This week …

News Highlights:

  • A Palestinian family who lost 29 members in Israeli attacks in January 2009, is suing PM Ehud Olmert and other Israeli officials for “criminal negligence”.
  • Health system in Gaza was further devastated during the Israeli aggression earlier this year, with 15 hospitals and 41 clinics damaged.
  • Israel plans to demolish six homes and a mosque in villages south of Nablus, in an area surrounded by four illegal settlements.
  • Hamas rejects U.S. intervention in Palestinian unity talks, after U.S. officials insisted Salam Fayyad, who recently resigned, must head any new government.


An interview direct from Gaza City with Montreal engineer, activist and poet Ehab Lotayef, who just recently managed to enter into Gaza with the CodePink delegation. Amir Rizk from our sister station in Montreal talked with Ehab about the destruction and suffering he had seen so far in Gaza City and also about his difficulties in being able to cross through the Rafah border. Ehab had just hours before the interview gone to greet the Viva Palestina delegation from Britain headed by George Galloway that had also finally just managed to enter Gaza bringing medical supplies and ambulances.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a March 9th, 2009 article carried in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz about a court petition filed by the Israeli human rights group Yesh Din stating that Israel is violating international law by exploiting West Bank mineral resources for its own benefit.

Here is an audio file of this show: