This week …

Voice of Palestine 20th Anniversary

News Highlights:

  • Israeli airstrike on Khan Younis leaves five civilians injured; in 2 weeks, 12 Palestinians including 6 children have been killed in such attacks.
  • Mahmoud Abbas revises Palestinian election laws to eliminate district voting, in which Hamas won a large majority in the last elections.
  • Bilin village wins a court victory after years of non-violent resistance against the Israeli apartheid wall.
  • The Ramallah appointed Palestinian government closes down 103 Palestinian charities, a move the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights says is illegal and will cut off emergency aid to thousands of families.

Feature:

Voice of Palestine marked 20 years of being on the air at Coop Radio and the show’s collective had a brief discussion on what had changed in this 20 year history. They also honoured late operator Patrick Newton and talked about the recipient of the scholarship in his name at BirZeit University in Palestine. The rest of the feature was a rebroadcast of one of the show’s most memorable interviews from November 16th, 1993, with the late Professor Israel Shahak, one of the vanguard Israelis to champion Palestinian human rights.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a September 2nd, 2007 Haaretz article by the famous Israeli commentator Gideon Levy entitled Children of War, in which he condemns the Israeli army’s contempt for the lives of Palestinian children.