August 2008 archive

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News Highlights: Israeli border police severely beat a young Palestinian from Nilin and seal off the village that has been the focus of anti-apartheid wall protests. Two small boats successfully land in Gaza after sailing from Cyprus with international volunteers and challenging the Israeli blockade. Longest-held Palestinian prisoner, Said Al Atabeh, returns home to Nablus …

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This week includes a special Eyewitness Palestine, Eyewitness Gaza that highlighted two reports from participants in the two boats that broke the blockade on Gaza (www.freegaza.org). Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Aug26_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Aug26_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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This show includes a unique cultural presentation, entitled the University of Majd, and detailed the experiences of a young Palestinian political prisoner. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Aug19_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Aug19_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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News Highlights: Israel will release 199 Palestinian prisoners on August 25 as a “goodwill gesture” to Mahmoud Abbas, including two long-serving political detainees. Palestinian officials note, however, that just since the Annapolis conference last year, Israel has arrested over 4 times the number of prisoners it has released. Patients continue to die in Gaza due …

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This show includes a tribute to the poetry and legacy of Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian “poet laureate” who passed away on August 9th, 2008. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Aug12_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Aug12_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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News Highlights: Palestinians plan state funeral for Mahmoud Darwish, the famous Palestinian poet who passed away on August 9th, 2008 following heart surgery. Israeli military raids the West Bank village of Yabad, near Jenin, and stops work on water reservoirs; the village is currently not connected to either the water or electricity networks and suffers …

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This show includes a special tribute to the poetry of the late Tawfiq Zayyad (1929-1994), who was also the mayor of Nazareth. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Aug05_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Aug05_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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News Highlights: International activists are crossing from Cyprus to Gaza in two vessels to try and break the Israeli blockade. Nilin villagers bury 17-year-old Palestinian killed by Israeli troops, but funeral is attacked by Palestinian Authority security in Ramallah for displaying Hamas flags. Israel transfers 88 Fateh supporters to Jericho, after they fled clashes with …

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