This week …

News Highlights:

  • Human rights group in Gaza reports on the Israeli siege and the assaults against Gazan fishermen, both violations of the announced ceasefire.
  • Israeli police claim to have launched an investigation into a settler rampage against a Palestinian village, but make no arrests and collect no testimony, despite documentation by news and human rights organizations.
  • Palestinians mark the 26th anniversary of the massacre at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Desmond Tutu says there is a possibility that the Israeli shelling of a Beit Hanoun neighbourhood in Gaza in 2006 is a “war crime”.

Feature:

A live interview with Carel Moiseiwitsch, a local artist and activist, who just opened a new exhibit at the InterUrban Gallery. Carel talked about the exhibit, which will run through till October 12 (for more info, www.freexero.com). She also detailed two upcoming events, the first a public meeting on Sept. 26/08 at which the defendants (of which she is one) in the CanWest lawsuit over the Vancouver Sun parody that highlighted its pro-Israel bias, will talk about the case (www.seriouslyfreespeech.ca). The second event is a September 27th meeting about Palestinian political prisoners.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a September 12th, 2008 PressTV report about comments by former Israeli education minister Shulamit Aloni condemning the racism and atrocities of the Israeli regime against the Palestinians.