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 This Week In Palestine 
  Her new book: "Understanding Israel/Palestine: Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict"
 Weekly Program
 Host John Roberts, BC professor Eve Spangler, and Israeli Jeff Halper
 Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)  
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This episode features an interview with Boston College Professor Eve Spangler, who teaches a very special course on the Israel-Palestine conflict. This course includes a trip to Israel-Palestine during the winter semester break in January of each year. Professor Spangler has now written a book, a kind of primer on the conflict titled "Understanding Israel/Palestine: Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict" (Sense Publishers, 2015). She brings the disciplines of sociology and anthropology to the analysis of the conflict, making it a unique, interesting and important read. Our host recently sat down with Spangler to discuss her book and her course at BC.

In the course of this interview, Spangler pointed out that Israel is using its occupation of Palestine as a weapons lab for the development of new military weapons and surveillance systems, which it markets to the world. In fact, that is its major industry.

Following that interview: Jeff Halper, an Israeli anthropologist and activist, has written a new book on this very issue. You will hear much more about this in the future, in fact Jeff Halper is due to be in Boston in February talking about his book. Meanwhile, we present a recorded clip previewing his new book "War against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification" (Pluto Press, 2015).
This Week In Palestine (a weekly part of Truth and Justice Radio) is an award-winning three-quarter-hour 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. It's a regular part of Truth and Justice Radio, aired Sundays 6-10am ET on WZBC 90.3FM, Newton, MA, streaming and archived for two weeks at; TJR's website,, has a link to This Week In Palestine archives back thru 1-6-2008; earlier editions are obtainable from or by navigating through our playlists. (At this important time, TJR has been airing a lot of 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.

 This Week In Palestine 12-6-2015 Download Program Podcast
Spangler examines Israel's claim that it needs 'security' instead of human rights
00:49:24 English 2015-12-06
 Cambridge and Newton, MA
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