The Promised City

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High on a hill in the West Bank, between Ramallah and Nablus, an extraordinary Palestinian city is being built: Rawabi - meaning hills. It will be the first planned city in the history of Palestine and will become home to some 40,000 Palestinians by the end of 2013, or so it is planned. This project is the brainchild and passion of Palestinian businessman and multibillionaire Bashar Masri.

License to kill

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As Australia’s state parliaments debate euthanasia bills, the hysteria surrounding the issue is matched only by its ethical complexity and the number of heart-rending stories it generates.

Is it the ultimate act of blasphemy, a wrecking ball at the heart of the medical profession, legalised murder of the vulnerable, or a victory for compassion and personal choice?

We join euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke as he runs ‘Confronting Suicide’ workshops, and ‘Right to Life’ campaigner Paul Russell who is determined to bring him down.

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