This week …

News Highlights:

  • A United Nations inquiry accuses the Israeli military of “negligence or recklessness” in its recent attacks on Gaza and calls for compensation for Palestinians; the full report was not released as the UN Secretary General rejected its call for a more complete investigation, as this inquiry was limited only to attacks on UN facilities.
  • Israeli Interior Minister tells extremist settler groups that the government will approve all their expansion plans on Palestinian land.
  • Physicians for Human Rights-Israel says Palestinian patients are being interrogated and forced to give information if they want to leave Gaza for medical treatment.
  • Spanish judge will go ahead with probe into alleged crimes against humanity by Israeli military leaders for a 2002 bombing in Gaza.

Feature:

A live interview with Sid Shniad of Independent Jewish Voice – Canada, about his recent trip to the Durban conference in Geneva. Sid gave us some background on his group and why they felt it was important to be at the Durban Conference, especially with the boycott of the governments of Canada, Israel, the U.S. and others. He also explained how despite the boycott, there were 1000 pro-Israel lobbyists there, who were extremely aggressive in disrupting workshops and other events. Sid concluded by calling on listeners to get involved with the support work and if interested, to learn more about IJV at www.ijvcanada.org

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a May 4th, 2009 press release from the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights about Israeli plans to confiscate 12000 dunums of Palestinian land for settlement expansion and to further dispossess Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem.