This week …

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 East Jerusalem; clashes in the
    Silwan district have been ongoing, resulting in Palestinian injuries and even
    miscarriages due to tear gas inhalation.

Feature:

An interview with Gaza flotilla survivor, Farooq Burney, who is currently
planning a speaking tour of Ontario. Farooq, a Palestinian Canadian,
was on the Mavi Marmara when it was attacked by Israeli naval
commandos. He detailed his experiences both on the ship and during
Israeli incarceration. He also talked about his project to defend the right to
education for Palestinian students called Fakhoora.org

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of a June 29th, 2010 article in The Independent entitled, “Barred from
Jerusalem for Crime of Being Palestinian”, about Israeli authorities’ moves
to revoke the East Jerusalem residency of many Palestinian Jerusalemites.