This week …

News Highlights:

  • Two more Palestinian political prisoners go on hunger strike, bringing the current number to 5, after the deal made to end the mass hunger strike in April is not fully honored by Israeli prison authorities.
  • Israeli military officials claim the UN agency giving tents to dispossessed Palestinians is engaging in “illegal operations”.
  • A Palestinian village suffers a 10 day power blackout because it is cut off by the separation wall and the Israeli checkpoint refuses to allow mechanics and equipment through to repair the village generator.


A live interview with Rich Forer, a Jewish American author and commentator, about the Zionist censure of Jewish critics as well as his new articles and book. Rich detailed how the Zionist lobby uses the charges of anti-Semitism and Jewish self-hatred to silence any dissent over Israeli policies, especially amongst progressive Jewish people. He explained how he felt these tactics are intentionally used to avoid any thoughtful discussion of the issues that might prompt people to question long-held assumptions about Israel/Palestine. He called on people to continue trying to inform the public in North America about the injustices against the Palestinians, including through Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a July 17th, 2012 report from the Maan news agency about the brutal treatment of a Palestinian teen during an Israeli arrest raid, that resulted in serious injuries including a broken jaw for Mahmoud al Badan.