This week …

News Highlights:

  • Latest Israeli aggression in Gaza kills 17 Palestinians and injures over 45; the dead include an 11-year-old boy Hesham Al-Shour.
  • After initially clearing the Givati commander of “unethical” behaviour, Israeli military police have now arrested the officer who emptied his weapon into a 13-year-old Palestinian girl.
  • Israeli Knesset approves Ariel Sharon’s “disengagement plan” –
    Israeli peace group, Gush Shalom, says Sharon’s plan will continue the occupation and oppression.
  • U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice says foreign leaders should tell Yasser Arafat to step aside.


A live interview with Naseer Aruri, a Palestinian-American professor, who was in Vancouver for a public presentation. Naseer talked about the Ariel Sharon “disengagement plan”, which was just approved in the Israeli Knesset. He also discussed the upcoming U.S. elections and the failure of the Oslo Plan.

Focus on Zionism:

An update from the International Solidarity Movement about the olive harvest in Palestine, and the difficulties Palestinian farmers are facing due to the Israeli “permissions” system.