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Israeli forces mortally wound Nilin teenager after funeral

On 29 July, Israeli forces shot and killed a ten-year-old boy in Nilin, Ahmed Mousa, in the head with live ammunition fired from an M16, on Tuesday evening. Around the time of the funeral procession for Ahmed Mousa last night, Israeli occupation forces returned to the village and opened fire on villagers, shooting another young Palestinian teenager in the head. 

Transcript: Israeli military kills 10-year-old in Nilin

Israeli forces shot and killed a 10-year-old Palestinian boy yesterday evening in the West Bank village of Nilin. Ahmed Mousa was shot in the head by live ammunition, according to eyewitnesses, as he was leaving an area that was being targeted with rubber-coated steel bullets by the Israeli military during a demonstration against the annexation wall built on the village land. 

Ali Abunimah and Jonathan Cook discuss Israel's "generous offers" on Flashpoints

EI co-founder Ali Abunimah and EI contributor and author Jonathan Cook were interviewed on Flashpoints radio out of Berkeley, California on Monday, 7 December 2007. The two were invited on just days before US President George W. Bush’s first ever presedential visit to the Middle East and discussed past Israeli “generous offers” including Camp David in 2000, and Ehud Olmert’s continued policy of ethnic cleansing. 

Ali Abunimah discusses the recent fighting in Lebanon on Flashpoints

EI co-founder Ali Abunimah was interviewed on Flashpoints Radio on Wednesday, 23 May 2007. He joined host Nora Barrows-Friedman to discuss the corporate media’s response to the refugee issue in Lebanon within the context of the latest fighting in Nahr al-Bared camp between the Lebanese military and Fatah al-Islam. Abunimah told Barrows-Friedman, “It’s amazing how much context is missing from the corporate media … I have seen them [Fatah al-Islam] portrayed in the US media as a Palestinian group, they are not a Palestinian group.” 

Ali Abunimah discusses the persecution of Azmi Bishara on Flashpoints

EI co-founder Ali Abunimah was interviewed on Flashpoints Radio on Monday, 7 May 2007. He joined host Nora Barrows-Friedman to discuss the persecution of Azmi Bishara, who recently resigned from the Israeli Kenesset and is now effectively living in exile, unable to return to his country. Abunimah told Barrows-Friedman, “The reason Israel announced the investigation when Bishara was outside the country, and then … announced that he could face the death penalty if he returned, was that Israel wants him out of the country because they do not want the Palestinian community in Israel to be galvanized around the message of democracy…” 

EI's Ali Abunimah discusses Rice trip on Flashpoints

EI co-founder Ali Abunimah was interviewed on Flashpoints Radio on Tuesday, 20 February 2007. He discussed the previous day’s talks in Jerusalem with Condoleezza Rice as she presses for Bush’s vision for a future Palestinian state. He told host Nora Barrows-Friedman, “The United States and Israel expect Abbas to act as their quisling, really, just a collaborator representing them. And Abbas’ transgressions in their books are that he has placed the desire among Palestinians for unity and democracy above the demands of the occupier and the United States.” 

Audio Report: General Strike 2007

Listen to an interview with Bilal El-Amine on KPFA’s Flashpoints. This interview outlines the realities of the general strike called by Lebanon’s opposition movement lead by Hezbollah and the Free Patriotic Movement. This interview addresses the central political demands of the Lebanese opposition, which center on the neo-liberal economic policies of the current Lebanese government backed by international financial institutions like the IMF and World Bank. Bilal El-Amine also addresses the connections between the current Lebanese opposition movement and the 2006 Israeli strike on Lebanon. 

EI's Ali Abunimah discusses "One Country" on Flashpoints

On October 20, EI co-founder Ali Abunimah appeared on Flashpoints Radio to discuss his new book: One Country, a Bold Proposal to the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse. The program also features excerpts from his recent speech in Oakland, California. Listen to Ali discuss the need to break through the current impasse of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and hear his proposal for a better future for all concerned parties. “Flashpoints” is KPFA’s newsmagazine, regularly featuring voices of resistance, education and information from around the world. It airs every weekday at 5 PM PST on KPFK

EI discusses "diplomacy" in Lebanon on Flashpoints

On July 26, Ali Abunimah of electronicIntifada.net and electronicLebanon.net appeared on “Flashpoints” on Berkeley’s Pacifica affiliate, KPFA, interviewed by Flashpoints host Dennis Bernstein. Abunimah discussed the “pre-planned failure of diplomacy” in Lebanon, as reports of a “breakdown of diplomacy in Rome” are heard. Also featured on this episode of Flashpoints is Bilal El-Amine, the former editor of Left Turn magazine now on the ground in Southern Lebanon, providing frontline news and reports. “Flashpoints” is KPFA’s daily newsmagazine, regularly featuring voices of resistance, education and information from around the world. 

EI's Ali Abunimah speaks about the Israeli attacks on Lebanon

On July 13th, Flashpoints Radio hosted Electronic Intifada cofounder, Ali Abunimah, for a discussion of the Israeli attacks on Lebanon. Today, Israeli fighter jets stuck deep inside Lebanon, killing over 50 including 15 children and a family of ten. “Israel is complaining now that its sovereign territory was violated by Hizballah… When did Israel ever respect the sovereign territory of any of its neighbors? Israel occupied Southwest Syria. There are 30,000 Israeli settlers cultivating wine and enjoying the Golan Heights and claiming God gave it to them.” Flashpoints News Radio broadcasts every weekday at 5:00PM Pacific Time on 94.1 FM, from Berkeley, California. Interviewer: Dennis Bernstein.