June 2010 archive

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News Highlights: 10 Jordan Valley Palestinian families are given 24 hours by Israeli authorities to leave their homes. The Israeli government, under international pressure, agrees to broaden the scope of its internal inquiry into the deadly flotilla raid. Israeli forces nab 5 Palestinians, including a 12-year-old boy, during an early morning raid in Silwan, occupied …

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This show includes a special Eyewitness Palestine, Eyewitness Gaza that included two reports about the Israeli blockade on the civilian Palestinian population in Gaza and the recent decision by the Israeli government to “ease” the blockade. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_June22_2010_32kbps.mp3 (32 kbps encoding, …

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News Highlights: UN Human Rights Council votes to form an international committee to investigate Israel’s deadly raid on the aid flotilla; the Israeli government immediately asks the UN to shelve the inquiry. Int’l Committee of the Red Cross releases a new report and says Israel’s blockade of Gaza constitutes a violation of int’l law. Palestinians …

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This week includes a live interview with Victoria activist Kevin Neish about his experiences on the Gaza aid flotilla when it was attacked by Israeli navy commandos and in Israeli detention afterwards. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_June15_2010_32kbps.mp3 (32 kbps encoding, ~14MB)

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News Highlights: Free Gaza movement says it is already planning its next flotilla, which is both “legal and necessary” as world governments refuse to pressure Israel to end its blockade. Int’l. Cmte. of the Red Cross states the Israeli blockade of Gaza is a violation of the Geneva Conventions and constitutes collective punishment of a …

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News Highlights: Turkey’s PM has repeated the call for an independent international inquiry into Israel’s deadly assault on the Gaza aid flotilla. Egyptian officials declare the blockade on Gaza a failure and open the Rafah border. The parents of Rachel Corrie pay tribute to those who attempted to break Israel’s naval blockade on the ship …

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This week includes a live interview with Hadani Ditmars, the co-editor of the New Internationalist magazine. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_June08_2010_32kbps.mp3 (32 kbps encoding, ~14MB)

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This show includes an interview taped by Chris Cook of Gorilla Radio with Jon Elmer, Canadian freelance journalist, currently in Bethlehem. Download an audio file of today’s entire show to listen at home on your computer: VOP_June01_2010_32kbps.mp3 (32 kbps encoding, ~14MB)

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News Highlights: The news section was devoted mostly to the Israeli raid on the Free Gaza flotilla, the international condemnation and global protests, including one just concluded on the streets of Vancouver that highlighted local outrage not only at the Israeli attack but also the response of the Canadian government. UN Security Council calls for …

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