This week …

News Highlights:

  • Save the Children Report says Palestinian children in Gaza are coming under regular Israeli gunfire, as 26 were shot near the Israeli border last year
  • UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk says illegal acts by Israeli authorities are on the rise in the occupied West Bank and calls for the int’l community to step in
  • Israeli authorities set to approve 1400 new settler units in occupied east Jerusalem, on land originally stolen from Beit Jala and Beit Sahour villages in the West Bank

Feature:

Professor Basem Ra’ad from Al Quds University in Jerusalem joined us in the studio to talk about his new book, Hidden Histories, and the situation in occupied Palestine. Prof. Ra’ad, who received his PhD at the Univ. of Toronto, detailed how his book debunks a lot of the current terminology and mythology about Palestine and the Zionist project (www.hiddenhistories.ca) and also talked about his tour in Canada and Britain to promote the book. There was discussion of the demolitions and ethnic cleansing ongoing in occupied East Jerusalem, especially in the Sheik Jarrah and Silwan quarters.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a January 17th, 2011 UN news agency report about the displacement risk for Palestinians in East Jerusalem and how EU and UN officials are calling for the implementation of international law to protect the Palestinian population.