This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli forces raid Bilin village, again this time arresting Mohammad Khatib of the Popular Committee Against the Wall, who was recently on a cross-Canada tour.
  • A new draft Israeli land reform bill will discriminate against Palestinian Israelis, according to human rights group Adalah.
  • Bethlehem hosts Fateh conference, against the backdrop of serious divisions within Fateh itself and within Palestinian society.
  • European Union and others condemn Israel’s expulsion of two Palestinian families from their East Jerusalem homes in Sheik Jarrah.


Joanna Zilsel joined us live in the studio to talk about her recent trip to Gaza as part of a CodePink delegation earlier this year. Joanna, who is from Jewish background, detailed the experiences of the delegation in Gaza visiting women’s centres and hospitals, as well as her own personal feelings and the warm reception she received from Gazans. She encouraged people to become more informed and do whatever they can to help support the Palestinian people.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of an August 2nd, 2009 report from the UN news agency IRIN, about the raw sewage being pumped directly into the sea off Gaza’s shores, due to the lack of spare parts to repair the sewage infrastructure because of the siege.

Here is an audio file of this show: