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Voice of Palestine (April 5th, 2013)

This week we talk with Frank Barat from Belgium, a human rights activist and coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. We’ll discuss the work of the Tribunal and the recommendations that came out of the Final Session held last month in Brussels. Our closing piece of music is by Roger Waters, founding member of… Continue reading »

Voice of Palestine (March 31st, 2013)

This week we talk with Rev. Robert Assali, Chair of the Canadian Friends of Sabeel, about their recent statement calling on the new Canadian Office of Religious Freedom to investigate Israeli abuses at Holy Week. We also discuss the Kairos Bethlehem call – “Here We Stand, Stand with us!” We closed the show with excerpts… Continue reading »

Voice of Palestine (March 23rd, 2013)

This week we talk with Professor Rashid Khalidi, from Columbia University about his new book “Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. has Undermined Peace in the Middle East”, as well as the recent visit of US President Obama to the region. Our closing piece of music is “Beirut” by the Palestinian troupe Al Ashekeen and… Continue reading »

Voice of Palestine (March 16th, 2013)

Interview with Mahmoud Abdelal /10th Anniversary of Rachel Corrie’s Murder This week we talk with Mahmoud Abdelal about the upcoming Palestinian Return Conference in Vancouver in May. Mahmoud, based in Montreal, is part of the organizing committee for the conference. Our closing piece of music was dedicated to Rachel Corrie on the 10th anniversary of… Continue reading »

Voice of Palestine (March 8th, 2013)

This week we have a frank interview with Palestinian diplomat and author, Afif Safieh, who is officially the ambassador for the Palestinian Diplomatic Corps. We will discuss with Afif his new book, The Peace Process: from Breakthrough to Breakdown, as well as the current situation in Palestine. Our closing piece of music is by the… Continue reading »

Voice of Palestine (March 2nd, 2013)

Dr. As’ad Abu Khalil: The Case Against “Israel” as part of Vancouver’s Israeli Apartheid Week

SPHR-UBC marked Israeli Apartheid Week with a series of events, one of which was a keynote address by Dr. As’ad Abu Khalil, a Lebanese American Professor of Political Science at California State University and the creator of the Angry Arab News Agency blog.

Voice of Palestine (February 21st, 2013)

This week we talk with Kevin Neish who is currently visiting Gaza for several weeks. Kevin, a long time human rights activist from Victoria and a Mavi Marmara survivor, will tell us about what he has seen and experienced in Gaza so far and the objectives for his trip there. Our closing piece of music… Continue reading »

Voice of Palestine (February 15th, 2013)

This week, we talk with Dr. Bill Dienst, the co-editor of Freedom Sailors, a new book about the Free Gaza movement and its 2008 sailing that first broke the Israeli siege on the civilian Palestinian population. Bill will talk about the book and his upcoming speaking tour in British Columbia, as well as the medical… Continue reading »

Voice of Palestine (February 9th, 2013)

This week, we talk with Sean Clinton from Ireland about the campaign calling for a boycott of Israeli diamonds. Sean will update us on why and how the campaign was formed, the limitations of the Kimberly Process in banning all “blood diamonds” and Canadian and western complicity in maintaining the Israeli diamond trade. For more… Continue reading »

Voice of Palestine (February 2nd, 2013)

This week Voice of Palestine features a wide-ranging interview with Dana Olwan, Asst. Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Syracuse University. Dana talks about the role of Palestinian women, the connection of the Palestinian grassroots movement with Idle No More and the indigenous struggle, as well as what is happening on the Palestinian scene… Continue reading »

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