This week …

News Highlights:

  • Liaison talks between Palestinians and Israelis, coordinated by the U.S., continue regarding the Nov. 25th opening of the Rafah border crossing.
  • Nov. 20th – Mohammad al-Rimawi and his father forced to go daily to an Israeli military base because the Israeli security services are looking for the younger brother.
  • Ariel Sharon forms new party and triggers early Israeli elections, probably in March 2006.
  • Mahmoud Abbas tells Palestinian elections committee that Jan. 25th, 2006 legislative elections may be delayed.
  • Nov. 20th – Israeli court releases anti-nuclear activist Mordecai Vanunu on bail after arresting him at a checkpoint.


A special Eyewitness Palestine, with three on the ground reports from Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Hebron. The first report was an urgent appeal from the municipality of Beit Sahour about the new Bethlehem 300 checkpoint that will destroy the already weak Bethlehem area economy. The second was from the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions and involved eyewitness reports of new demolitions of Palestinian homes in the Jerusalem area on November 20th. The last report was highlights of an article in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, entitled Ghost Town, detailing how Palestinians are effectively being driven out of certain sectors of Hebron, Al-Khalil.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of an update from about how the villagers of Eizarya are trying to halt the construction of the apartheid wall on the village lands.

Here is an audio file of this show: