This week …

News Highlights:

  • Palestinian female political detainee Hana Shalabi is moved to solitary confinement by Israeli prison authorities as punishment for her hunger strike; as was the case with previous hunger strikers, Hana is protesting the practice of administrative detention without charge or trial.
  • Mahmoud Abbas says Israel is carrying out ethnic cleansing in occupied Jerusalem.
  • US judge in Olympia Washington dismisses a lawsuit against the Olympia Food Coop for the its boycott of Israeli goods.


A live interview with Wael Ghuneim, a Palestinian Canadian from Hamilton, about the upcoming Global March to Jerusalem. Wael detailed the motivation behind the March to protest Israeli occupation and racism against Palestinians, and to call for the protection of Jerusalem and its holy places. He explained that groups from over 60 countries are already involved in the planning committee, and that there will be actions in those countries as well as in Palestine and on its borders. Wael concluded by calling on listeners to support the project in all ways, including financially, and directed them to the North American chapter’s website for more info.

Focus on Zionism:

Highlights of a February 27th, 2012 report from the Int’l Middle East Media Centre IMEMC about how a Japanese distributor was no longer carrying products from the Israeli company Ahava, which are made in a settlement in the occupied West Bank.

Here is an audio file of this show: