This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli settlers torch and vandalize a mosque near Ramallah, the latest action of settler violence.
  • UN Human Rights Commissioner criticizes Israel for the killing of protestors in the occupied Golan Heights on the June 5th anniversary of Israeli occupation.
  • Protests all over Palestine are also met with Israeli military force, especially at the checkpoints and crossings.
  • The Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza is reopened after Egyptian authorities arbitrarily closed it; however, all Palestinian men between 18-40 still cannot travel freely.


A live interview with Chelsea Byers from Code Pink about protests against the speeches of visiting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in May. Chelsea, a young and courageous American activist, explained how she got involved in support for Palestinian rights and how she and others had disrupted Netanyahu’s appearance at the AIPAC Israel lobby gala. There was discussion of the U.S. government’s unconditional support for Israel and how people can get involved to promote peace with justice for the Palestinians and the region as a whole.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a June 5th, 2011 report from the Alternative Info Centre about a march for 2500 settler youth into Palestinian towns organized under the auspices of the Israeli education system.

Here is an audio file of this show: