This week …

News Highlights:

  • Ariel Sharon says Israel will always hold on to the larger settlement blocs in the West Bank, and the issue of removing any smaller, isolated ones will only be dealt with in the final stage of negotiations.
  • Palestinian militants renew commitment to a ceasefire, until the end of this year; however, they say it also depends on Israel’s full and complete withdrawal from Gaza.
  • Three Palestinian workers from Hebron attacked by Israeli soldiers.
  • Palestinian PM Ahmed Qorei says Egypt supports a Palestinian-Egyptian Rafah crossing point, with no Israeli forces.
  • Toronto groups to hold solidarity vigil for incarcerated hunger strikers in Ontario; both are Arab refugees who are being held without charge on “security certificates”.


An interview with local journalist, Greg Felton, about anti-Arab bias in the media and the increasing anti-Arab racism in Canada in general. Greg gave examples from the Globe and Mail about how stories are slanted, and the overwhelming bias in the CanWest media was also discussed. The issue of the two Arab hunger strikers in Ontario jails being held on security certificates was covered, and the lack of any semblance of due process or even respect of simple human rights for the two was pointed out.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of an August 30th, 2005 story from the Financial Times website about the growth of the West Bank settlements and how this will hinder future peace efforts.

Here is an audio file of this show: