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Archive for December, 2016

W@1: May vs Kerry

this afternoon (friday 30th), 1.17-1.20pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by shaun ley) includes …

“This provoked a rebuke from Downing Street, which said that it was not appropriate for Mr Kerry to criticise the composition of another country’s government

including interview with …
• foreign affairs select committee chairman crispin blunt
(if you missed it, available from 0:17:00 to 0:20:30 at

WHYS: Trump and Israel

this afternoon (thursday 29th), 4.07-4.27pm, on bbc world service radio
world have your say (presented by chloe tilley) leads with…

What will the Trump Presidency mean for Israel?
The president-elect tweeted “we cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect” after a UN Security Council resolution condemned Israeli settlement construction.
We’ll hear a group of Israelis discuss the imminent change of government in Washington.”

with contributions from …
gideon from jerusalem
stuart from bet shemesh
• dr gaby freilich from gush etzion (a settlement) (more…)

Newshour: George Mitchell

this afternoon (thursday 29th), 2.37-2.44pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

The problem is that US policy … is to encourage the two sides to come together for negotiations, to reach an agreement that would provide security for Israelis and a non-militariseed state for the Palestinians, and I fear that the consequence of the resolution is to drive both parties in just the opposite direction.”

including interview with …
• former us speeial envoy for middle east peace george mitchell (more…)

Today: Kerry’s speech

this morning (thursday 29th), 7.51-7.58am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain and sarah montague) includes …

“US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has said the prospect of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is in grave jeopardy.”

including interview with …
lord levy (more…)

Twt: Kerry’s speech

this evening (wednesday 28th), 10.08-10.20pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by shaun ley) leads with …

“In some ways, this speech was a cry of frustration.”

including interviews with …
husam zomlot of fatah
robert danin (more…)

Newshour: Kerry v Netanyahu

this evening (wednesday 28th), 9.07-9.19pm and 9.36-9.44pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) leads with …

Is the Two-State Solution Dead?
US Secretary of State John Kerry defends US approach to Israel after UN vote on settlements and warns that a two-state solution is in serious jeopardy.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expresses deep disappointment over the speech and condemns it as biased.”

including interviews with …
john kerry
benjamin netanyahu
husam zomlot of fatah
aaron david miller
(if you missed it, available from 0:01:00 to 0:13:00 and from 0:30:00 to 0:38:00 at and at

Newshour: Israel’s options

this afternoon (wednesday 28th), 2.36-2.45pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

What can John Kerry say or do to salvage an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement based on a two-state solution, the more so when Israel is eagerly anticipating a Trump administration which wants to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, and is sympathetic to the construction of more Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian land?”

including contributions from …
• jerusalem councillor hanan rubin
• labour mk merav michaeli
• professor bernard avishai (more…)

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