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 This Week In Palestine 
 Also: Omar Karmi on current governance challenges
 Weekly Program
 Host John Roberts, informal speaker Jeff Halper
 Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)  
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Our feature presentation today is an informal conversation with Jeff Halper, Israeli activist and former prof. of Anthropology at Ben Gurion University, and a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions, an activist group that physically opposed the demolition of Palestinian homes as acts of resistance against the occupation. Jeff is a frequent guest on This Week In Palestine, and this particular conversation takes place in a restaurant where a delegation from the United States were visiting Palestine/Israel, and Jeff is asked to discuss his latest exciting project of trying to develop a constitution and structure for a progressive one-state solution. Recording a conversation with a group in a busy restaurant is a real challenge. You'll hear lots of noise. Listen carefully!

But first, some analysis of governance issues affecting the West Bank and Gaza. As most of us know, the so-called Palestinian Authority (PA) generally acts as an errand boy for Israel. For example, it recently decided to further intensify Israel's brutal punishment of Gaza for its election of Hamas. The PA effectively shut off most of the electricity Gaza needs for water and sewage treatment, not to mention household lighting, refrigeration, etc. What is going on politically? What is the future? It is a question we've been asking recently on This Week In Palestine. We begin this week with some insight into it by Omar Karmi, a former Jerusalem and Washington, DC correspondent who wrote for The National Newspaper. We provide excerpts from an article Karmi recently wrote, trying to shed light on this beyond-outrageous situation.
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.

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Jeff Halper on a constitution and structure for a progressive one-state solution
00:46:52 English 2017-10-15
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