This week …

News Highlights:

  • Human rights groups call for international intervention and monitoring of the mass arrest campaigns by Israeli forces in the Palestinian village of Awarta.
  • Fuel crisis looms in Gaza, as tensions increase and Israel keeps all crossings closed for the 7th straight day; 18 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the last week, including at least 6 civilian deaths with a mother and daughter from the Qdeih family in Abasan village near Khan Younis killed while baking bread.
  • Brazilian subsidiary of Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems wins contract to supply Brazilian air force.
  • Egyptian demonstrators go back to Tahrir Square to express their frustration with the military rulers, who meet the protest with violence.


The feature was a live interview with Alison Weir, founder of the group If Americans Knew. Alison explained how she became interested in the Palestinian issue and how her history as a journalist led her to challenge the pro-Israel bias in much of the Western media. She detailed the recent report her group had issued about the specific bias in the Associated Press, which is a source for a lot of international news carried in the U.S., and encouraged people to check out their website .

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of an April 8th, 2011 Wikileaks exclusive from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, about how the King of Bahrain had bragged of his intelligence/security ties with the Israeli state.

Here is an audio file of this show: