This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says Israel must separate itself from the Palestinians and draw permanent borders, which would include holding on to all the major settlement blocs and keeping control over the Jordan Valley settlements.
  • Palestinian Muslim and Christians demonstrate in Bethlehem against the offensive cartoons of Prophet Muhammed.
  • A top Hamas official says they will abide by previous agreements with Israel, but adds no deal is eternal; meanwhile Hamas is trying to negotiate a coalition government with Fateh.
  • Palestinian died in hospital from wounds suffered during an Israeli airstrike a day earlier; seven Palestinians have been killed in 2 days by Israeli air raids.


An interview with Stephen Aberle of Jews for a Just Peace, about the forum theatre they are organizing to be presented at the World Peace Forum. Stephen talked about the concept for the play, the struggle for peace and justice in Israel/Palestine and its effects on communities in Canada. The play is being done in collaboration with Headlines Theatre who is responsible for directing a workshop for participants the first week of May. A call has gone out for volunteers, who can get more info and contact organizers at

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of an article in the Lansing State Journal by John Masterson, detailing how Israeli policies have made a viable Palestinian state impossible and how Israel is carrying out a relentless defacto war against the Palestinian people.

Here is an audio file of this show: