This week …

News Highlights:

  • Bilin commemorates Prisoners Day and marks the one year anniversary of the shooting death of Basem Abu Rahmah by Israeli forces; the village also holds its 5th annual conference this week.
  • UN Rapporteur Richard Falk says the recent Israeli army decisions allowing deportation or imprisonment of anyone in the West Bank without the proper permit (pass) violate international law.
  • Palestinian journalists are still waiting for an inquiry into the Israeli shooting of Reuters cameraman Fadel Shana’a, 3 years after his death.


A live interview with Sidney Levy, from Jewish Voice for Peace in California, about the recent campaign at UC Berkeley to divest from companies supporting the Israeli occupation. Sidney detailed what had happened, including the original passing of the resolution by a large majority in the Student Senate, the subsequent veto by the Senate President and the efforts underway now to overturn the veto. He noted that the campaign had already achieved many successes and that other campuses are now planning similar resolutions, and called on listeners to support the Berkeley students.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of an April 19th, 2010 press release from the Christian Peacemakers Team-Palestine about their decision to endorse the boycott Israel (BDS) movement.

Here is an audio file of this show: