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Newshour: Gaza aftermath

this afternoon (saturday 17th), 1.13-1.19pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 5.21pm on pm on bbc radio 4)
newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

“Hundreds of rockets were fired from Gaza, killing a Palestinian man in southern Israel, while there were widespread Israeli airstikes on the strip leavinsg 7 people dead.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• dr adnan al-wahedi, gaza city
kim phillips, israeli resident one mile from border
yuval, israeli resident
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yesterday evening (friday 16th), 10.34-10.40pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

Facebook is under fire, again. The social media giant has terminated its relationship with a Washington-based consulting firm, Definers Public Affairs, after it came to light the company was using an anti-semitic narrative to undermine Facebook’s critics by among other things drawing attention to their ties with the prominent philanthropist George Soros.”

including interview with …
laura silber, of the Open Society Foundations

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45414656)
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Witness: Lisa Cooper

last tuesday morning (13th november), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
jewish in imperial russia: lisa cooper (interviewed by dina newman) (in the witness series)

Pearl Unikow was a young woman who grew up in a segregated Jewish community in Russia before WW1. Her stories, recorded in Yiddish in the 1970s, provide a rare account of traditional Jewish life. Her granddaughter Lisa Cooper wrote a book based on those recordings: A Forgotten Land: Growing Up in the Jewish Pale.”

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this morning (friday 16th), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4
hella pick (interviewed by lauren laverne) (in the desert island discs series)
including …
ravel’s melodie hebraique: kaddish, with singer nina koshetz

Born in Vienna in 1929, she was raised by her mother who, in March 1939, put her on a Kindertransport train to Britain to escape the Nazis. Her mother was able to follow her to England a few months later and Hella spent her formative years in the Lake District.
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P4t: Gelfand 14/11/2018

yesterday morning (wednesday 14th), 5.45-5.48am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

The value of curiosity: ‘While words may not change, we do’.”

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Newshour: Lieberman resigns

today (wednesday 14th), 2.36-2.42pm and 9.40-9.45pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez and paul henley) includes …

“The defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman, has resigned from the government, pulling his right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party out of the coalition. Why? Because of the cabinet’s decision to accept a truce ending what’s been the most intense fighting there for four years.”
Can a ceasefire in Gaza hold?

including interview with…
amos harel of haaretz
jamie mcgoldrick, un humanitarian coordinator
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Newshour: Gaza ceasefire?

this evening (tuesday 13th), 9.06-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) leads with …

Hamas says it’s agreed to a ceasefire in its hostilities with Israel. Israel says it reserves the right to strike inside Gaza. But how to stop the violence for good?”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• dr adnan al-wahedi, gaza city
einav shimoni, border resident
• civil engineer majd masharawi
sigal ariely, ashkelon
ilan goldenberg, director, middle east security program, centre for a new american security
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