This week …

News Highlights:

  • Red Cross official says that the Israeli siege on Gaza is having a devastating impact on all aspects of daily life and commerce.
  • Palestinian prize-winning journalist Mohammed Omer is strip-searched and assaulted by Israeli security officials as a border crossing.
  • A proposed amendment to an Israeli law will deny Palestinians the right to seek compensation for Israeli army damages.
  • Israel’s Foreign Ministry advises a number of Israeli officials not to visit Spain, as an international arrest warrant was issued against them on suspicion of war crimes.


A special Eyewitness Palestine, with two on-the-ground stories from the occupied West Bank. The first was based on a new report from the Israeli human rights group Btselem, about the grave water shortage developing this summer in large areas of the West Bank where hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are not connected to a water network. This was followed by the heart-breaking description of one family’s suffering and exposure to disease because of contaminated water in the village of Burin. The second segment talked about the Israeli closure and harassment of the Hebron orphanages run by the Islamic Charitable Society, and was carried in the Guardian newspaper.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a June 29th, 2008 open letter sent to U.S. rap musician Snoop Dogg by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, urging him to cancel his September/08 performance in Israel.

Here is an audio file of this show: