This week …

News Highlights:

  • Organizers of the Gaza Freedom March call on the Egyptian government to open the Rafah border crossing, which was recently closed, and allow the international march to go ahead on December 31st.
  • Palestinian Christians in Gaza are refused permits by the Israeli government to visit Bethlehem for Christmas.
  • Jamal Juma, coordinator of Stop the Wall, has been arrested by Israeli authorities and is being held incommunicado.
  • Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas claims he stopped a third intifada from happening during the Israeli aggression against Gaza in January, 2009.


An interview direct from Gaza City with Mohsen Abu Ramadan, director of the Palestinian NGO Network and one of the organizers of the upcoming Gaza Freedom March. Mohsen, whom we reached earlier in the day by phone, told us about the objectives and preparations for the march and urged people worldwide to join a rally or demo supporting the Freedom March. He also detailed the horrific living conditions in Gaza for the Palestinian population and updated us on the worsening poverty and unemployment situation, as well as calling on people to support the boycott Israel movement.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a December 21st, 2009 report from Maan News Agency about the new report released by 16 human rights and aid groups, saying the international community has failed the people of Gaza.

Here is an audio file of this show: