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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…)

6oN: Kerry’s speech

this afternoon (wednesday 28th), 6.03-6.08pm, on bbc radio 4
six o’clock news (presented by susan rae) leads with …

“The American secretary of state John Kerry has warned that hopes for peace in the Middle East are being destroyed, with “events on the ground” putting prospects for a viable two-state solution in jeopardy.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter paul adams
• bbc reporter yolande knell
naftali bennett (more…)

PM: Kerry’s speech

this afternoon (wednesday 28th), 5.05-5.11pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) leads with …

“What can we make of the speech by John Kerry?”

including interview with …
• political scientist ian bremmer (more…)

Today: Robi Damelin

thia morning (tuesday 27th), 6.51-6.56am, on bbc radio 4
today includes (an item chosen by guest editor, actress carey mulligan) …

“In March 2002 Robi Damelin’s son, David, was shot by a Palestinian sniper while serving in the Israeli army.
Rather than feel hatred towards the people who killed her son Robi wanted to reach out to other grieving parents, both Israeli and Palestinian.”


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