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Archive for the ‘jerusalem’ Category

Today: Jerusalem hotels

this morning (thursday 22nd), 6.43-6.48am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.51pm and 9.51pm sunday on newshour on bbc world servce radio)

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Church leaders and Palestinians in Jerusalem are calling for international pressure on Israel to stop Jewish settlers taking over two historic properties at the main entrance to the Old City’s Christian Quarter. The Greek Orthodox church has filed a new lawsuit to try to overturn a Supreme Court ruling on the sale of the hotels, saying it was clear proof of corruption.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

daniel luria of ateret cohanim

abu walid dajani, manager, imperial hotel

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Jerusalem

yesterday today and tomorrow evenings (monday 19th to wednesday 21st), 11.00pm-12.00, 11.00pm-12.00, and  11.45pm-12.45, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from december 2011 and april 2016)

jerusalem: the making of a holy city (3 episodes, presented by simon sebag montefiore

“Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. For the Jewish faith, it is the site of the Western Wall, the last remnant of the second Jewish temple. For Christians, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the site of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Muslims, the Al-Aqsa mosque is the third holiest sanctuary of Islam.

1. Wellspring of Holiness

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Nh: Sur Baher demolition

this evening (tuesday 23rd), 9.46-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes  …

House demolitions in and around Jerusalem, particularly occupied East Jerusalem, are not that unusual. But Monday’s destruction by Israeli forces of at least ten Palestinian buildings has drawn particular attention and criticism.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

• resident ismain obadiyeh

• mfa spokesman emmanuel nachshon 

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W@1: Sur Baher demolition

yesterday afternoon (monday 22nd), 1.04-1.05pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“The Israeli security forces have been begun pulling down at least ten buildings in a Palestinian village close to the separation barrier in the occupied West Bank. The united nations of the European Union have called for the  demolitions near East Jerusalem to stop, claiming it’s undermining the chances of peace and a two-state solution to the conflict.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

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B100d: Peace tunnel

yesterday evening (thursday 4th), 7.14-7.19pm, on bbc news tv

beyond 100 days (presented by christian fraser and matthew price) includes …

“Palestinians and left-wing Israelis have criticised recent actions by the US ambassador in East Jerusalem, which the Palestinians want as the capital of their hoped-for future state.“

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

hagit ofran, director, settlement watch project, peace now

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Newshour: Peace tunnel

this afternoon (thursday 4th), 2.24-2.29pm (repeated 9.40pm), on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by dan damon) includes …

“Wielding a hammer, ambassador David Friedman smashed through an underground wall to open a controversial Jewish archaeological centre in East Jerusalem.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

jawad sayam of silwan, former director of the wadi hilweh information centre

hagit ofran, director, settlement watch project, peace now

jason greenblatt, us special envoy to the middle east

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FOOC: Gay Pride

this morning (thursday 13th), 11.08-11.14am, on bbc radio 4

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

“Last week, the country appointed its first openly gay cabinet minister, but a staged mass wedding for gay couples and trouble at the Pride march in Jerusalem highlight unresolved tensions.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

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