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 This Week In Palestine 
 Weekly Program
 Host John Roberts, speakers Aseel Al Bajeh and Budour Hassen
 Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)  
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The struggle to save Sheikh Jarrah for Palestinians is a long one. In fact, in 2008, while on a delegation to Palestine, we personally visited Sheikh Jarrah during one of the earliest settler takeovers of a Palestinian dwelling in the complex. Israeli settlers had literally occupied a portion of a Palestinian home and lived there simultaneously in the house while the original owners were still living there. This is exactly what is still happening today as settlers are attempting to seize the entire development. Sheikh Jarrah was established by the Jordanian government in 1950 to provide homes for Palestinian driven off their land by as a result of the Israeli military invasions of 1948 and 1967. Yet the occupying Jews are claiming they are recovering their land, which was stolen by Palestinians. The claim is outrageous. Deeds to the land owned by Palestinians go all the way back to the Ottoman Empire.

Here to discuss the current situation in Sheikh Jarrah are Aseel Al Bajeh, legal researcher and Advocacy Officer at Al Haq, and author and journalist, Budour Hassen. The conversation is moderated by Lara Friedman, executive director of the Foundation for Middle East Peace in Washington, DC.
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 by navigating through our playlists. (At this important time, TJR airs occasional 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 5-16-2021 Download Program Podcast
Aseel Al Bajeh and Budour Hassen on the struggle to save Sheikh Jarrah
00:52:00 English 2021-05-16
 Washington DC and Cambridge MA
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