This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli military forces increase checkpoint measures between Nablus and Ramallah, and near Bethlehem.
  • Israeli authorities issue demolition orders to Palestinian shops in occupied East Jerusalem.
  • Suspected Israeli Mossad hit squad used British and other European passports to assassinate Hamas leader in Dubai.
  • U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton recognizes “subsequent developments”, a move seen as allowing the Israeli government to hold on to major settlement blocs in the occupied West Bank.


A live interview with Anna Baltzer, a Jewish American author and activist, who will be speaking at UBC the first week of March. Anna detailed the journey she had taken intellectually and personally that had shaped her political views on the oppression of the Palestinians. She also talked about her time with the International Womens Peace Service (IWPS) in Hares in the occupied West Bank and detailed her own personal campaign of encouraging Jewish people globally to renounce the Israeli Law of Return that automatically grants citizenship to any Jew who comes to Israel. Anna is coming to UBC at the invitation of SPHR to be part of the Israeli Apartheid Week there and will be bringing her book Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of the February 16th, 2010 press release about efforts by the Israel lobby to shut down the Human Drama In Gaza Photo Exhibit in Montreal.

Here is an audio file of this show: