This week …

News Highlights:

  • Protestors in Bilin hold their weekly march against the apartheid wall; the Israeli army responds by injuring one person and arresting six others.
  • The Israeli Peace Now movement reports that settler groups are renovating a building in the Ras al Amoud district of occupied East Jerusalem.
  • U.S. envoy George Mitchell holds his 1st round of “proximity talks” as Israeli leaders vow to continue settlement expansion in all of Jerusalem.
  • A Palestinian infant dies in Beit Ummar after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers.


A live interview with Cindy and Craig Corrie, the parents of Rachel Corrie, the American student crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer 7 years ago. The Corries told us about the Olympia Rafah Solidarity Mural event that just took place, which is an artistic collaboration of many talents. They also updated us on the trial in Israel over the unlawful killing of Rachel, the first stage of which was in March, 2010. The trial had already highlighted new evidence, including the intervention of the head of Israel’s southern command to obstruct the testimony of the Israeli soldiers in the Caterpillar bulldozer that was involved. The Corries concluded by detailing the support they had received by Israeli progressive supporters during the trial and said they were hopeful the trial will finally bring some justice for their family.

Focus on Zionism:
Excerpts of a May 11th, 2010 press release from the Bilin popular committee about how the Israeli Secret Service (Shin Bet) denied Iyad Burnat the right to leave Palestine for speaking engagements in Europe.

Here is an audio file of this show: