December 2008 archive

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News Highlights Dr. Mustafa Bargouthi condemns the Israeli killing of Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip, as the Israeli offensive entered its 4th day; almost 400 Palestinians are dead with over 1500 wounded so far. Five sisters murdered by Israeli missiles in Jabaliya, ranging in age from 2 – 17. The Free Gaza ship Dignity …

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This show includes an interview with Canadian human rights volunteer Eva Bartlett, direct from Gaza, where she has been monitoring the escalating humanitarian crisis. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Dec30_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Dec30_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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News Highlights: Israeli peace activist Neta Golan arrested by Israeli police after going to Gaza on one of the Free Gaza boats. The Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem prays for an end to Israeli occupation and injustice in his Christmas message, and criticizes the siege on Gaza. Israel is implementing a PR campaign internationally to drum …

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This show includes a live interview from Bethlehem, Palestine with Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh who teaches at Bethlehem University. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Dec23_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Dec23_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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This show includes a special conversation with Palestinian photojournalist and writer Sameh Habeeb from Gaza. Sameh, who we had been unable to connect with earlier due to the power blackouts, updated us on the deteriorating conditions in Gaza for the Palestinian population as a result of the Israeli siege. Download an audio file of today’s …

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News Highlights: Palestinian MP Mustafa Bargouthi says Israel’s prisoner releases are an attempt to deceive world opinion; Israel has arrested 5 times more Palestinians since Annapolis than it has released in a “revolving door” policy and still holds 47 MPs in prison. Hamas will not renew the six month old ceasefire with Israel, although it …

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This week includes a live interview with Sameh Habeeb, a photojournalist in Gaza, was unable to go ahead due to the power blackouts there (see full interview Dec. 16th). Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Dec09_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Dec09_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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News Summary: Free Gaza boat breaks the Israeli siege on Gaza for the 4th time, bringing medical supplies and international academics. UN Human Rights Council calls on Israel to implement recommendations, including lifting the blockade on Gaza. Qatar calls off aid shipment from Cyprus to Gaza due to pressure from Israeli officials. Palestinians in Hebron/AlKhalil …

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This show includes another in our series of Eyewitness Palestine reports, this time with two moving stories, one from Gaza and the other from the West Bank. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_Dec02_2008_8kbps.mp3 (8 kbps encoding, ~3.5MB) VOP_Dec02_2008_16kbps.mp3 (16 kbps encoding, ~7.0MB)

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News Highlights: Food aid is over 2/3 of the humanitarian aid requested by the UN and NGOs to assist Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. European Development Commissioner expresses concern over the deteriorating situation in Gaza and calls the Israeli closure of border crossings “collective punishment”. Israel may free 250 Palestinian prisoners, out of …

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