This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli settlers occupy the al Kurd home in East Jerusalem, the latest in a string of settler assaults on Palestinian homes.
  • Media reports say negotiations continue over an Israeli-Palestinian prisoner exchange, but Israel is balking at releasing 50 prisoners, including 3 women and high profile leaders like Marwan Bargouthi.
  • South African government urged Israel to end practices reminiscent of apartheid there.
  • Palestinian groups launch campaign to pressure Gulf States to boycott companies complicit in Israel’s expansion in occupied Jerusalem.


An instudio interview with a Palestinian Iraqi refugee, who recently arrived with his family from the Al Hol camp on the border with Syria. Ehab, who spoke through an interpreter Ayman Kallas, told of the horrific conditions they had faced in Iraq after the U.S. invasion and occupation and how they had to flee the country. He explained that Canadian officials had initially visited the camps and interviewed many families for sponsorship, but then refused to bring any of them. Private organizations had then finally succeeded in sponsoring some of the families, and Ehab and others are part of the first group to come. Shawkat Hassan, representing the BC Moslem Association, one of the sponsoring organizations, told listeners how they could help support this effort.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a December 1st, 2009 open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury of the Anglican Church, asking what the Church will do this Christmas to help save the children of Gaza.

Here is an audio file of this show: