This week …

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 international involvement out of the process.
  • Israeli PM Olmert says he is not bound by the Annapolis deadlines.

Special Feature:

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. Dr. Eid updated listeners on the current conditions in Gaza and the effects of the crippling siege, especially on medical services. He also talked about how Palestinians want a just peace, and how his group feels the only solution left is a single secular democratic state where everyone has equal rights.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a Nov. 29th, 2007 dispatch from the IMEMC news service about Israeli harassment of a small Palestinian village, Bardalah, in the Jordan Valley.

Here is an audio file of this show: