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Late last month, James Godfrey and Michael Coleman from Free Gaza Australia presented a global petition with more than 11,000 signatures to the Egyptian Consulate in Sydney demanding Egypt’s interim government to:
permanently open the Rafah crossing, leave the tunnels alone, and to work to open all of Gaza‘s borders to allow Palestinians to travel and trade via air and sea.
They handed the petition to Consular official, Ahmed Morsy. An interview of James Godfrey with SBS Radio in Australia can be heard here:
Radio interview: David Heap from Gaza’s Ark updates us on the new construction, and also significant worldwide developments in Palestine solidarity.
David Heap from Gaza's Ark updates us on the new construction, and also significant worldwide developments in Palestine solidarity.
A radio interview with Gaza's Ark Steering Committee member Ehab Lotayef. He speaks of recent purchase of boat in Gaza and refurbishing efforts. Gaza's Ark is getting ready to sail with Palestinian products on board for export.
Canadian Boat to Gaza delegate Jim Manly, a former Member of Parliament and United Church minister, who travelled aboard the Estelle last October in order to break the blockade of Gaza, explains how he became interested in the situation in Gaza, the boarding of the Estelle, and solidarity with Gaza today.
Robert Naiman is Policy Director at Just Foreign Policy. Naiman has worked as a policy analyst and researcher at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch. He has masters degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Illinois and has studied and worked in the Middle East.
He has recently written an article published in the Huffington Post, "Flotilla 3.0: Redeeming Obama's Palestine speech with Gaza's Ark", re-posted on this website.
You can hear a follow up radio interview he gave on March 26 on WBAI Free Speech Radio in New York.
You can hear his interview here. It starts at 39:15 minutes.
A-Infos Radio Project interviews Gaza Ark member David Heap on what is going on in Gaza, and the lack of a response to Israel's aggression within European and North American capitals.
The interview took place on November 19 when the Israeli attack on Gaza was still going on before the cease-fire. However, the issues that David discusses are still current today: Israeli targetting of innocent civilians under an illegal blockade and the uneven balance of forces that allows Israeli military incursions into Gaza.
The recent unprovoked attack on Gaza was attributed to a perverse political campaign towards elections that Netanyahu faces in Israel early next year. The governments of most European countries, Canada and the US have remained silent during the attack on Gaza, but David states that any change in the so called Palestinian-Israeli conflict must be triggered by the international civil society by calling on politicians to put an end to Israel's occupation.
Hear the full interview here.
A cease-fire was brokered by Egypt on November 21.
Rick Cluff host of the CBC radio program The Early Edition interviews Jim Manly by phone.
While the expected obligation of the Canadian government was to provide support and demand for the immediate release of Jim Manly from Israeli detention, Jim makes it very clear that the focus should remain on the rights of the 1.6 million Palestinians of Gaza.
Sandra Ruch is a veteran Canadian Boat to Gaza and Freedom Waves organiser. She explains Greta Berlin’s new book tour in Canada. The book Freedom Sailors: The Maiden Voyage of the Free Gaza movement and how we succeeded in spite of ourselves is about the first two boats that managed to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza. She also introduces the new international project ‘Gaza’s Ark’ and why we still need to raise awareness about the situation in Gaza.