This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli officials approve another 900 new settler units in occupied Palestinian land.
  • Jenin refugee camp mourns the killing of theatre director Juliano Mer Khamis by unknown gunmen; Mer Khamis was the director of the Freedom Theatre and had lived in the camp for 7 years.
  • Palestinian unity delegation heads to Cairo for further talks.
  • Israeli 12th grade students take part in a simulated attack on targets wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Arab headdress.


The feature marked the 9th anniversary of the brutal Israeli attack on the Jenin refugee camp and the subsequent massacre of Palestinians. An interview with Mohammed Bakri, the director of the film Jenin Jenin, was replayed from April, 2005; he explained how he had been harassed and intimidated by Israeli officials for making the documentary which simply gave voice to the Palestinians from the camp, harassment which is continuing to this day, most recently a banning of his film at the Hebrew University and disciplining of the students who organized the showing.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of an April 4th, 2011 press release from the Corrie family about the ongoing trial to hold Israel accountable for Rachel Corrie’s killing.

Here is an audio file of this show: