This week …

News Highlights:

  • Dec. 13th – two Palestinians killed in occupied territories: one farmer shot dead by Israeli troops while working in his fields in Gaza and another Palestinian died from injuries inflicted 4 years ago by Israeli setters.
  • Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem denounces Israel’s separation wall at protest near Ramallah.
  • European Union decides to not publish report on East Jerusalem critical of Israeli settlement expansion; Israel had warned EU not to damage ties after it allowed EU monitors at Rafah crossing.
  • Palestinians export first load of crops from greenhouses bought from Israeli settlers who left Gaza; access for produce to outside world still limited and under Israeli control.


A live interview with Jaggi Singh, a Montreal peace activist, who is facing trumped-up charges following the protest against Benjamin Netanyahu at Concordia University several years ago. Jaggi explained how he was only charged after he showed strong public support for the protestors and made a trip to Palestine. Several of the charges had already been dropped and he was seeking a full dismissal of all the charges. There was also discussion about the aggressive campaign in general against supporters of Palestinian rights, especially on university campuses. (A few days after this interview, all charges against Jaggi were dismissed.)

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a Dec. 11th, 2005 Haaretz article, explaining how the “safe passage” promised to Palestinians between Gaza and the West Bank was “the history of a farce”.

Here is an audio file of this show: