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Newshour: Bahrain conference

this evening (monday 20th), 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) leads with …

Palestinians boycott US-led economic conference:

Palestinian officials say they won’t attend a US led conference in Bahrain aimed at bolstering the economies of the occupied West Bank and Gaza. The Palestinians say they won’t participate, and that nobody can negotiate on their behalf.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tim franks 

aryeh eldad, former mk, resident of kfar adumim

shabtai shavit, former director of mossad

ahmed majdalani, palestinian minister for social development 

ziad khalil abu zayyad, spokesman for fatah 

(more…)
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Newshour: Two developments

this afternoon (monday 20th), 2.20-2.29pm, on bbc world service radio (partly repeated 10.18pm on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

Two separate developments suggest the landscape may be shifting. Last month, before winning the Israeli general election, the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to annex parts of the occupied West Bank – in other words, make them fully part of the state of Israel. And there’s wide speculation that next month President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner may at last unveil his ‘deal of the century’ to chart a new way forward for the Israelis and Palestinians. So how’s all this playing out in Israel and the occupied territories?”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tim franks 

aryeh eldad, former mk, resident of kfar adumim

shabtai shavit, former director of mossad

ahmed majdalani, palestinian minister for social development 

(more…)

Today/PM: Eurovision

today (saturday 18th), 8.09-8.10am, 8.20-8.22am,  8.48-8.53am, and 5.23-5.27pm, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) and pm (presented by carolyn quinn) include …

“The final of the 64th Eurovision song contest takes place in Tel Aviv this evening, following Israel’s victory in last year’s competition. The event has become highly political after dozens of artists called for a boycott because of Israel’s treatment of the occupied Palestinian territories.”

“But if Israel likes Eurovision-the-competition, its relationship with Europe-the-continent is more ambiguous.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter david sillito 

• bbc reporter paddy oconnell 

• bbc reporter james landale 

• pollster dahlia scheindlin 

ilan issacson, head of security at eshkol

nour odeh, media consultant, spokesperson for the palestinian authority

alistair burt mp

(more…)

Thornberry on Jerusalem

last tuesday evening (14th may), 7.00pm, on lbc radio 

iain dale includes 3-minute interview with …

emily thornberry mp

Emily Thornberry opposes an Israeli capital in Jerusalem, but supports a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem.

(if you missed it, available at https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/iain-dale/emily-thornberry-jerusalem-international-body/)

One Day in Gaza

this evening (monday 13th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2 tv  

one day in gaza (produced directed and narrated by olly lambert

“Film marking a year since one of the deadliest days of violence in the Gaza Strip for a generation. One Day in Gaza examines, moment by moment, what happened on that fateful day.”

including interviews with … 

adele raemer, resident of kibbutz nirim

• col kobi heller, commander, gaza southern brigade

lieutenant “k”, field intelligence officer

• idf spokesman lt-col jonathan conricus 

jamie mcgoldrick, un humanitarian coordinator

michael oren mk

(more…)

Today: One Day in Gaza

this morning (monday 13th), 6.43-6.47am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) includes …

“That is the sound of One Day in Gaza, the title of tonight’s BBC2 film about the bloodiest day of demonstrations on the border with Israel, contains not only footage of the violence, but interviews with those behind it.”

What were Hamas and Islamic Jihad doing getting involved in what was supposed to be a grass-roots movement?”

including interview with … 

• director olly lambert 

(more…)

FOOC: Gaza impact

this morning (saturday 11th), 11.31-11.37am, on bbc radio 4

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) leads with …

“In Israel and Gaza, Tom Bateman hears how rocket and air strikes are ruining lives. With no end to the conflict in sight, what has the impact of the latest violence been?”

including report from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

(more…)

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