for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

this morning (wednesday 20th), 8.33-8.50am (repeated this evening, 5.05-5.23pm), on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
business daily is devoted to (2nd of 4 daily reports about the economies of gaza the west bank and israel) …

The headaches of doing business in the occupied West Bank”

including interviews with …
• palestinian-american businessman sam bahour
alber jiacoman, director of an envelopes exporting business in bethlehem
mohammad mustafa, palestinian economy minister (and former deputy prime minister)
• colonel grisha yakubovich, head of the civil department of COGAT

“Marie Keyworth speaks to a paper manufacturer, an accountant working for the Palestinian Authority and an American-Palestinian businessman, among others.
The territory’s economy must handle everything from prolonged delays at checkpoints to widespread youth unemployment, to the withholding of tax revenues by the Israeli government.
Marie also speaks to the Israel Defence Force about how it balances its mandate to provide Israeli citizens with security against the threat of terrorist attack, against the needs of Palestinians to find work and enjoy an acceptable standard of living.”
(if you miss it, available at


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