Israel’s inquiry into the flotilla raid, to be called the Independent Public Commission, will be led by a retired Israeli Supreme Court justice, Jacob Turkel. It will include two Israeli experts in international law and two foreign observers — [Orangeman] Lord David Trimble, a Nobel Peace laureate from Northern Ireland, and Brig. Gen. Ken Watkin, former judge advocate general of the Canadian Forces — whose inclusion is intended to add credibility to the inquiry and to secure foreign support for it. In Washington, the White House press secretary issued a statement hailing the Israeli announcement as an “important step forward.” The statement added that “the structure and terms of reference of Israel’s proposed independent public commission can meet the standard of a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation,” ... ("Israel Backs Panel to Examine Raid," Isabel Kershner, June 13, 2010, The New York Times)
[Jacob] Terkel served as [an Israeli] Supreme Court justice from 1995 until his retirement in 2005 and during those 10 years often took minority positions ... including his opposition to the conviction of Rabbi Ido Elba, who penned a halakhic ruling that supported the killing of non-Jews. The ruling appeared in a biography of Baruch Goldstein, who perpetrated the Tomb of the Patriarchs massacre in 1994. ("Just who will be looking into the Gaza flotilla matter?" Ben Hartman, June 15, 2010, Jerusalem Post
Orangeman, David Trimble marching through a Catholic neighborhood in occupied Northern Ireland in 1995
When the historical archive of David Trimble's political life is assembled, the infamous Drumcree sequence will reemerge in all its irony. It was just a decade ago and there he was sharing the moment of Orange triumphalism with Ian Paisley. Hand in hand, they jigged along before the cheering crowds, having once again forced the march down Garvaghy Road.
Behind them was a Catholic community outraged and bullied into submission by a massive security force presence. Both Trimble and Paisley had instinctively recognised that day how significant for the Orange supremacy ethos Drumcree was, and both were determined to be visibly part of it all. ("Trimble's Road to Nowhere," Tom McGurk, Sunday, May 08, 2005, The Post.IE)