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 This Week In Palestine 
 Weekly Program
 Host John Roberts, participants Haider Eid and Omar Barghouti
 Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)  
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Today we focus on Omar Barghouti, one of the founders and current leaders of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The BDS movement has enjoyed enormous success throughout the world, so much so that it has become the target of the Israeli propaganda machine. Stopping the BDS movement has become a major goal of Israel's legislation strategy in the United States, both at the national and state level, including Massachusetts. Anti-BDS legislation is currently pending at the State House, while Israel has been providing all-expense-paid propaganda tours to legislators.

At the moment, Israel has silenced Omar Barghouti by arresting and detaining him and slapping him with a gag order. Thus today it seems fitting that we feature his voice, his published words, and his fearless campaign for justice for Palestine. His actions are playing an enormous role in isolating Israel and portraying it truthfully as a pariah nation. Obviously, Israel's assaults are impeding his travels throughout the world, speaking, organizing, and promoting the BDS movement.

And BDS is working. If it were not, Israel would not be going all out to stop it.

We present a message on this by Haider Eid, professor and journalist who writes from Gaza. Following that, some spoken and written words by Barghouti himself.

After this episode was aired, Barghouti finally got released and allowed to travel to the USA; three weeks down the road, we'll have him again.

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 live and archived for two weeks at; TJR's website,, has a link to This Week In Palestine archives back thru 1-6-2008; editions are also accessible at or by navigating through our playlists. (At this important time, TJR has been airing 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 4-16-2017 Download Program Podcast
Detained, muzzled, and celebrated: BDS leader Omar Barghouti
00:44:19 English 2017-04-16
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