This week …

News Highlights:

  • One of a group of Israeli teens who participated in brutally lynching a Palestinian man said “let him die, he’s an Arab”, according to Israeli media.
  • Israeli settlers set fire to a Palestinian home near Nablus, and other settlers firebomb a Palestinian car near Bethlehem, seriously injuring five people including two young children who suffered first degree burns.
  • Palestinians flying to Egypt for the Eid holiday will not be allowed to enter, due to the closing of the Gaza Rafah crossing.

    The end of the news section concluded with a statement from the VOP collective about the exit from Coop Radio after 25 years on the air (see homepage).

Feature:

A special cultural tribute to the legendary Egyptian team of Ahmad Fouad Nigm and Sheik Imam, who produced some of the most revolutionary and bold music throughout the Arab world. Ahmad Fouad Nigm was a poet and activist and Sheik Imam, a blind singer with a unique gravelly voice, put the lyrics to song. We presented translations of two of Nigm’s poems, one entitled “Song for VietNam” and the other aptly known as “Sheik Imam”, as well as five songs in Arabic, one of them done by a new generation of Egyptian musicians for whom the music is still highly relevant.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of an August 20th, 2012 report from the IMEMC news agency about attempts by Israeli settlers to grab more Palestinian land, probably to create another illegal settler outpost.