This week …

News Highlights:

  • Seven Palestinians, including one child, killed in Gaza during a mass rally commemorating the late Yasser Arafat; over 50 injured in the clashes between Hamas and Fateh supporters.
  • Israel says it may release more Palestinian prisoners as a goodwill gesture before the U.S. sponsored summit on Nov. 26th.
  • Israeli PM Ehud Olmert says a precondition for negotiations with the Palestinians is the recognition of Israel as an exclusive Jewish state.
  • Olmert also says it has been agreed that Israel can bypass its commitments in the “roadmap plan”, in particular removing illegal settlements.


A live interview with Abdallah Omeish, the director of the new documentary about Palestine, called Occupation 101. Abdallah was scheduled to be in Vancouver on November 16th to show his film in two locations, followed by a director-led question and answer. He explained how he was motivated to make the film after visiting Jerusalem and wanted to inform North Americans in particular about the suffering of the Palestinians under occupation and the root causes of the conflict.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a Nov. 13th, 2007 report from the Int’l. Middle East Media Centre about a Palestinian village in the Jordan Valley that had just been issued with its sixth demolition order by Israeli authorities.

Here is an audio file of this show: