This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israel confirms it legalizes 3 settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank; meanwhile, the Palestinian Bedouin village of al Arraqib is demolished for the 37th time in the Negev.
  • Israel takes punitive measures against the 1200 political detainees on hunger strike; today, activist Bassem Tamimi from Nabi Saleh is finally released after 13 months imprisonment but under very restrictive conditions.
  • The last section of the news was dedicated to a look-back at Israeli Apartheid Week 2012, the activities that took place and the significance of the global campaign.

Feature:

A live interview with Barbara Lubin from the Middle East Childrens Alliance about her recent visit to Vancouver and the “Childs View from Gaza” art exhibit. Barbara explained how she got involved in Palestinian support work and the founding of the MECA. She then detailed how the childrens’ art exhibit, based on drawings to help Palestinian children in Gaza express their traumatic experiences during the 2008-9 Israeli attacks, came into being and the support the exhibit has received in the venues and cities where it has toured so far.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of an April 18, 2012 press release about how the Univ. of Mass Boston student senate passed a resolution calling for divestment from Boeing and other companies profiting from war crimes.