gaza Strip.
    ~~~~ Oh, for crying out loud. Who says?

    (12) According to this Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center report, these IHH activists were equipped with >>>communications equipment, flak jackets, and gas masks.
    ~~~~Oh God, could they have been journalists? And the gas masks because the Israelis have such a bad reputation?

    (13) The group operated with a clear internal hierarchy, with specific activists nominated as fighting commanders …
    ~~~~Does this mean it was determined the fighting activist became a “commander” when he realized he had to defend himself against an Israeli soldier illegally boarding the ship to attack him?

    (19) The Greek Government worked diligently to ensure the safety of even the organizers of the flotilla >>>knowing that their reckless, irresponsible, and provocative acts against a sovereign country engaged in self-defense could result in great bodily harm or even death to themselves and other individuals.<<<<<
    ~~~~Does the Greek government know these 14 clowns are telling them what they are thinking?

    Anyway, thatʻs all I have time to contribute on this tonight. It is very disturbing, mostly the fact that it is so poorly crafted and reeks of ignorance and vendetta. Clinton should not want to put her name on this.

    Sorry this is happening to you Ken. They have to play dirty. The kinds of tricks stupid people have to rely on.


  • elaine
    January 14, 2012, 10:57 am  

    I just saw the fraudstersʻ pics. Those are some spooky looking folks.

    • FloMoZo
      January 18, 2012, 3:28 am

      You did make me laugh. Intentional or not, it hit me that way.


  • January 14, 2012, 3:34 pm  

    There are Billions of people who will stand with you Ken because the majority of the Worlds people stand for Truth, Justice, Respect, honesty and have empathy to prove they seek peace. The World is upside down and it will be the people who speak truth to power, demand Justice against criminal acts, show Respect for all good people, offer honesty because they have nothing to hide, and show empathy for all life which the Zionists throughout the World do not show because they are incapable of showing empathy for their fellow mankind. The one thing that separates the good from the evil is that the evil ones do not have the capability to show, express or even think about their fellow mankind. I have shared your article far and wide and I’m very proud to stand with you and call you my brother. 8O)

  • Kathleen
    January 14, 2012, 8:36 pm  

    One of the things it said in the bill is that it said IHH took over the top deck and made all others go below just before the attack by Israelis. Iara Lee who was on the boat saved film that chronicles exactly what was going on just before attacked by Isralis. The film is available online. It shows people sleeping,talking,praying relaxing on deck. Ken was on this boat. When the Israelis started surrounding it shows people tearing pieces of the boat off thin metal sticks. This group of people had no weapons and had to use makeshift stuff around boat..even chairs to protect themselves and thin water hoses to squirt at Israelis to keep from coming aboard from below.The Israelis appeared in the early morning in the dark;unannounced.None of the passengers had guns or any real weapons. The so called knives that were found on the ship they talk about(it had about 500 passengers) were from the kitchen. I use knives in my home as I would think so do members of Congress; to cut my tomatoes.If they had these weapons why are they seen so desparately pulling ship apart on deck? My young friend Osama caught the falling journalist who was filming with camera to his camera over his eyes when he was shot between the eyes. his brain matter blew on to Osama’s chest as Osama caught him in his arms. The film shows the blood on the stairs of the ship and panic. Ken has told us of disarming 2-3 Israelis and disposing of the weapons;not using them in retaliation even though he knew many unarmed passengers had been slaughtered. The captured soldiers were taken to sick bay to tend to injuries in the scuffle. Imagine how you would feel if you were there and you saw people being shot. You could run in panic and hide ,which is a natural way to deal with heavily armed invaders or you could grab what you could and try to defend your friends,your child or your neighbor. I don’t know what I would have done. Ken stepped in and disarmed the killers without killing them even in the horrible trauma of realizing these people were armed to kill and had already started though no one on Board had guns. A young Israeli pilot, Yonatan Shapira has pointed out that no way would those helicopters have hovered over the ship if they thought for a minute that people below had guns…to shoot at the helicopter disabling it or shoot those rapelling to the deck. The pilot was here in the LA last year. He confirmed that when I met him in person when he gave a talk with Mary Hughes sponsored by Jews for Peace.He left the airforce and refused to fly over Palestinian targets.

    • FloMoZo
      January 18, 2012, 3:25 am

      Absolutely. Ken’s account of what really happened is followed by those photos and videotape, too. The only amazing part of that is the fact that Iara was able to offboard with that proof.
      The ridiculous lengths my government, as well as the other governments, have gone to; the straws they have grasped-at, in order to prove we are “bestest pals” with Israel, is disheartening. I initially laughed at the insanity of this decision by US Congress, but considering the other decisions by which Congress (thanks to AIPAC) have made to tear away all liberty and normalcy, even from Americans (never-mind what they do regarding those they call “terrorists”), I can’t laugh any longer.
      I guess I’ll have to worry, now, about my contacts and what “my” government thinks of them.. Or, i will have to stick it to ’em. I think the latter is more my speed.
      That US Congress has even dealt with this; that they’ve decided to ‘go there’, is terrible and all should be ashamed.

