for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

this afternoon (sunday 21st), 12.05-1.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
jordan: redrawing the middle east, a public debate, presented by lyse doucet, with panellists …
khaled fahmy of the american university in cairo
mouin rabbani of the institute of palestine studies
ali mahafza of the university of jordan

A public debate from Amman in Jordan, with a panel of three expert historians – in partnership with the British Council.
The programme considers the impact of World War One and how its aftermath still overshadows the political landscape of the Middle East.
The Arab Revolt, launched by the Hashemite dynasty during World War One, unified resistance to the Ottomans and triggered the end of their rule of the Arab world. Strong hopes of a unified Arab state were dashed. Instead a patchwork of mandates, protectorates and colonial rule followed with a promise from the British prime minister that Jewish people would be given a “national home in Palestine”.
Theatre director Lina al-Tal presents a specially-commissioned essay on ‘redrawing the map’.”

(if you miss it, available at


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