This week …

News Highlights:

  • Al Walaja, a Palestinian village near Bethlehem, marks Workers Day (May Day) as it continues its protests against the apartheid wall and settlements.
  • Israeli authorities admit using Shin Bet intelligence operatives to spy on international activists in Ramallah (Area A) of the occupied West Bank.
  • Israeli forces fire on two Palestinians at the Erez crossing, who were both recently deported from the West Bank to Gaza under the new Israeli military regulations regarding permits; both men only want to reunite with their families and children in the West Bank.
  • BBC News has seen documents submitted to an Israeli court detailing how and why Israel maintains its blockade on Gaza.


A live interview with Jewish American author and activist Alice Rothchild about her book Broken Promises, Broken Dreams. Alice, who is a womens rights and peace activist, told us about her experiences as a young person growing up in a Zionist environment and what had caused her to change her ideas. She also detailed her travels in the West Bank and Gaza and the medical and solidarity work she had participated in. Alice concluded by calling on people to support the global boycott Israel BDS movement as the best way of working for peace with justice in the area.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of an Electronic Intifada report on May 3rd, 2010 about the divestment vote at UC Berkeley which narrowly missed overturning the veto by the Student President.

Here is an audio file of this show: