December 2007 archive

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News Highlights: Roman Catholic Patriarch Michel Sabbah criticizes exclusivism and occupation in the Holy Land in his Xmas message in Bethlehem. Israel blocks Arab clergy from reaching their churches in Bethlehem and elsewhere in the West Bank, due to new travel restrictions. Israel announces plans to build even more settler housing, on the eve of …

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This show includes a live interview from Toronto with Aya Abou Taha from the Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Dec25_2007_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Dec25_2007_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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This show includes a live interview with Mazin Qumsiyeh (www.qumsiyeh.org), a Palestinian American professor, scientist and activist. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Dec18_2007_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Dec18_2007_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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News Highlights: Palestinians mourn the 11 people killed in Israeli air raids, and Arab analysts believe the raids make a mockery of the Annapolis conference. Donors pledge $7 billion for the Palestinians in Paris, although previous pledges have fallen far short of money delivered. Israeli Foreign Minister working to avoid any international criticism over its …

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News Highlights: Palestinian negotiators call for freeze on Israeli settlements after Israel issues a tender for more settlement construction in “Har Homa”. EU criticizes the Israeli settlement expansion in occupied Palestinian territory. Israeli human rights groups support the call to end the siege on Gaza, as the Israeli blockade intensifies. Seriously ill Palestinian baby boy …

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This show includes another in our series of Eyewitness Palestine – Eyewitness Gaza, detailing the horrific conditions for the Palestinian population suffering under the Israeli blockade. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Dec11_2007_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Dec11_2007_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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This show includes an extended interview with Dr. Haidar Eid from Gaza, who teaches at Al Aqsa University and is a cofounder of the One Democratic State Association. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Dec04_2007_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Dec04_2007_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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News Highlights: Israel is planning to install underground sensors to further tighten the closure on Gaza. Imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Bargouthi calls Israel’s prisoner release “a joke”, as Israel releases around 400 Palestinian detainees set to be freed soon anyway. Israeli cabinet approves Annapolis declaration, and cabinet minister claim success in keeping core issues and …

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