This week …

News Highlights:

  • Defence for Children Int’l. says there has been an increase in the number of Palestinian children detained by Israel; there are currently at least 450 child detainees, including three girls.
  • Israel escalates policy of denying visa extensions to Palestinian family members.
  • Palestinian PM says efforts to form unity government must continue.
  • Dec. 4th – former Israeli chief of staff Moshe Yaalon spared arrest in N. Zealand, despite district judge issuing arrest warrants for suspicion of grave breach of Geneva Convention.


A special Eyewitness Palestine, with two on the ground reports about the daily suffering of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. The first story, from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, talked about the restrictions on freedom of movement for the villagers of Azzun Atma, trapped between the Israeli separation wall and the “Green Line”. The second report from the Int’l. Solidarity Movement detailed the suffering caused by Israeli checkpoints near Nablus, and how new measures are permanently isolating the village of Asira Ash-Shamalia.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a Dec. 5th, 2006 article in the Washington Times detailing Israel’s attempts to improve its international image, using PR firms in the U.S. A recent study by a British researcher put Israel last amongst 36 countries in a marketing poll.

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