With all the evil taking place on earth - including genocides in the Congo and Sudan - the world still focuses on every slight detail regarding Israel's affairs! The flotilla incident is only the most recent example. When Israel decides to build 1,600 apartments in east Jerusalem, the world can't contain their fury. But when there is a systematic killing of millions of innocent Congolese or Sudanese, the world is silent. Why? Because the world wants to focus on Jews - not good and evil. The world has been, currently is, and always will be fixated on us. We didn't ask for this role, but we find ourselves in this position nonetheless.
Although God doesn't speak to us with words, God does speak to us through events. The tough part, however, is deciphering what those events mean. While nobody knows exactly why God allows certain events to happen, I thought of something we might be able to learn from this episode (and others like it): Just as these activists went out of their way to provoke Israel in order to get a sympathetic response from the world, we can learn from this that we should never go out of our way to provoke fellow Jews just to get a sympathetic response from those with whom we agree. If we personally believe that someone possesses erroneous political or religious views, the wrongness of their positions will be revealed over the natural course of time. Using backhanded tactics to deliberately make someone else look bad reflects more on the person using them than on the object of their attacks.
In other words, if we stop provoking and hurting each other (via sinat chinam, lashon hara, and other bad character traits), God will bring about circumstances in which our enemies will stop provoking and hurting us (via flotillas, rocket attacks, and other terrorist-related plots). It's as simple and as complicated as that. In the best case scenario, we will become better people and merit God-given peace. In the worst case scenario, we may not merit God-given peace, but will still become better people.
Either way, it's worth a try.