This week …

News Highlights:

  • Palestinian detainee on hunger strike for 72 days, football player Mahmoud Sarsak, is in deteriorating health; meanwhile, Israeli officials continue to renew administrative detention orders for other Palestinian political prisoners, including MPs, despite the agreement reached last month.
  • Palestinian grassroots activist Bassem Tamimi from Nabi Saleh is sentenced to 13 months imprisonment already served, as well as a suspended sentence to be activated if he engages in “actions against public order”.
  • 2 Israeli police officers are convicted (but not yet sentenced) of negligent homicide after leaving a sick Palestinian man, still in hospital pyjamas, to die at the side of a deserted road.


A live interview with Moira Jilani from Palestine about the murder of her husband Ziad two years ago at a checkpoint and the refusal of Israeli officials to bring charges against the Israeli border policeman responsible. Moira detailed how Ziad was shot at point blank range in the head while lying wounded and unarmed after a traffic accident, and the assistance she had received from Israeli progressives and journalist Amira Hass in trying to get justice for her family. She also told us how painful the situation was for all of them, especially her three daughters, and asked people to sign the online petition at the website

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a May 26, 2012 report from a member of the Christian Peacemaker Team about the daily effects in Hebron/AlKhalil of the apartheid separation that privileges the settlers in the city.

Here is an audio file of this show: