This week …

News Highlights:

  • Palestinian woman Jawaher Abu Rahme, who died from tear gas fired by Israeli forces, is buried in Bilin as hundreds attend her funeral procession
  • Israeli activists arrested while protesting at the U.S. ambassador’s home in Tel Aviv are finally released
  • Israeli rights group says there is a sharp rise in home demolitions in occupied East Jerusalem, part of a broad policy to weaken Palestinian civil society


An interview with Ed Mast from Seattle about the campaign to put ads on local buses highlighting Israeli war crimes. Ed explained how their group, the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign, had contracted with the bus company to put up ads saying – Israeli War Crimes: Your Tax Dollars at Work, that were then censored just days before they were set to appear. The pro-Israel lobby had pressured local officials to make the move, but Ed pointed out that it had opened up widespread debate about the issue. He encouraged listeners to support such campaigns and visit their website

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a January 4th, 2011 report from the Christian Peacemakers Team about how Palestinian students in the At-Tuwani region in the occupied West Bank suffer from settler violence and Israeli military negligence.