This week …

News Highlights:

  • Another massive protest in Cairo challenges the corrupt regime of Hosni Mubarak, as young Egyptian Google executive Wael Ghonim is released after 12 days of imprisonment and addresses the huge crowd.
  • UN officials document the destruction of Palestinian water cisterns by Israeli forces, as Israel controls 75% of the water resources in the occupied West Bank.
  • The next flotilla of ships to break the siege on Gaza will sail at the end of May, marking the 1st anniversary of Israel’s deadly raid on the Mavi Marmara.


A live interview with Egyptian Canadian poet and activist Ehab Lotayef from Montreal, about the historic events in Egypt and the Canada Boat to Gaza (CBG) project. Ehab talked about his personal feelings regarding the revolt in Egypt, as well as updating us on what support activities were ongoing in Montreal. He read his new poem on the air and also there was discussion of what could develop next. Finally, Ehab, who is a member of the CBG working group, told us about the conference in Madrid he had just attended to organize the next flotilla and encouraged listeners to support ending the illegal siege on Gaza and to donate by going to the website:

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of a February 4th, 2011 article from the Israeli daily Haaretz about how Birthright Israel is launching a campaign to “Take Back Zionism” and promote its “global humanitarian work”.