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 This Week In Palestine 
 Weekly Program
 Host John Roberts, speaker Diana Buttu
 Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)  
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This week’s feature presentation is a speech given by Palestinian attorney Diana Buttu. It is an historical analysis of what happened to the so-called peace process, which, as she details has been bogus from the beginning. What is interesting is that her speech was given in 2010. We feature it today because it is timeless. It was given on the eve of what has become known as the proximity negotiations, which of course were unsuccessful because Israel has never been serious about accepting an equal Palestinian presence in historic Palestine. Now, over 5 years later, we know how correct Diana Buttu was, and still is, in her analysis. She ends by outlining a way forward, a realistic way forward that can help us deal with the current realities in Palestine/Israel.

But first: Just a few weeks ago, we had Nidal Al-Azraq on this show, discussing the desperate shortages of water in Palestine, and in the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem in particular. Now, you can help Nidal and his organization 1for3 raise much-needed funds for their work. 1for3 is planning a 5K Walk for Water along the Charles River in Cambridge on Saturday, April 23rd. To walk or support 1for3's fundraising effort, go to

Also: We have been following the court case of Palestinian/American organizer Rasmea Odeh, and there is some good news as reported in a story written by Ali AbuNimah in the Electronic Intifada, which you will hear. Odeh has faced conviction, rescission of her U.S. citizenship, and deportation for failing on her citizenship application to report her long-ago conviction in a sham Israeli court. That was based on a false confession obtained by torturing her. An Appeals Court has now vacated her U.S. conviction, overruling certain findings by US District Judge Gershwin Drain. She is now in line for another trial with fairer rules, this time allowing evidence of the effect of being tortured ... unless Judge Drain can come up with another excuse for excluding it.
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.

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Partial Victory for Rasmea Odeh; Diane Buttu's timeless analysis and outline of the way forward
00:47:44 English 2016-03-06
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