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 This Week In Palestine 
 Weekly Program
 Host John Roberts, speaker Ilan Pappé
 Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)  
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) 
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This week we'll hear historian Ilan Pappé as he discusses the themes in his 2017 book, The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories. It's a portrait of the devastating military occupation of Palestine today. He is speaking in Washington DC.

Here's Amazon's description:

"Israeli expat historian Pappé ... boldly and persuasively argues for understanding the occupied territories as the world’s 'largest ever mega-prison' ... Pappé’s conclusions won’t be welcome in all quarters but this detailed history is rigorously supported by primary sources."
―★ Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Following his critically acclaimed investigation of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in the 1940s, renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappé turns his attention to the annexation and occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, bringing us the first comprehensive critique of the Occupied Territories.

"Based on groundbreaking archival research, NGO records, and eyewitness accounts, Pappé's investigation of the 'bureaucracy of evil' explores the brutalizing effects of occupation, from the systematic abuse of human and civic rights, the IDF roadblocks, mass arrests, and house searches to the forced population transfer, the settlers, and the infamous wall that is rapidly turning the West Bank into an open prison. Providing a sharp contrast with life in Israel, this is a brilliantly incisive and moving portrait of daily life in the Occupied Territories."
Begun in 2004, This Week In Palestine (a weekly 8am feature of Truth and Justice Radio (TJR) is an award-winning 45-minute (or more) segment of news from Palestine and discussion of issues relevant to the Palestinians' struggle for freedom from Israel's brutal military occupation and colonization of their homeland. It speaks from the point of view of Palestinians and those who care about them. TJR is aired Sundays 6-10am ET on WZBC 90.3FM, Newton, MA, also streamed live and archived for two weeks at; TJR's modest website,, has a link to This Week In Palestine archives back thru 1-6-2008; editions are also accessible at TJR sometimes airs Palestine coverage IN ADDITION to that provided by This Week In Palestine. We hope you'll write to us at if you rebroadcast our work, or have questions or comments. Stay tuned!

 This Week in Palestine 9-15-2019 Download Program Podcast
Ilan Pappé on his 2017 book, The Biggest Prison on Earth
00:50:45 English 2019-09-15
 Washington DC and Cambridge MA
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