This week …

News Highlights:

  • EU Foreign Policy Rep, Catherine Ashton, says Israel has not lived up to its commitments on easing the blockade on the Gaza Strip.
  • Israeli airstrikes shatter the Eid Al Adha holiday for one Palestinian family in Deir alBalah, Gaza, injuring 4.
  • Two Israeli soldiers convicted of using a 9-year-old Palestinian boy in Gaza as a “human shield” avoid any jail time with a suspended sentence, as more reports surface of Palestinian kids being abused in this way.
  • Israeli government bulldozers raze the Palestinian Bedouin town of Al Arakib for the 7th time in 3 months.


An Eyewitness Palestine about the Israeli harassment and arrest campaign against the Palestinian peace activists in Bilin. There were two reports detailing the raids and trumped-up charges against Adeeb and Abdallah Abu Rahmah, both leaders in the non-violent protests against the Israeli apartheid wall and settlements. Adeeb, who Amnesty Int’l has labelled a prisoner of conscience, had his sentence arbitrarily extended from 12 months to 18 months, and Israeli forces just today arrested his son during a night raid. Abdallah, a key organizer in Bilin, finished his sentence a few days ago, but is still being held in jail by Israeli authorities. VOP had interviewed Abdallah on April 21, 2009 and we played part of that interview where he explained the background to Bilin’s protests.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a November 22nd, 2010 press release from Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights – UBC about how the AMS Student Council President is trying to block humanitarian relief to the Gaza Strip. (see for more info)

Here is an audio file of this show: