This week …

News Highlights:

  • Al Masara, near Bethlehem, holds its weekly anti-wall protest, and also calls for the international community to take a stand against the many Israeli soldiers who have photographed themselves next to Palestinian prisoners (some already dead).
  • Palestinians are facing movement restrictions during Ramadan, as highlighted by the case of the village of Azzun Atma, where people cannot even get a permit to visit their family in another part of the village.
  • As “direct talks” are about to commence under U.S. tutelage, Palestinian home demolitions by Israeli forces continue unabated.
  • Vancouver activists protest the unloading of Zim containers, an Israeli shipping company, at the Delta port.


A live interview with Freda Guttman from Montreal, a Jewish Canadian activist and artist who is helping to organize the upcoming Boycott Divestment Sanctions BDS conference in Montreal this October. Freda explained how she became involved in pro-Palestinian work and why she felt the BDS movement was one of the most important ways to support the Palestinian people. She gave details about the BDS conference, speakers that had been invited and how they were hoping to reach many sectors of society including unions, consumers, academics amongst others. The discussion also touched on the recent increase by CSIS in harassment of pro-Palestinian activists, including Freda herself. She concluded by calling on everyone to support the BDS conference either by attending or with donations.

Focus on Zionism:

Focus was postponed for this show due to the length of the feature.

Here is an audio file of this show: