This week …

News Highlights:

  • Summit between Israeli PM Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud
    Abbas ends in bitter disappointment, yields few results and Abbas does not
    even attend closing press conference.
  • Palestinian political prisoners went on one-day hunger strike to highlight
    their plight during the summit; they are calling for a timetable for the
    release of all 8000 detainees, as well as the immediate release of child,
    female and ill prisoners and pre-1994 detainees.
  • U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice says Israeli and Palestinian
    officials have agreed to demolish settler buildings in Gaza
    Sharon tells Rice that Israel will “protect itself” from any Palestinian
    unrest during and after “disengagement”; other Israeli officials make
    similar comments.
  • Palestinian parliament passes new election law that will allow for half of
    the newly expanded seats to be voted in as party representatives in general
    polls; new elections now expected in early 2006.


A live interview with Professor Michael Neumann from Trent University in
Ontario, about his upcoming book, The Case Against Israel, and his analysis
on current developments in Palestine and the Middle East. Professor Neumann
also talked about how he viewed the U.S. relationship with Israel and the
behaviour of Zionist groups in North America.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of a report on the Komo-TV website in Washington State about the
tour of Rachel Corrie’s parents with Khaled and Samah Nasrallah, whose home
Rachel died protecting from an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza two years ago.

Here is an audio file of this show: