This week …

News Highlights:

  • American peace activist Tristan Anderson is critically injured in Ni’lin after being shot in the head with a new type of teargas canister by the Israeli military.
  • Israeli forces demolish the sixth floor of a multi-storey building in East Jerusalem, and other floors of the building are also under threat.
  • Extremist Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman is designated as foreign minister in a governing pact with Benjamin Netanyahu, who is still trying to form a new government.
  • International human rights campaigners, including Desmond Tutu, call on the U.N. to investigate allegations of war crimes during the Israeli assault in Gaza.
  • 180 Palestinian leaders meet in Cairo, representing 14 groups, and try to hammer out the basis for a unity transitional government.


A tribute to American peace activist and student Rachel Corrie who was brutally killed by an Israeli military bulldozer six years ago and to all international volunteers who are sacrificing in many ways to support the Palestinian people. There were presentations of poetry and music honouring the legacy of Rachel by Jim Page, David Rovics, Ed Mast and Maryam Tollar. A brief interview was also highlighted with Kim, a local Jewish-Canadian woman, who had last year been part of the non-violent protests at Ni’lin where another American Tristan Anderson was critically injured over the weekend.

Focus on Zionism:

Focus was linked with the special feature honouring Rachel Corrie and concluded that segment with the reading of part of the Corrie family statement issued on March 16th, 2009 after their visit to Gaza last week.

Here is an audio file of this show: