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 This Week In Palestine 
 Before that: Tufts SJC's response to "antisemitism" smear
 Weekly Program
 Host John Roberts, conversants Ilan Pappé and Maha Rod, commentator Nancy Murray
 Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)  
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Our feature presentation today is a conversation between Israeli historian Ilan Pappé and Maha Rod of KinderUSA. They discuss the current situation in Gaza and throughout the West Bank during the COVID-19 pandemic, a matter of elevated concern, to say the least. We begin with Maha Rod outlining the work of KinderUSA in Gaza.

Before this, we introduce the ongoing story of the Tufts University administration’s attack on Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Once again, the Zionist forces are exploiting the ignorance and cowardice of typical administrator types in an effort to smear and impede organizations that campaign for justice for Palestinians.

Tufts University's Office for Campus Life hands out awards to student organizations every year, and its 2020 Collaboration Award was given to Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The award "is given in recognition of a co-sponsored program that demonstrates synergy and success as a result of working together." That wasn't good enough for Tufts President Anthony Monaco after he was approached by ADL and B'nai Brith with the all-too-common specious accusation of "antisemitism."

In response, letters supporting Tufts SJC began pouring in. SJC's own statement: "It is extremely disheartening to see the Tufts administration push forward these harmful and baseless narratives—both for Arab students in our club who remain constant targets of racist accusations and baseless smear campaigns that delegitimize their organizing efforts, and for the Jewish students and organizations involved in this campaign whom [Monaco] entirely erases."

We read one of the letters in support sent by the The Alliance For Water Justice in Palestine. It was drafted by one of its distinguished members, Nancy Murray.
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 has been 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's permanent archives back thru 1-6-2008. 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.

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Ilan Pappé and Maha Rod of KinderUSA on COVID-19 in Gaza and the West Bank
00:44:26 English 2020-05-27
 Cambridge MA
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