This week …

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 say Israeli police and military were complicit in the recent settler riots.


Our 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). In its place, we presented highlights of a speech by Dr. Ismail Zayid delivered in April 2006 at the Palestine Lives conference in McMaster University. Dr. Zayid was also in Vancouver on Nov. 21st, and spoke to a packed hall commemorating the International Day of Solidarity and introduced the new film Memory of the Cactus.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a Dec. 7th, 2008 Toronto Star report about Mrs. Al Kurd, a Palestinian mother and grandmother who was evicted from her East Jerusalem home and now lives in a tent.

Here is an audio file of this show: