- Gaza’s only power plant has completely shut down after Israel’s four day closure of the border through which fuel crosses and the freezing of fuel payments by the EU.
- The effects of lack of electricity, especially in the heat of summer, are devastating for the health sector.
- 11 primary health clinics in Bedouin villages in the Negev are refused connection to the main Israeli power grid and must operate on generators.
- Two Palestinian boys, aged 9 and 12, killed by an Israeli missile in northern Gaza.
- Ismail Haniyeh urges Mahmoud Abbas to hold elections for the Palestine National Council, the highest body in the PLO.
- Israel Lands Administration is working with an extremist settler group to confiscate more Palestinian land in East Jerusalem.
- British government refuses visas to Palestinian youth soccer team invited for 3-week tour.
Noah Lepawsky joined us in the studio to talk about his new play, being premiered Aug. 22nd-26th in Vancouver. Noah has a history in acting and theatre and also spent 7 weeks in the summer of 2005 working in Palestine with the International Solidarity Movement. His solo performance, I Met a Man in Jenin, was two years in development and chronicles his experiences as a Jewish-Canadian volunteering with Palestinians in the West Bank.
Focus on Zionism:
Highlights of an Aug. 17th, 2007 report by a Palestinian doctor about the impact of the separation wall on Palestinian villagers in Jayyous and Qalqilya.
Here is an audio file of this show: