This week …

News Highlights:

  • Egyptian government refuses to allow 1400 international delegates to leave Cairo and reach Gaza on the first anniversary of the Israeli assault; the delegates were all part of the Gaza Freedom March and are from 42 countries.
  • On December 26th, Israeli forces killed 6 Palestinians in two separate attacks in the West Bank and Gaza.
  • Israeli government announces tenders for another 700 settler houses on occupied Palestinian land.


Voice of Palestine commemorated the first anniversary of the Israeli aggression on Gaza with a very special cultural presentation, the play “Seven Days from a Gaza Diary”. The play, which is almost 40 minutes long, incorporates the vivid minute-by-minute account of the first seven days of the Israeli attacks written by Khulood Ghanem, a young Palestinian woman who lived under the constant and horrific bombing. Ed Mast adapted the first part of her diary for this reading performance and it was presented on our show with his permission.

Focus on Zionism:

Due to the length of the feature, Focus was postponed.

Here is an audio file of this show: