This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli settlers burn 1200 dunums of Palestinian farmland in a series of extremist attacks in the occupied West Bank.
  • Heidelberg Cement, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials, has become the target of legal action due to its involvement in illegal mining in the occupied West Bank.
  • Israeli bulldozers continue home demolitions in occupied East Jerusalem, as part of an Israeli policy to change demographics.
  • UK revokes five export licences for equipment to the Israeli navy, due to Israeli military actions in Gaza earlier this year.

Feature:

Linda Todd Ghraib was live in the studio to talk about her recent trip to Gaza as part of a CodePink delegation bringing humanitarian supplies. Linda, a local single mom, explained how she got involved and encouraged other people to do the same. She detailed the group’s journey through the Rafah crossing, and into Gaza, where they were met enthusiastically by Palestinians there. She also told us about the destruction she witnessed, how people are still not able to rebuild due to the siege, and the situation in local hospitals she visited. (See www.freegaza.org or www.codepinkalert.org )

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a July 10th, 2009 report from The Independent about how new Israeli regulations are making it increasingly difficult for Palestinians in Gaza to go to the West Bank, even in pressing humanitarian cases.