Skip to Content

Click on a label to read posts from that part of the world.

Map of the world

Israeli mayor suggests Gaza flotilla become hotel

After the deadly May flotilla raid off the Gaza coast in Israel, the Turkish Mavi Marmara vessel has been docked and held in the city of Haifa, where it awaits an internal investigation. While Turkish authorities are demanding the return of the ship, Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav is advocating for the ship to be converted into a floating hotel. Yahav hopes it can be "an international symbol of reconciliation and hope" and notes that Haifa, about 90 miles north of the Gaza strip, has become "a symbol of coexistence and cooperation between all religions".

Meanwhile, Israel has just lifted an advisory on travel to Turkey, where 150,000 tourists were expected this summer.

What's your opinion on the flotilla hotel? Leave them in the comments below.

[Via Today's Zaman]

[Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons]

Filed under: Europe, Turkey, Ireland, Hotels and Accommodations, News, Middle East

Find Your Hotel

City name or airport
City name or airport
City name or airport
City name or airport
City name or airport
City name or airport code
If different

Search Travel Deals

Gadling Features

Most Popular


Become our Fan on Facebook!

Featured Galleries (view all)

Berlin's Abandoned Tempelhof Airport
The Junk Cars of Cleveland, New Mexico
United Airlines 787 Inaugural Flight
Ghosts of War: France
New Mexico's International Symposium Of Electronic Arts
Valley of Roses, Morocco
The Southern Road
United Dreamliner Interior
United Dreamliner Exterior

Our Writers

Don George

Features Editor

RSS Feed

View more Writers

Weird News


FOXNews Travel


Sherman's Travel

Lonely Planet

New York Times Travel