This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli officials authorize a plan to uproot and “resettle” 30,000 Palestinian Bedouin in the Negev.
  • Israeli soldiers demolish Palestinian water infrastructure in the occupied northern West Bank.
  • Palestinians mark the 18th anniversary of the signing of the failed Oslo accords, and note how the accords worsened the situation on the ground for Palestinians.
  • Israel sends 2 airforce jets to Cairo to evacuate embassy staff after Egyptian protestors scale the recently erected wall and storm the embassy and the nearby Interior Ministry headquarters.

Feature:

The feature was a discussion with Palestinian Canadian activist Khaled Mouammar from Toronto about the upcoming “statehood” moves at the United Nations and why they have provoked so much debate amongst Palestinians. Khaled, former president of the Canadian Arab Federation, explained how many Palestinians distrust the motives behind the current moves by Mahmoud Abbas and the old discredited leadership and question how UN recognition by itself will help benefit the Palestinian struggle. He detailed how many civil society groups have come out against the statehood campaign as its been presented, including AlDameer, Badil and Stop the Wall, and called on supporters to focus on intensifying the grassroots struggles, such as the global boycott Israel movement.

Focus on Zionism:

Focus was highlights of a September 12th, 2011 press release about the success of the boycott movement in helping to bring the leading and partially state-owned Israeli agricultural export company into liquidation.