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 This Week In Palestine 
 Weekly Program
 Host John Roberts, speaker Gideon Levy
 Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)  
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) 
Today we feature the courageous, indefatigable, Israeli journalist, Gideon Levy, who personifies the term speaking truth to power. Gideon Levy writes for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, and is frequent speaker sounding the Palestinian narrative not only in the heart of Israel, but throughout the world. We feature him on This Week In Palestine whenever we can. This excellent presentation was given at Brandeis University.

Before that, our host reports on a ruling by the Massachusetts Ethics Commission that makes one wonder where one ever might find an honest politician. The context is the recent acceptance by nine state Senators of luxury junkets to Israel worth over $4000 apiece, while at the very same time the Senate had anti-BDS bills pending before it. The trips were organized and paid for by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Boston (JCRC). Needless to say, JCRC did not include a visit to Occupied Palestine in this junket.

On its face, the Conflict of Interest Law bars legislators from taking gifts like this from partisans. Accordingly, an ethics complaint was filed by Massachusetts Peace Action.

The Ethics Commission summarily dismissed the complaint, claiming that no action was necessary because the Senators had filed the required paperwork, which "included their determination that the travel served a legitimate public purpose." In other words, the JCRC trip didn't violate the Conflict Of Interest Law because the Senators said it didn't.
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 5-8-2016 Download Program Podcast
Gideon Levy speaks, and an outrageous ruling by the Massachusetts Ethics Commission
00:47:56 English 2016-05-08
 Brandeis U. and Cambridge MA
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