This week …

News Highlights:

  • The “Spirit of Humanity” crew and passengers are finally released and deported by Israeli authorities, after the boat was rammed and captured as it reached Gazan waters.
  • European Union rebukes Israeli settlement building in the occupied West Bank.
  • Palestinian Christians are organizing marches to mark the 2004 decision of the Hague against the Israeli separation wall.
  • 100 Americans arrive in Egypt and head to Rafah with medical supplies for Gaza.

Feature:

A live interview with Adam Shapiro, one of the passengers from the Free Gaza ship hijacked last week by the Israeli navy. Adam, an American documentary filmmaker and human rights activist, was also one of the cofounders of the International Solidarity Movement. He detailed how the Israeli military boarded their ship, roughed him up because he was filming, and then arrested all of the 21 internationals on board. Adam spent almost a week in Israeli prisons, as did many of the others, and had just been deported back to the U.S. He called on listeners to do whatever they could to support the Palestinian people and the Free Gaza movement (http://www.freegaza.org)

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of a Live from Palestine report on July 5th, 2009 describing the killing of several Palestinian civilians by Israeli army fire on July 2nd in central Gaza.