This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli gunboats attack Gazan fishermen, forcing them back into Israel’s unilaterally imposed 3 mile limit.
  • Israeli settlers torch Palestinian farmland near Nablus, the latest in dozens of such attacks by extremist settlers against Palestinians.
  • Salam Fayyad asks Arab countries for aid, saying the Palestinian Authority will not be able to pay salaries otherwise.
  • Egyptian authorities allow some medical aid into Gaza through the Rafah crossing, but refuse to move 4 tons of Scottish aid claiming they approved the delivery of the goods but not the trucks carrying them.


A live interview with Irene MacInnes, veteran Vancouver peace activist, who was on the Canadian ship Tahrir and is a member of the Canadian Boat to Gaza committee. Irene summarized her experiences as part of the Freedom Flotilla and the shameful actions by the Greek government in grounding the flotilla. She assured listeners however that the CBG has not ended its efforts to break the siege on Gaza and talked about the recent local picket against the Israeli shipping company Zim. Irene aso detailed upcoming events and encouraged people to support the CBG, both financially and politically (

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a July 25, 2011 IPS report about the weekly sit-ins by the families of political prisoners held in Israeli jails, whose relatives are forbidden to visit.

Here is an audio file of this show: