This week …

News Highlights:

  • British officials condemn Israeli settlements as “deliberate vandalism” of efforts to establish a Palestinian state.
  • Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians in Qalqilya, including minors and recently released political prisoners; Qalqilya is completely encircled by Israeli settlements and the route of the separation wall.
  • A recent fuel shortage in Egypt increases frustrations, as the country marks the first anniversary of the Egyptian uprising this month.


The feature was a speech given by Dr. Adam Hanieh at a meeting entitled “Palestine’s Fight for Freedom” in London, England on October 24th, 2011. The meeting was organized by the National Union of Rail Maritime and Transport London Region and included many noteworthy speakers, including Ilan Pappe. Adam’s speech focused on why trade unions should support the Palestinian campaign for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law, and the meeting was aiming to further that debate within the trade union movement.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of a January 17th, 2012 report from the Alternative Info Centre about the recent report by a French parliamentary committee calling Israel’s allocation of water in the West Bank “apartheid”.

Here is an audio file of this show: