This week …

News Highlights:

  • Human Rights Watch issues new report, saying that Palestinians in the occupied West Bank face systematic discrimination from Israeli policies
  • Israeli forces order the residents of Khirbet Tana, east of Nablus, to evacuate their homes and village within 24 hours
  • Palestinian Centre for Human Rights files a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court on behalf of 1047 victims of the deadly Israeli military assault on Gaza 2 years ago, challenging the policies that effectively deny Palestinians any judicial remedy

Feature:

A live interview from California with Professor Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian Human Rights. Prof. Falk started with some personal background and then detailed the deteriorating human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, an issue on which he is an expert. He also talked about the bankrupt “peace process”, and the recent article he had written on the subject. Prof. Falk emphasized he felt the United Nations could still play an important role, at least in the area of highlighting the suffering of the Palestinian people. He concluded by calling on people to support the Palestinians and to participate in the global Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement as a way of pressuring the Israeli government to respect international law.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a December 20th, 2010 press release about increased harassment of pro-Palestinian and Palestinian Americans by the FBI since September of this year.