This week …

News Highlights:

  • Oct. 17th – Israeli Supreme Court authorizes further construction of the illegal separation wall in Jerusalem area; construction will literally go through the backyards of Palestinian homes.
  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemns operation that killed three Israelis.
  • Palestinian negotiator Saab Erekat warns against Israeli suspension of coordination meetings; Mahmoud Abbas heads to U.S. as part of five-nation tour.
  • Israeli lieutenant is accused of punishing a Palestinian religious leader because he made anti-Israel remarks; the imam was handcuffed and then dumped off 9 miles from his village and forced to walk back.
  • Settlers set fire to olive groves near Palestinian village of Salem.
  • Fateh members resign in Gaza to protest “lack of accountability” within the group.


A live interview with Paul Burrows from Winnipeg about the second annual Palestinian film festival in that city. Paul spoke about the festival, how it began and what kind of Palestinian films they are trying to present. He also detailed the attacks on the festival by Canadian Zionists, especially the B’nai Brith, but emphasized how pubic support had been positive.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of an October 18th, 2005 article in the Guardian detailing the fast-paced construction of the separation wall near Jerusalem.