      • elaine
        January 20, 2012, 9:03 pm

        “That US Congress has even dealt with this; that they’ve decided to ‘go there’, is terrible and all should be ashamed.”
        Yes, this is the point and it is kind of scary in the ʻignorant wielding powerʻ aspect.
        That they should be ashamed, yes, but more appropriately that they should be deemed incompetent and removed.

  • January 15, 2012, 2:40 am  

    This totally turns my stomach. The mission of your non-profit: developing trade, not aid for Palestine is beyond admirable. Your indefinite detention and torture by the Israelis, Brits, Canadians and Americans is abhorrent. I am profoundly sorry to know that your courage and compassion has raised such deathly ire.

  • Sandraw
    January 15, 2012, 6:35 pm  

    Your flotilla was heroic. You have raised awareness about the brutality and repression by the Israelis against the Palestinians that many in the US just did not know about before. I am also sorry to hear that you have been harrassed and tortured and spied upon just because you were one of the people who were courageous enough to stand up for what is right. There should be hundreds of thousands of us protesting this kind of treatment for any person. Especially one that speaks the truth to those that would rather not hear it. Keep up your hard work, we are supporting you!

  • January 18, 2012, 8:13 am  

    You do support Hamas. How is this ludicrous?

    You also consider your own government to be traitorous and you consider the USA, UK and Israel to be “evil”.

    Your ideology is Zero-sum and your values are moral absolutes, of course you’re a danger to the people of those “evil” places.

    Also check your sources, citing a “family’s fear” isn’t a fact, but that is in line with your logic apparently.

    • January 19, 2012, 1:45 pm

      I shall honour the will of the people of Palestine and thus I support the democratically elected representatives of Palestine, period. I guess in your Orwellian existence this makes me a “terrorist” but thankfully this view is increasingly seen for what it is. If you do not believe the UK and US governments are traitors then I suggest you open your eyes. If you are happy with an Israeli lead agenda of endless wars and destruction then just be honest and say “this is what I stand for”. Myself I subscribe to humanitarian, justice minded principles and the personal and collective responsibility which makes us culpable for the actions of ourselves and our “democratically elected” governments. Compare the crimes of Hamas to that of the US and UK governments and there is no comparison, the US, UK, and Israeli governments are, without doubt, the greatest purveyors of terrorism in our time, bar none. I do not object to the word “evil” being used to describe the war crimes and crimes against humanity, even if you do. If you feel more comfortable switching “terrorist” or “criminal” for evil then do that and rest easier, I would not want to disturb your slumber.

      If you care about our world Peter, as I do, then you will shed the preconceptions and take an honest look at the world, if you do you will see that we are all guilty of allowing the world to be what it is today. At the same time, some are more guilty then others, once again the traitors to humanity in the US, UK and Israeli governments have a special place indeed in sharing that guilt.

  • January 18, 2012, 3:04 pm  

    The nazi’s called the people of the France Resistance also ‘terrorists’. Let us be proud to be a ‘terrorist’ ! 😉

    • elaine
      January 20, 2012, 9:09 pm

      Kruitvat, I read your profile and on face value I say you are also a courageous individual. Iʻm glad you have found your way to Kenʻs site.

      • January 21, 2012, 5:26 pm

        Thanks Elaine. We have some experience with orchestrated and ludicrous media campaigns to criminalize activists.

  • Holden
    January 19, 2012, 1:26 pm  

    Ken you should simply quit hiding in the UK and come back here to confront these charges. We’re with you!

    • January 19, 2012, 2:25 pm

      Excuse me! Ken is NOT ‘hiding’ from anything or anyone. He’s neither a fugitive or a coward. Haven’t you noticed? He’s fighting for a cause he believes in passionately, as we all are. Except he seems to be paying a higher price than the rest of us. Furthermore, why should he dignify ludicrous, snivelling accusations from a bunch of legal Gangsters back in the US of A’ seholes by responding to them? Do you really think it would make one iota of difference WHAT Ken had to say? If he had Jesus Christ himself as his ‘Attorney’ they’d still find him guilty. Comments like yours certainly don’t help.

      • Kathleen
        January 21, 2012, 12:50 am

        Of course he is not hiding. He visited the US after the attack on the Mavi Maramara. Ken is not considered a terrorist by the US States government nor is IHH. Just those morons who signed HR 3131. When we went to Gaza our Consulate and the State Dept told us it was not illegal. They put pressure on other countries to inhibit the trips.

  • Tom Sullivan
    January 21, 2013, 6:28 am  

    Ken O’Keefe is a hero who stands up for those who can’t stand up for themselves; if showing empathy for mankind is a crime; what has our society come to?

  • April 19, 2013, 6:50 pm  

    The Americans are idiots a,nd they will stay idiots.

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