- Palestinian toddler dies in Gaza Strip after being barred from transfer to a more specialized hospital elsewhere; the 19-month-old baby is the 204th Palestinian patient to die because of the ongoing Israeli closure.
- Israeli military forces continue their campaign against institutions in Nablus.
- Palestinian officials say they may suspend negotiations with Israel due to the continued settlement construction and expansion; Palestinian village of Bilin has launched a lawsuit against two Canadian construction companies for illegal settlement building activity.
- International Committee of the Red Cross says Israeli restrictions on movement are damaging Bedouin communities in the West Bank.
The feature was a tribute to long-time activist and supporter of Palestinian rights, Mordecai Briemberg, who just turned 70. An interview on Voice of Palestine with Mord from 15 years ago, in Sept/93, was presented, where he commented on the then just-announced Oslo Accords. The feature concluded by detailing the Canwest lawsuit against Mord and others and the committee (www.seriouslyfreespeech.ca) that is working to defend freedom of speech and challenge Canwest’s attempts to stifle debate on Israel/Palestine.
Focus on Zionism:
Excerpts of a July 15th, 2008 article in the British Guardian newspaper about the Israeli restrictions on Gaza students trying to study abroad and the story of one young Palestinian man who could finally pursue his Master’s in Britain after 8 years.
Here is an audio file of this show: