This week …

News Highlights:

  • An 11 year-old Palestinian boy, Ibrahim Jalamna, was killed on Nov. 22 by Israeli troops in Jenin.
  • Palestinian PM Ahmed Qorei says that the impasse with Israeli can only be broken if the Israeli government halts construction of the apartheid wall and stops settlement activity.
  • UN Security Council passes a resolution backing the “roadmap for peace”; Israel condemns the resolution and vows to ignore it.
  • Two Israeli security guards, protecting the apartheid wall near Jerusalem, are killed in an attack.
  • U.S. administration deducts $289 million from Israel’s $9 billion loan guarantees; Israeli ambassador says he is satisfied.
  • The “Geneva Initiative” will be unveiled in Geneva Dec. 1, in the presence of Jimmy Carter.
  • Six B.C. groups release a letter, sent to Solicitor General Wayne Easter, denouncing the banning by Canada of three Palestinian organizations; the letter has received broad support and was covered by al-Jazeera news.


An interview with Cindy and Craig Corrie, the parents of Rachel Corrie, the young American woman murdered by an Israeli bulldozer. The Corries spoke about their recent trip to Palestine, the places they visited (Rafah, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Nazlat Issa) and what they saw there. They also talked about their efforts to get an independent inquiry into the circumstances of Rachel’s killing, and the shortcomings of the Israeli military inquiry. The Corries will be speaking at a public meeting in Vancouver, at 7 pm Nov. 29 at the Maritime Labor Center, 111 Victoria Dr.

Focus on Zionism:

An article from the Guardian newspaper, written by Jocelyn Hurndall, the mother of a British activist shot by Israeli soldiers and now brain-damaged. She spoke about a cheque from the Israeli government to cover some of the costs of repatriating her son, which was returned by her bank NSF. She concluded – “What hope do Palestinians have when such profound disregard and disrespect is shown to humanity”.