This week …

News Highlights:

  • Palestinian reconciliation talks stall on who should be interim prime minister
  • Italian activists do a boycott action outside Israel’s Agrexco headquarter on June 17, as Vancouver activists picket the Jewish National Fund Gala dinner the day before
  • Chaos continues at the Rafah border crossing as only 400 travellers per day are allowed through from Gaza, with restrictions still existing for who can cross
  • Freedom Flotilla organizers say they are sailing on schedule despite Israeli threats
  • Israeli demolitions continue, this time destroying homes and other structures in the hamlet of Khirbet Bir al Idd, a small community that has already had 90% of its land confiscated for settlements


A live interview with Nino Pagliccia from the local Canadian Boat to Gaza committee about the upcoming sailing of the Freedom Flotilla 2. Nino updated us on the Canadian ship that is part of the flotilla, The Tahrir, and talked about the campaign launched by pro-Israel groups to try and abort the flotilla in many countries, including Canada. There was also discussion of moves by officials across all major Canadian political parties to marginalize the flotilla, including within the NDP convention that had just wrapped up in Vancouver. However, Nino emphasized that the flotilla is sailing as planned and has already brought worldwide attention to the horrific siege on the Gazan population (follow the flotilla at or

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a June 19th, 2011 report from Gaza by Canadian Eva Bartlett about the deteriorating medical system and the acute lack of medicines in Gazan hospitals.

Here is an audio file of this show: