This week …

News Highlights:

  • Palestinian activists board settler buses in Jerusalem, in an inspiration from the Freedom Riders of the US civil rights movement; all the activists are arrested but later released.
  • Palestinian prisoner advocates say Israeli authorities have failed to lift arbitrary restrictions on detainees in Israeli jails, including the extended use of solitary confinement.
  • 3 Palestinians were arrested and many others beaten and pepper sprayed by the Israeli military in alWalaja, as villagers and their supporters attempted to prevent the use of large explosives to widen the route of the apartheid wall.


Voice of Palestine was joined live in the studio by Dr. John Soos from Vancouver, who had just returned from a trip to occupied Palestine. John explained how he got involved in Palestinian human rights work and talked about his experiences with the traditional olive harvest during this trip. He also detailed how he had interacted with Palestinian mental health officials, being a psychologist by occupation, and different facilities he had visited. John concluded by calling on listeners to get involved, and if at all possible, go over to Palestine to be part of the olive harvest or replanting.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of an article by one of the jurors on the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, that concluded Israel subjects Palestinians to an institutionalized regime of domination that amounts to apartheid.