Category: Show Summaries

VOP 2014-01-26: Bruce Katz

Bruce Katz on The Indecency of the Harper Government
This week Voice of Palestine interviews Bruce Katz from Montreal, president of PAJU, Palestinian and Jewish Unity about their recent statement entitled The Indecency of the Harper Government’s Support for Israel. We talk with Bruce about the position of PAJU, as well as engaging in a wide-ranging discussion of Harper’s visit this past week to the region.

VOP 2014-01-19: Hannah Mermelstein

Hannah Mermelstein on Adalah-NY and its BDS Work
This week Voice of Palestine interviews Hannah Mermelstein, a school librarian and Palestine solidarity activist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is an active member of Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel and has led more than 25 delegations to Palestine. We talk with Hannah about Adalah’s boycott work, the campaign against Sodasteam, and the importance of the BDS movement.

VOP 2014-01-11: Muath Abu Alqumssan

Muath Abu AlQumssan on Free Ahmad Sa’adat Campaign
This week Voice of Palestine interviews Muath Abu AlQumssan from the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat for Freedom Weeks. Muath, himself a former political prisoner, discusses the upcoming events to call for freedom for all Palestinian political prisoners, including Ahmad Sa’adat, and for an end to Palestinian Authority security cooperation with Israeli occupying forces.

VOP 2014-01-03: David Heap on Gaza’s Ark

David Heap: Update on Gaza and the Gaza’s Ark Campaign

This week Voice of Palestine cohost Hanna Kawas interviews David Heap, a spokesperson for Gaza’s Ark. David updates us on the situation in Gaza and the status of the Gaza’s Ark project, as well as what people can do to help.

VOP 2013-12-26: Mazin Qumsiyeh – Christmas in Bethlehem

Mazin Qumsiyeh on Christmas in Bethlehem 2013
This week Voice of Palestine talks with Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian author and professor from Beit Sahour, Palestine. Mazin explains what happened during Christmas in Bethlehem this year, the development of Palestinian popular resistance actions in the occupied territories and the current role of the Palestinian Authority.

VOP 2013-12-19: Ramah Kudaimi

Ramah Kudaimi on BDS Campaigns in the U.S.
This week Voice of Palestine interviews Ramah Kudaimi, Membership and Outreach Coordinator for the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. We talk with her about the group’s objectives, their BDS work and the Boycott Sodastream campaign in particular which is also ongoing here in Canada.

Voice of Palestine (December 2nd, 2013)

Ed Mast on SeaMAC Transit Ad Campaign
This week Voice of Palestine interviews Ed Mast from the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign SeaMAC, who updates us on their transit ad campaign. Despite recent censorship and unequal treatment by King County, SeaMAC has launched new ads on King County Metro buses calling for Palestinian refugees to be allowed to return and share their historic homeland.

Voice of Palestine (November 25th, 2013)

This week we interview human rights activist Eva Bartlett, who has lived for extended periods in Gaza. Eva will talk about the deteriorating situation in Gaza as well as update us on her upcoming speaking tour in BC and the Pacific Northwest, including a Nov. 29 event for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians in Vancouver.

Voice of Palestine (November 18th, 2013)

Tyler Levitan: Canadian Boycott Coalition’s Campaign on Sodastream

This week we are interviewing Tyler Levitan from Independent Jewish Voices about the Canadian Boycott Coalition and their new campaign against Sodastream.
Sodastream is manufactured in illegal Israeli settlements and is now being carried in many Canadian stores. (For more boycott product info, check this link.)

Voice of Palestine (November 11th, 2013)

Alan Hart on 9th Anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s Death

This week Voice of Palestine interviews Alan Hart, British author and journalist. Alan talks with us about the 9th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and the new evidence pointing to his murder, as well as the dysfunctional state of the Palestinian Authority and challenges facing the Palestinian diaspora.