The name given to the boat? Audacity of Hope.
Via the Washington Post:
Rashid Khalidi, a friend of President Obama's active in Palestinian causes, has signed an appeal for funds to send to Gaza an aid ship that would be named after the president's best-selling book, "The Audacity of Hope."To refresh your memories on the incident before the 2008 election involving the L.A. Times suppressing the Obama / Khalidi video, click HERE.
A group calling itself U.S. Boat to Gaza is seeking $370,000 in the next month to send the ship in an effort to thwart the Israeli blockade on the Palestinian enclave controlled by the militant group Hamas.
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h/t to Jawa Report