This week …

News Highlights:

  • Palestinian shepherd boy killed in hit and run by Israeli settler who left the boy to die on the road.
  • Israeli Shin Bet leader says Israel must not remove any of its over 700 roadblocks in the West Bank until the apartheid wall is finished.
  • Israeli police release 7 peace radio staffers from detention, a day after shutting down the station in Jerusalem, a move criticized by the Foreign Press Association.
  • U.S. security is helping to train new elite Palestinian Authority unit in Jordan, that will be sent to the West Bank to enforce “law and order”.


The feature was an interview with Diana Ralph, the spokesperson for the Association of Concerned Jewish Canadians ACJC. Diana explained how they had just held their founding conference in Toronto and had brought together many progressive Jewish Canadians that have criticisms of Israeli government policy. The conference was critical of the Israeli occupation and the blockade of Gaza as well as expressing support for universal human rights and compliance with international law. ACJC also calls to question the mainstream Canadian Zionist groups that support Israeli actions unconditionally.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of an April 6th, 2008 Haaretz article about how Israeli police allowed settlers to return to an illegal outpost. This was the tenth time the settlers were evacuated and then return, something that attorney Michael Sfard of Yesh Din human rights group said has been used to inflate Israeli claims of outpost evacuations.

Here is an audio file of this show: