This week …

News Highlights:

  • Egypt relaxes crossing procedures at the Rafah border with Gaza, but only for the movement of persons, not goods.
  • Israeli military raids the Palestinian village of al Tuwani and demands villagers stop their non-violent protests to protect their lands.
  • Israeli Foreign Minister thanks Stephen Harper for objecting to any specific mention of 1967 borders in the G8 final statement.
  • UK military personnel are training the Saudi elite security force that has been used to brutally squash protests in Bahrain.

Feature:

A live interview with Kevin Neish from Victoria about the one-year anniversary of the deadly Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara and the upcoming flotilla to break the siege on Gaza. Kevin, a long time peace activist, was on the Mavi Marmara a year ago and detailed his experience on the ship and his incarceration at the hands of Israeli forces. Kevin, who will be sailing on the Mavi again in the next flotilla this June, also talked about the work he had done in the last year, the reaction of Canadian people and officials and how best to support the Palestinian people in their struggle.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a May 30th, 2011 report from the Alternative Information Centre about Israeli occupation hampering Palestinian access to water.