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Archive for July, 2014

Newshour: Gaza 31/7/2014

today (thursday 31st), 2.07-2.19pm, and 9.06-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby and james coomarasamy) leads with …

Gaza assault will continue: Israeli PM “Gaza tunnels must go”.”

and …

US blames Israel over Gaza bombing: Can US be an honest broker?”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter bethany bell from jerusalem
danny danon
fawaz gerges, professor of international relations at the lse
josh earnest, white house spokesman
• bbc reporter martin patience
• professor rashid khalidi, author of “The iron cage: the story of the palestinian struggle for statehood”
daniel kurtzer former us amabassador to israel (more…)

Vanessa Feltz: my teenage diary

tomorrow morning (friday 1st), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
my teenage diary with vanessa feltz

“Comedian Rufus Hound is joined by broadcaster Vanessa Feltz, who revisits her teenage years in North London.
She spent her holidays packing knickers for her father’s lingerie firm, and a lot of the rest of the time daydreaming about being married to her teenage boyfriend.”

(more…)

The Honourable Woman: 5 of 8

this evening (thursday 31st), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2
the honourable woman (5th of 8 weekly episodes)

5. Two Hearts: As their captivity continues, we discover the secret that will bond Atika and Nessa forever.
Meanwhile, an academic in Tel Aviv working at a university funded by the Steins uncovers corruption that could have far-reaching consequences.”

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Newshour: Gaza 30/7/2014

yesterday (wednesday 30th), 2.07-2.19pm, and 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby and james coomarasamy) leads with …

Gaza: Another UN school hit: 15 killed in attack on UN school in Gaza.”

and …

More Palestinian casualties in Gaza: UN condemns Israeli strikes.”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter chris morris from jabaliya girls school
robert turner, director of unrwa
chris gunness of unrwa
• lt col peter lerner
• bbc reporter jon donnison from jerusalem
farhan haq, associate spokesperson for the un secretary-general
michael oren, former israeli ambassador to the us (more…)

Today: Philip Hammond

this morning (wednesday 30th), 8.38-8.42am, on bbc radio 4
today includes sarah montague interviewing foreign secretary philip hammond(more…)

Newshour: Gaza 29/7/2014

yesterday (tuesday 29th), 1.06-1.19pm, and 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby and james coomarasamy) leads with …

Gaza attacks intensify: Israel strikes Gaza power plant.”

and …

Smoke hangs over Gaza: Israel attacks Gaza’s power plant.”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter chris morris from gaza
• bbc reporter jon donnison from the west bank
jibril rajoub of fatah
• bbc reporter martin patience from gaza
fathi el-sheikh khalil of the gaza energy authority
• dr mads gilbert, pro-gaza activist (more…)

PM: “Disproportionate”

this afternoon (tuesday 29th) 5.00-6.00pm, on bbc radio 4
pm includes david turns of cranfield university explaining ro eddie mair the meaning of “disproportionate” in international law

(0:15:30) “There is a general misperception that if any civilians at all are killed, then that is automatically disproportionate. But what such people generally fail to say is what something is disproportionate to, and you’ve got to consider, the law requires consideration, of the legitimate military objectives of the other side as well.”

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Outlook: Claire Hajjaj

this evening (tuesday 29th), 10.06-10.30pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
outlook includes jo fidgen interviewing claire hajjaj about her childhood in kuwait, where it was necessary to conceal her jewish origin, though her mother made sure she and her brother did not lose their jewish roots …

Claire Hajaj grew up in Kuwait and the UK, in a very unusual family.
That’s because her mother is Jewish and her father is Palestinian.
Claire believes that although her parents’ relationship couldn’t ultimately survive the strain of their different backgrounds, as their child she can occupy the middle ground and give hope to others.
Her new novel, inspired by her parents, is called Ishmael’s Oranges.”

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Witness: Berthold von Stauffenberg

this morning (tuesday 29th) 9.30-9.45am, on bbc radio 4
the man who tried to kill hitler (in the witness series)

“In July 1944, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg attempted to kill Adolf Hitler by planting a briefcase bomb in a meeting at Hitler’s headquarters. The attack was supposed to be the trigger for a coup against the Nazi regime. We hear from von Stuaffenberg’s son, General Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg.”

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Newshour: Gaza 28/7/2014

yesterday evening (monday 28th), 9.07-9.14pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) leads with …

Gaza playground hit by explosions: Israel denies attack involvement.”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter martin patience from al-shifa hospital
• lt-col peter lerner (more…)

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