This week …

News Highlights:

  • Hunger striking Palestinian detainee Ms. Hana Shalabi says she will stay on strike despite pressure to stop after 34 days without food; Shalabi is protesting the practice of administrative detention by Israeli authorities, which is incarceration without charge or trial.
  • UN report says Israeli settlers have seized dozens of natural water springs in the occupied West Bank, limiting Palestinian access to scarce water resources.
  • Palestinian Christian group, Kairos Palestine, denounces the recent oped by the Israeli ambassador to the US, which tried to deflect attention from the Israeli occupation and manufacture religious differences amongst the Palestinians.


A live interview with Brian Campbell from the Seriously Free Speech Committee in Vancouver, about attempts by the Zionist lobby to silence any criticism of Israeli policy, especially here in Canada. Brian detailed how different levels of government, especially the Federal Conservatives, had been complicit in this campaign, in attempts to ban Israeli Apartheid Week on campuses and the defunding of organizations that supported the Palestinian people. He also noted how there were moves by the Israeli government against its own citizens to suppress debate and actually make it illegal to discuss certain subjects, like the Palestinian Nakba.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a March 16th, 2012 letter from the parents of Rachel Corrie, who were marking the 9th anniversary of her killing by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza.

Here is an audio file of this show: