This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli forces attack and board the latest Free Gaza boat trying to bring supplies to Palestinians, abducting 21 human rights workers from 11 countries.
  • Israel has approved construction of 50 new settlement housing units and also announces a plan to expropriate a further 54 sq. miles of Palestinian land in the West Bank.
  • Massive raids by the Israeli military in Bilin are aimed at intimidating the villagers from pursuing their court case against Israeli settlement companies in Canada.
  • More than 700 doctors worldwide are calling for the head of the Israeli Medical Association to step down as president of the World Medical Association, due to his alleged complicity in the use of torture in Israeli jails.


A live interview from Cyprus with Greta Berlin, an organizer with the Free Gaza movement that is trying to break the siege on Gaza by sending ships with humanitarian supplies. Greta gave us an update on the situation of the latest boat that had just been hijacked by Israeli naval forces and all of its passengers, including former UN Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, arrested. She explained how the Israeli action was illegal as the ship was in international waters and is aimed at trying to deflect attention from the collective punishment being imposed on the Palestinian civilian population in Gaza. Greta concluded by calling on listeners to support their efforts by all means possible, including with financial donations, and to stay updated by going to their website:

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of an open letter to the B.C. Minister of Education about her recent arbitrary decision to remove a question about the dispossession of the Palestinians from the provincial practice exam, which was the result of pressure from pro-Israel lobby groups.

Here is an audio file of this show: