This week …

News Highlights:

  • Hundreds of Israeli settlers attack Palestinian property and set fires, in their “price tag” campaign.
  • Many Palestinians from Gaza are still stranded abroad due to restrictions not yet lifted by the new transitional Egyptian regime.
  • Arab uprisings continue in Libya to Yemen and Bahrain, as activists in Tunisia and Egypt refuse to settle for anything less than genuine democratic reform.
  • US general James Mattis says that enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya is a military action involving bombing areas of Libya.
  • Famed folk singer Pete Seeger joins boycott Israel movement.


The feature was an instudio discussion and analysis about the uprisings sweeping the Arab world, the hypocrisy of Western governments regarding democracy and human rights in Arab countries and how these changes will impact the Palestinian struggle in the future. The issue of foreign military intervention and how it has never served the interests of the Arab people was discussed; the recent statement by the Canadian Peace Alliance, which brings together leading anti-war groups in the country, came out firmly against any foreign intervention, and also touched on the comparison with Iraq where U.S. intervention started with a no-fly zone. The feature concluded with analysis on the Israeli government position and quoted statements by several Israeli leaders admitting that democracy in the Arab world will impact Israel’s relations with Arab regimes.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a March 1st, 2011 Guardian article about how the tiny Palestinian Bedouin village of al Arakib has been torn down 18 times by Israeli authorities in the last 7 months.

Here is an audio file of this show: