This week …

News Highlights:

  • 14-year-old Palestinian boy shot by Israeli forces in Qalqilya, reminiscent of the recent shooting of U.S. activist Tristan Anderson who is still in critical condition.
  • Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in Jerusalem, as extremist settlers attack Palestinians in another area of Jerusalem.
  • Independent fact-finding mission says Israeli military forces committed serious violations of international law in Gazan assault.
  • Israel still holds 432 Palestinian kids as political prisoners, 10 under administrative detention without trial or charge.

Feature:

A live conversation with Smadar Carmon, from Not in Our Name, a progressive Jewish group in Toronto, about their activities and objectives. She explained how the group is critical of Israeli government policies and how she had been one of the women that occupied the Israeli consulate in Toronto during the assault on Gaza. She then detailed NION’s latest action, which had been a picket to boycott Israeli wines on April 5th and talked about the aggressive over-reaction from local pro-Zionist forces. The segment concluded with a discussion about the global boycott Israel movement and how it is having an impact.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of an April 6th, 2009 Electronic Intifada report about how Israeli settlement produce may be enjoying EU privileges, contrary to the EU’s own trade agreement.