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Archive for July, 2017

Tftd: Sacks 28/7/2017

(for some reason, this has been removed from the general index at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00szxv6/clips)

this morning (friday 28th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

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(if you missed it, available, soon with transcript, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p059xbj9)

Newshour: Security removed

this afternoon (thursday 27th), 2.07-2.19pm, and 2.36-2.42pm, on bbc world service radio (partly repeated 9.25pm)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) leads with …

Israel Removes Security Measures at Jerusalem Holy Site: Muslim leaders have lifted a boycott of Islam’s third holiest site in East Jerusalem after the last remnants of Israel’s recently installed security apparatus were taken away.”

including contributions from …
abdul azim salhab, head of the jerusalem waqf council
yuval steinitz
nasser al-qudwa, fatah media and culture commissioner
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• un special coordinator nikolay mladenov (more…)

P4t: Belovski 26/7/2017

this morning (wednesday 26th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

Loneliness: ‘A room full of people is not necessarily a room full of people together’.”

(more…)

Today: Jerusalem tension

this morning (wednesday 26th), 8.49-8.54am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson ) includes …

Tensions remain high in Jerusalem after a 12-day crisis over the holy site of the Temple Mount – or Haram al Sharif.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
gilad erdan, minister of public security
adnan al-husayni, “palestinian governor of jerusalem”
• bereaved relative suzanne abu ghanem
• bereaved relative michal salomon (more…)

Newshour: Muslim boycott

this afternoon and evening (tuesday 25th), 2.36-2.44pm, on bbc world service radio, and 10.36 to 10.42pm on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) leads with, and the world tonight (presented by ritulah shah) includes, …

Muslim officials say they will maintain their boycott for now of the Temple Mount or Haram al Sharif in Jerusalem, despite the Israeli government’s decision to remove controversial metal detectors.”

including interviews with …
mustafa barghouti
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• deputy foreign minister tzipi hotovely
• former middle east negotiator aaron david miller (more…)

Newsday: metal detectors

this morning (tuesday 25th), 7.07-7.11am, and 8.06-8.10am, on bbc world service radio
newsday: israel removes flashpoint holy site metal detectors leads with …

The Israeli government has decided to remove metal detectors from a holy site in Jerusalem that had provoked violent protests by Palestinians”

including interviews with …
• palestinian reporter ibrahim hossein
• i24 presenter eylon aslan levy
(if you missed it, available from 0:01:00 to 0:04:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p058zhr1#playt=57s, and from 0:00:30 to 0:04:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p058zhwb#playt=38s)
(more…)

Today: lessening tension

BBC bias: the BBC even-handedly equates the stabbing to death of 3 israelis in their home with the killing of 4 palestinians violently attacking security forces (one of whom was killed by his own molotov cocktail)
this morning (tuesday 25th), 7.16-7.21am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson ) includes …

“In the early hours of the morning, Israeli ministers decided to stop the use of metal detectors at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site after the new security measures set off deadly unrest.
Will this lessen the tensions which have led to the deaths of three Israelis and four Palestinians in recent days?”

including interviews with …
• palestinian ambassador manuel hassassian
• former mossad director efraim halevy, former head of israel’s national security council, and former director of mossad (more…)

Newshour: Amman Embassy

this evening (sunday 23rd), 9.06-9.09pm, and 9.58-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) leads and concludes with …

Shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman kills at least one person.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter alan johnston
• eye-witness zakariya ashour (more…)

FOOC: Gaza power struggle

yesterday morning (saturday 22nd), 11.31-11.37am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

The Heat Is On: Gaza’s power struggle: the city where mains electricity is available for two hours a day.
The UN has said that conditions in Gaza are becoming increasingly “unlivable”. Education and healthcare are declining and energy is becoming increasingly scarce.
Yolande Knell visits some old acquaintances to find out how Gazans are managing.”

(more…)

Newshour: Clashes in Jerusalem

last friday evening (21st july), 9.32-9.36pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by rebeccca kesby) includes …

Clashes in Jerusalem today over restricted access to religious sites. Palestinians are angry that many have been prevented from praying at the Al Aqsa Mosque.”

including report from …
* bbc reporter tom bateman (more…)

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