This week …

News Highlights:

  • 10-year-old Palestinian boy shot dead near Nilin, as protests continue against the apartheid wall that will take 2500 dunums of village land; Israeli authorities are deporting 23-year-old Canadian human rights volunteer who was assisting the Nilin villagers.
  • Palestinian officials say upcoming talks in Washington are the last chance for peace negotiations to succeed.
  • Palestinian human rights groups say both Fateh and Hamas are engaging in arbitrary arrests of political opponents and torture.
  • Palestine Solidarity Campaign in the U.K. calls for a ban on imports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.


The feature was a rebroadcast of a presentation given on March 12th, 2005 at the Palestine Lives Conference in McMaster University, Hamilton, about Canadian foreign policy. Mustafa Henaway, a former York Univ. student and volunteer with the Int’l. Solidarity Movement, explained about the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement, in particular its hidden military clauses, and also highlighted the complicity of Canadian companies in maintaining Israeli occupation. The information he provided is especially relevant given the new lawsuit against two companies in Quebec by the village of Bilin for illegal settlement construction.

Focus on Zionism:

University presidents in Israel demand that the Israeli military stop restricting Palestinian students from being able to enrol or take certain courses in Israeli academic institutions; meanwhile, five Israeli professors join a legal challenge against such restrictions.

Here is an audio file of this show: