This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli forces arrest an 11 year old Palestinian boy and his 14 year old brother in the village of Nabi Saleh as Israeli military repression of civil resistance continues
  • Al Jazeera and the British Guardian start publishing more than 1600 documents (dubbed the Palestine Papers) revealing the inner machinations of the “peace process” from 1999 to 2010, confirming previously rumoured details of Palestinian Authority concessions
  • Many thousands of Egyptians face down a massive police presence in Cairo and across Egypt, calling for the resignation of Hosni Mubarak

Feature:

A live interview with Jewish American Richard Forer, author of a new book entitled “Breakthrough: Transforming Fear into Compassion, A New Perspective on the Israel-Palestine Conflict” (www.richardforer.com). Richard, who was spokesperson for the Albuquerque-based Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, detailed what his book covers and also explained his own very personal journey from an avid pro-Israel supporter to a supporter of human rights and justice for the Palestinians. Richard concluded by saying people could order the book through his website and called on listeners to critically question the beliefs they were raised with.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of a January 24th, 2011 Electronic Intifada article about the repercussions of the release of the Palestine Papers by Ali Abunimah.