This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli forces erect checkpoints in occupied east Jerusalem, as they continue harassment of the Palestinians in Silwan.
  • Human rights groups collect information on 17 Palestinian kids arrested in Silwan and say the number of Palestinian minors detained in occupied east Jerusalem is actually considerably higher.
  • U.S. offers Israel an “incentive package” to continue its partial settlement freeze for 90 days, including 20 new fighter jets and a comprehensive security agreement, along with no requests for further extensions on the construction moratorium which does not include occupied east Jerusalem.


A live interview with Antonia House from New York, about recent protests in the U.S. against Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Antonia, who is a member of the Jewish Voice for Peace, explained how she got involved with supporting Palestinian rights, especially after visiting the occupied West Bank. She then detailed the action she and other young progressive Jews had taken in New Orleans, challenging Netanyahu’s speech to a large crowd about what are the real forces “delegitimizing Israel”. Their group, had held up large signs pointing out that it’s the Israeli occupation, loyalty oaths and other Israeli government policies that are the delegitimizing forces (check out the video of the action on Youtube). There was also discussion of how progressive Jews that are speaking out are being increasingly and aggressively targeted by the Israel lobby.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a November 13th, 2010 editorial from about comments from UN representative John Ging that the blockade on Gaza has not eased.

Here is an audio file of this show: