This week …

News Highlights:

  • New settlement construction of 2500 more units expected for Efrat as the Israeli military takes over 425 acres of Palestinian land.
  • Israeli political parties consider coalition partners ahead of announcement later this week as to who will form the next government.
  • Israeli military officials admit its army could face significant difficulties justifying the destruction of so many civilian homes in Gaza during the recent aggression.
  • Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency says Israel’s shunning of the nuclear proliferation treaty is a major obstacle to global disarmament.


A live interview with Jay Cassano, from Students for Justice in Palestine, about the recent divestment of Hampshire College from companies involved in aiding Israeli occupation. Jay explained the 2-year process that had led up to this decision, and noted that Hampshire College was also the first U.S. college to divest from apartheid S. Africa. Jay explained that in both cases, the administration attempted to downplay the move publicly and concluded by calling on all people to engage in educational and boycott work.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a Feb. 16th, 2009 Electronic Intifada article about the rebuilding of the Islamic University of Gaza after Israeli bombing destroyed computer labs, science labs and other buildings. The article also detailed the connection of Israeli universities with the Israeli military, especially in research and development.