January 2005 archive

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News Highlights: Israel has begun seizing East Jerusalem land owned by Palestinians under the obscure “absentee owners” law; many of the landowners, some of whom live 100 metres from the land about to be expropriated, now live on the wrong side of the apartheid wall. Israeli official says Israel seeks only interim accord with Palestinians; …

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This show includes an interview with Matthew Cassels, an American Jewish activist from Chicago, who is now volunteering in Palestine. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Jan25_2005_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB)

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This show includes an interview with Professor Marion Boulby from Trent University, who was a Canadian election observer for the Jan. 9th, 2005 Palestinian elections. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Jan18_2005_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB)

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News Highlights: Jan. 15th – Israeli tank shell kills 50-year-old Palestinian woman and her son in their home in Khan Younis. The same day, Israeli troops kill six other Palestinians in Gaza Ariel Sharon instructs his army to carry out unlimited operations in Gaza, “without restrictions”. Jan 15th – Palestinian Election Commission staff resign to …

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This show includes a live interview with Ali Abunimah from Chicago, the cofounder of Electronic Intifada about the Palestinian elections and what the results mean. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Jan11_2005_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB)

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News Highlights: Palestinian Central Election Commission confirmed the election of Mahmoud Abbas, with 62% of the vote in the Jan. 9th presidential elections, and with Mustafa Bargouthi receiving almost 20%; only 46.9% of eligible voters in the occupied territories cast a ballot. Israel says Abbas must show his “seriousness” and they have already prepared steps …

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This show includes a special Eyewitness Elections Palestine, highlighting excerpts of two statements. The first was an analysis by a Palestinian-American, Haithem El Zabri, contrasting the two main contenders in the upcoming Jan. 9th presidential elections, Mahmoud Abbas and Dr. Mustafa Bargouthi (www.alaqsaintifada.org ). The second was part of the statement released by the Popular …

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News Highlights: Israeli forces kill at least 7 Palestinians, six of them children, after firing on a Gaza family farm; most were from the same family, with the youngest victim just 11 years old. Palestinian presidential candidate Mahmoud Abbas says he will achieve unity through dialogue. Jan. 4th – Israeli chief of staff comments on …

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