This week …

News Highlights:

  • 4 Palestinian youths killed in less than 24 hours, two near Nablus as they were on route to work in the family farm.
  • 2 Palestinians hurt in Beit Jala, after Israeli forces violently disperse a rally commemorating Rachel Corrie.
  • Gazans are disappointed with the comments of UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, after waiting more than a year for UN action to alleviate their suffering.
  • British government decision to expel an Israeli official over forged UK passports used in an assassination in Dubai is welcomed by Palestinian leaders.

Feature:

A live interview with Canadian author and activist Yves Engler, who has just released his latest book, Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid. Yves talked about his student experiences at Concordia University and what had brought him to support Palestinian rights. He explained what was in his book detailing Canada’s historic and current support for Israel, including the role of Christian Zionists and many leading Canadian politicians. There was also discussion of the Israeli Reut Institute report, which had urged Mossad (the Israeli security service) to “sabotage” people active in the global boycott Israel movement, specifically in Toronto and the Bay Area.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a dispatch by Dr. Mona ElFarra in Gaza about the lack of access to safe and clean water in Gaza and efforts by NGOs to help resolve the problem. The UN estimates Gaza will have no drinking water in the next 15 years.