This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israel troops finally withdraw from the centre of Nablus, after a 3-day military invasion that left shops and homes destroyed; Palestinians bury Anan Tibi, 42, who was shot dead for breaking the Israeli army curfew.
  • Universities and schools in Nablus were closed due to the Israeli aggression and one school was turned into an interrogation center, where children as young as 11 were taken for questioning.
  • Irish bishops question Ireland’s commercial ties with Israel, noting the systematic abuse of Palestinian human rights by Israel.
  • Hamas leader Khalid Meshal praises Russian efforts to end the siege on the Palestinians and to support the new Palestinian unity government, during a visit to Moscow.


A live interview with Ron Saba, editor of the Montreal Planet magazine, about Canadian government support for Israeli occupation, specifically the tax-deductible status for groups like the Jewish National Fund that openly discriminate against Palestinians. Ron detailed how three Palestinian villages were destroyed and one project of the Jewish National Fund, called Canada Park, was built on the ruins. A Palestinian survivor of one of those villages, Dr. Ismail Zayid, lives in Halifax and has tried for years to have the Canadian government reverse this infamy. Ron encouraged all listeners to contact the government and their MPs to call for action on this matter.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of the concluding statement from the recent report of John Dugard, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and S. African lawyer and professor. Dugard called attention to the many Israeli human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories and said this has become a test for the West.

Here is an audio file of this show: