This week …

News Highlights:

  • Palestinian prisoners plan a one-day hunger strike in solidarity with 3 administrative detainees on long-term hunger strike, one of them for over 80 days.
  • FIFA president calls for action on Mahmoud Sarsak, the Palestinian detainee on hunger strike who is a member of the Palestinian national soccer team and is held by Israel without charge or trial.
  • Israeli authorities plan to expand the illegal settlement of Gilo, built on Palestinian land from Beit Jala but now part of “Greater Jerusalem”, with another 2500 new housing units.


A special broadcast of a new radio play adapted by Ed Mast from Seattle, entitled “Antigone’s Nation”. The play was dedicated to the Palestinian hunger strikers and also marked the 45 years of Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a June 11th, 2012 report carried in the Maan news agency about hate messages and death threats against Arabs spray painted on cars in a village west of Jerusalem set up to promote co-existence.