This week …

News Highlights:

  • Press release issued by the anti-wall campaign in Palestine on Nov. 29th, Int’l. Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians, points out that the UN and international community remain oblivious to the disastrous effects of the apartheid wall on Palestinians.
  • Israel has opened a major crossing on the separation wall at Qalqilyah; it is part of a series of new crossing points being constructed along the route of the wall.
  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suspends primary elections for Fateh, due to reported fraud in Gaza; primaries in West Bank elected younger activists, including imprisoned leader and legislator Marwan Bargouthi.
  • Shimon Peres to declare whether or not he will join Ariel Sharon’s new party, Kadima.
  • U.S. Green Party endorses strategy of boycott and divestment to pressure Israel to guarantee Palestinian human rights.


A live interview with Jamal Mansour from Bilin in the West Bank, about the village’s struggle to halt construction of the apartheid wall on their lands. Bilin has been in the forefront of non-violent resistance to the wall, and has been joined by many international and Israeli peace activists as well. Jamal spoke about the different actions the village has undertaken, and about the brutal Israeli repression against these activities. Israel has engaged in sweeping arrest raids against people in the town and has even tortured the detainees, simply for being involved in the peaceful protests.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of a Nov. 28th, 2005 article from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz about how the Israeli High Court refused a petition to connect a Bedouin village in the Negev to the electricity grid, in order to allow a three-year-old child to receive chemotherapy at home.

Here is an audio file of this show: