July 2006 archive

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News Highlights: Fateh and Hamas will form a Palestinian national unity government. Israeli PM Ehud Olmert rules out any negotiations over release of an Israeli soldier held by Palestinian fighters; soldier was taken in a pre-dawn attack on an Israeli tank. Palestinian groups are calling for soldier to be exchanged for Palestinian female and under-age …

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This week includes two special guests who were live in the studio: Dr. Nurit Peled-Elhanan and Miko Peled. Nurit, an Israeli education professor, was in town for the World Peace Forum and made two presentations, one at a public meeting and the other the keynote speech to the Educators Forum. Miko, an activist in San …

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News Highlights: Fateh and Hamas will form a Palestinian national unity government. Israeli PM Ehud Olmert rules out any negotiations over release of an Israeli soldier held by Palestinian fighters; soldier was taken in a pre-dawn attack on an Israeli tank. Palestinian groups are calling for soldier to be exchanged for Palestinian female and under-age …

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News Highlights: Israel bombs Lebanon for the 7th day, killing another 29 people, and raising the death toll to more than 250 Lebanese, mostly civilians; there is also heavy destruction on ports, roads, bridges and other infrastructure. Israeli cabinet says that Israel intends to create a “buffer zone” in south Lebanon; so far, 25 Israelis …

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This week includes a live studio interview with Arik, an Israeli peace activist and refusenik, who is currently visiting Vancouver. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_July18_2006_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_July18_2006_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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This show includes a live interview from Ramallah, Palestine with Dr. Mustafa Bargouthi, president of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees UPMRC and secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_July11_2006_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_July11_2006_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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News Highlights More than 50 Palestinians, including many civilians especially children, have been killed since Israel started its wide scale offensive into Gaza. 6 Israeli human rights groups have petitioned the Israeli High Court demanding an end to Israeli measures that harm the Palestinian civilian population. Palestinian Ministry of Health calls for an investigation into …

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This show includes a live interview with Howie Hawkins, from the U.S. Green Party, who is calling for Israel to halt its attacks on Gaza. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_July04_2006_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_July04_2006_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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News Highlights: Switzerland says Israel is violating international law in its Gaza offensive, especially with collective punishment of the civilian Palestinian population. Amnesty Int’l also describes Israel’s attacks as war crimes, and calls on Israel to rebuild the infrastructure it deliberately damaged, especially the water and electricity networks. Palestinian officials say they are close to …

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