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Archive for May, 2017

Sunday: Manchester bombing

this morning (sunday 28th), 7.40-7.54am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by martin bashir) concludes with …

Martin Bashir talks to three faith leaders to have been involved in the response to the Manchester concert bomb attack attack:
• Bishop of Manchester the Right Rev David Walker
• Imam Irfan Chishti
• Rabbi Daniel Walker.
They discuss what needs to be done now to bring communities together, and how best to harness the generous spirit witnessed in Manchester this week.”


Bowen on death

this afternoon (friday 26th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
the nearness of death (last of 10 episodes of the our man in the middle east series)

“BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen describes the worst day of his working life – the day he and his colleagues came under fire from the Israeli Defence Force.
Bowen’s driver Abed Takkoush was hit when the crew of an Israeli tank fired a shell across the border wire into Lebanon. It hit the back of his Mercedes taxi while he was sitting in the driver’s seat phoning his son.”
Fighters in every war, on every side, dehumanise their enemies. They regard them as something less than living and breathing people who can feel love and fear and happiness. That way, it’s much easier to kill.

(see also from our own correspondent of 29th may 2016, still available from 0:23:00 to 0:28:00 at (more…)

P4t: Marks 24/5/2017

yesterday morning (wednesday 24th), 5.44-5.48am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by laura marks

We are all in this together: Unity, comfort and reassurance during times of sorrow.”


Newshour: Palestinian reaction

this evening (tuesday 23rd), 9.20-9.25pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

Palestinian reaction to President Trump’s visit”

including interview with …
• fatah spokesman ziad abuzayyad (more…)

Newshour: peace process

this evening (monday 22nd), 9.07-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) leads with …

President Trump becomes the first sitting US President to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem and says he is optimistic about chances for a peace deal in the Middle East.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ben james
sharren haskel, likud mk
akiva eldar, author, and columnist with al-monitor (more…)

Newsday: Jerusalem discussion

this morning (monday 22nd), 5.07-5.13am, 5.23-5.28am, 5.34-5.38am, 5.56-5.59am, 6.10-6.17am, 6.19-6.25am, 6.33-6.40am, 6.44-6.50am, 6.54-6.59am, 7.07-7.13am, 7.19-7.24am, 7.33-7.40am, 7.45-7.50am, 7.55-7.59am, 8.07-8.09am, and 8.19-8.29am, on bbc world service radio
newsday (presented by ben james) leads with a discussion from jerusalem while waiting for donald trump, including contributions from …
abe katsman counsel to republicans overseas
elisa simon student, activist in the israeli labour party
hani al-alami, jerusalem palestinian enterpreneur
• tour guide david eisenstadt
• bbc reporter philip hamspheir
vera sajrawi, an arab-israeli producer for al-jazeera english
• tour guide david eisenstadt
• freelance reporter naomi zaboif
• east jerusalem journalist ibrahim husseini
mike evans, founder of the friends of zion museum
riman barakat, ceo of experience palestine
yisrael medad, a spokesperson for the yesha council
nimala harufa of fatah youth
• former us ambassador to israel daniel shapiro (more…)

P4t: Kendler 22/5/2017

this morning (monday 22nd), 5.45-5.49am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by maureen kendler

Life in colour: ‘I love the way Marc Chagall saw the world in vivid technicolour before such a thing was invented’.”


True Venetian

tonight (monday 22nd), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
islanders (2nd of 5 episodes of the true venetian series) (presented by polly coles)

“Polly begins in the medieval Jewish cemetery on the Lido and discusses how the island geography of Venice has allowed segregated and separate communities to evolve.”


Newshour: Trump in Israel

this afternoon (monday 22nd), 2.07-2.19pm, and 2.51-2.55pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) leads with …

“US President Donald Trump has begun a visit to Israel by warning of the threat posed by Iran if it acquires nuclear weapons.
President Trump is continuing his first foreign trip, and flew to Israel directly from Saudi Arabia.”

including contributions from …
donald trump
benjamin netanyahu
mustafa barghouti
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• former us ambassador to israel daniel shapiro
• bbc reporter lyse doucet (more…)

Bowen on history

[despite the bbc’s introduction, this programme is jeremy bowen’s comprehensice partial history of the israel/palestine conflict]
this afternoon (friday 19th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
crossing the divide (6th of 15 episodes of the our man in the middle east series)

“BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen was only trying to warm his home during the winter in Jerusalem. During the process, he discovered that the Palestinians are even at loggerheads over simple things like heating.
‘It’s a place where the conflict is always in your face. So is religion,’ he says.”


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