March 2008 archive

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News Highlights: Israeli forces besiege the Arab American University near Jenin, arresting and threatening students and reporters. Palestinian negotiator Saab Erekat says failure to reach a settlement this year could lead to collapse of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah. Israel threatens to sever negotiations with Mahmoud Abbas if any unity agreement is reached with Hamas …

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This show includes a conversation with America activist Blake Murphy, who recently was deported by Israeli authorities after a week in detention. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Mar25_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Mar25_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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News Highlights: Israeli/Palestinian negotiations overshadowed by new announcements by Israeli government to build more settlement housing. Israeli military forces attack Nablus and its surrounding refugee camps, kidnapping five Palestinians including two juveniles. New polls show that Hamas’ popularity is rising amongst Palestinians due to recent Israeli military strikes and the inability of Mahmoud Abbas to …

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This show includes a tribute to American student Rachel Corrie, who was killed five years ago by an Israeli military bulldozer. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Mar18_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Mar18_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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This show includes a conversation with indigenous writer and activist Lee Maracle, in the second of our shows honouring International Womens Day. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Mar11_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Mar11_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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News Highlights: Israeli government allows more settlement construction, drawing international criticism including from the U.N. and the EU. Israeli army carries out large-scale invasion of Nablus area, and abducts 20 Palestinians from the surrounding refugee camps. Palestinian leader and former PA cabinet minister says Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to resume negotiations with Israel is “wrong” unless …

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News Highlights: A 14-year-old Palestinian teen shot dead by Israeli forces in Hebron/AlKhalil. Israeli human rights group Btselem releases report saying at least half of the casualties killed by the Israeli army in Gaza are civilians, including many children. Physicians for Human Rights – Israel also report on the destruction of medical facilities in Gaza. …

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This show includes an Eyewitness Palestine, Eyewitness Gaza episode with two testimonial reports of some of the civilian casualties in the latest Israeli attack on Gaza. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Mar04_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Mar04_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)