This week …

News Highlights:

  • Another Palestinian political detainee is in imminent danger of death after 63 days on hunger strike, as Israeli courts refuse his request for release.
  • Israeli officials deliver demolition orders for the village of Susiya, near an illegal settlement in the Hebron district; this will be the sixth time that Israel has demolished the village which its residents insist on rebuilding.
  • South African award-winning author Alice Walker refuses to allow an Israeli publisher to print The Colour Purple, due to “Israeli apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people..”.


A live interview with Charlotte Kates from Gaza, about the Vancouver delegation that is currently there visiting grassroots organizations and doing solidarity actions with Palestinian fishermen and prisoners. Charlotte explained how the delegation was formed and the objectives the Vancouver activists were trying to achieve. She updated listeners on who they had met with so far, which included health care workers, former political prisoners and union reps. The delegation will be making a full report on their return and Charlotte encouraged people to check out their website for more details.

Focus on Zionism:

Excerpts of a June 18th, 2012 report in the Israeli YNet about an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank that offers tourists, especially Americans, the chance to pretend to shoot and kill “a terrorist”.