This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli settlers attack the Palestinian village of Burin for the second time, burning farmland and olive trees, in protest over the Israeli government’s demolition of an illegal settler outpost.
  • Israeli forces arrest the former VP of the European Parliament at the weekly Bilin anti-wall protest.
  • Israeli authorities demolish a Palestinian Bedouin village in the Negev, leaving 300 Palestinians homeless.
  • U.S. officials push Mahmoud Abbas and the Arab regimes to move to direct talks with the Israeli government, something Palestinian officials are warning against.


A conversation with James AbouRezk, a pioneer in representing Arab-American interests and a former U.S. senator. He is also an author and frequent contributor of articles to publications like Counterpunch. We spoke with him at his home in South Dakota and he offered his reflections on his life in American politics, US policy towards Israel and the Arab American community. He also discussed current happenings, specifically the campaign against Iran and how it was serving Israeli interests.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of a July 23rd, 2010 article in Spiegel Online detailing how the Israeli government is making a mockery of its “moratorium” on settlement construction.

Here is an audio file of this show: