This week …

News Highlights:

  • Dec. 19th – Israeli troops open fire on two teenage Palestinian girls, murdering one; meanwhile Palestinian groups continue clashes as their leaders call for restraint.
  • Clashes had escalated after Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas called for early presidential and legislative elections.
  • Dec. 19th – Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli PM Ehud Olmert to meet soon, after Olmert makes a surprise visit to Jordan.
  • Human rights groups, especially UN agencies, reject new Israeli ban on travel in the West Bank.
  • Apartheid wall construction in East Jerusalem’s Al Ram neighbourhood threatens to close 22 Palestinian schools.


A live interview with Prof. David Noble of York University who has initiated a $25 million dollar lawsuit against the University and pro-Israeli lobby groups for defamation and slander. Prof. Noble explained how after he researched and exposed the enormous influence of the Zionist groups on campus, he was attacked and accused of being “anti-semitic”, even though he himself is Jewish. In fact, the actions against him simply validated everything he was saying. There was also discussion of actions on other Canadian campuses by pro-Israeli lobbyists and ideas on what people can do to protect academic freedom of expression.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of a Dec. 18th, 2006 story from the International Solidarity Movement about checkpoint humiliation of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers that volunteers had witnessed.

Here is an audio file of this show: