This week …

News Highlights:

  • Palestinian NGOs report that 51 Palestinians have been killed to date in February, including 7 children and 2 women.
  • Palestinian Centre for Human Rights condemns the siege on Gaza, and says ambulances have been forced to stop working due to fuel shortages.
  • Palestinians attending the funeral of Imam Majed Bargouthi near Ramallah say he was tortured to death by PA security forces.
  • Israeli media reports that Knesset Committees are attempting to grant licenses to the illegal settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank.


A conversation with Eva Bartlett from Ontario, who just returned from 8 months in Palestine volunteering with the International Solidarity Movement ISM. Eva told us about what motivated her to go to Palestine and the experiences she had there all over the West Bank, including in Azzun village, around Hebron/AlKhalil, and during the olive harvest. Eva spoke movingly of the suffering of the Palestinian population and described her own two days in an Israeli jail for being part of a non-violent protest. She concluded by calling on people to go visit and to educate themselves and others on what is really happening.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a February 25th, 2008 editorial from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz about the abusive behaviour of Israeli soldiers in Hebron towards the Palestinian population.

Here is an audio file of this show: