This week …

News Highlights:

  • Land Research Center of the Arab Studies Society in Jerusalem reported that Israeli authorities demolished 14 homes in November, rendering 122 Palestinians homeless, and issued demolition orders on another 170 homes.
  • Palestinian officials condemn Israeli cabinet vote to pump millions of dollars into six West Bank settlements.
  • Extremist settlers set fire to a mosque in a Palestinian village, and village leaders turn away settler rabbis who come to visit.
  • Palestinian Christian leaders issue the “Kairos Palestine Document” on Dec. 11th, 2009 that calls on the international community and churches worldwide to push for an end to Israeli occupation.


Another in our series of Eyewitness Palestine segments, this one featuring two reports about the ongoing and relentless Israeli settlement expansion. The first report had been carried in the Guardian newspaper on December 14th, 2009 and detailed the eyewitness reports of an international volunteer in the south Hebron Hills, under the title “No Freeze on Palestinian Suffering”. The second report, from the December 15th, 2009 issue of CounterPunch, talked about the resistance in the Bethlehem area’s villages to the apartheid wall and work of the Stop the Wall Campaign against the increasing Israeli land confiscation.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a December 15th, 2009 release from the Alternative Info Center in Jerusalem about the Israeli military arrest raids against the activists involved in the weekly Bilin demonstrations.

Here is an audio file of this show: