This week …

News Highlights:

  • Palestinian farmers will hold a market in Tulkarem on Sept. 20th to support the growing movement to boycott Israeli goods; Irish support groups are stepping up boycott actions, including picketing major supermarkets in Dublin and Belfast.
  • Sept. 18th – World Bank says its trust fund will finance non-salary budgets for Palestinian ministries of health, education and social affairs.
  • Sept 17th – Palestinian civil and religious leaders condemn the fire-bombing attacks against several churches in the West Bank and question the motives of the perpetrators.
  • Palestinian MP imprisoned by Israel and recently released was abused and mistreated; Mohammed Bargouthi, Minister of Labour, said his Israeli jailors also threatened to arrest his wife and father if he didn’t cooperate.


A live interview with Stefan Christoff, a social activist from Montreal, recently returned from Lebanon. Stefan witnessed and reported about the Israeli military attack on Lebanon, and had articles in the Lebanese Daily Star and the Electronic Intifada. Stefan talked with us about his trip, what he experienced and saw, and also about the official Canadian government position. The interview also covered the 24th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacres in the Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a press release from the International Solidarity Movement about the upcoming appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court to force the military to investigate the shooting of American student Brian Avery by Israeli soldiers.

Here is an audio file of this show: