This week …

News Highlights:

  • Israeli PM Netanyahu claims he will release 50 Palestinian political prisoners detained prior to Oslo if the Palestinian Authority scraps its UN bid for recognition.
  • 4 Palestinian detainees are still on hunger strike as their health continues to deteriorate, according to several human rights groups, who also note that the hunger strikers are being mistreated by Israeli prison officials.
  • Israeli forces are detaining locals and confiscating agricultural equipment in 8 Palestinian villages slated for demolition.

Feature:

A live interview with two members of the Three Little Birds singing group that recently came under attack from the Zionist lobby for performing their song “Apartheid” on CTV Ottawa. Amelia and Angela explained how they became interested in Palestinian rights and what prompted them to write the song, and then detailed their spot on CTV and the Zionist attacks that quickly followed. There was discussion of their thoughtful response to the allegations of the pro-Israel lobby group (dis)”Honest Reporting”, and they encouraged listeners to check out their facebook page and download the song, as well as continue speaking out on the issues.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a August 6th, 2012 IMEMC report, quoting the Israeli daily Haaretz, about new regulations introduced by the Israeli justice minister that will limit the ability of Palestinians in the occupied territories to file lawsuits in Israeli courts.