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Qasem Soleimani

yesterday evening (monday 6th), 12.03-12.10am (repeated from 6th april and 14th march 2019), on bbc 2 tv

shadow commander: iran’s military mastermind (documentary about qasem soleimani, in the this world series) (written and presented by jane corbin) includes …

Soleimani now has his eye on the ultimate target: America’s ally, the little Satan, Israel.”

including contributions from  …

• former security chief danny yatom 

qais khazali 

• general nitzan alon


Today/ND/Nh: Likud election

this morning (thursday 26th), 7.01-7.03am (repeated 8.01am) on bbc radio 4, and 8.01-8.05am and 2.06-2.10pm on bbc world service radio

today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson), newsday (presented by karnagie sharp and alex ritson), and newshour (presented by james menendez) include …

“Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces his biggest political threat in a decade today when his Likud party votes to decide who will lead it into the next general election.”

including interviews with …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• journalist noga tarnopolsky


Defiance (2008)

tonight (sunday 8th), 11.00pm-1.05, on bbc 2 tv (repeated from december 2011, january 2013, november 2013, september 2014, september 2015, june 2016, february 2017, march 2018, and january 2019)

defiance (2008), starring daniel craig

Four Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavour to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.”


Today: Zarah Sultana

this morning (tuesday 5th), 7.57-7.58m and 8.20-8.22am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and mishal husain) includes …

“You’ve got Zarah Sultana, a candidate there who has online said ‘Try to stop me – she’s talking about celebrating deaths – when the likes of Blair Netanyahu and Bush die’.”

“The Labour Party has a huge problem with anti-semitism.”

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including interviews with …

keir starmer mp

michael gove mp


Nh: Election deadlock

this afternoon (wednesday 18th), 2.06-2.18pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez) leads wth …

Preliminary results from Israel’s second general election in five months indicate that the two main parties are deadlocked. With ninety percent of the vote counted, it appears that neither the Likud party of the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, nor the rival Blue and White alliance has a clear path to forming a coalition government.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

nir barkat mk

oded forer mk


Nh/Twt: Exit polls

this evening (tuesday 17th), 9.06-9.18pm and 9.56-9.59pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.07-10.19pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by tim franks) and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) lead with …

“Will Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu be able to hold on to power? Hear the result of exit polls and analysis from Jerusalem.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

sharren haskel mk

• professor yuval shany

yossi mekelberg of chatham house


6ocn: Haifa segregation

this evening (tuesday 13th), 6.27-6.29pm (repeated 12.27am on midnight news), on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news (presented by corrie corfield) concludes with …

Israeli women’s rights groups are urging the mayor of Haifa to cancel a planned concert for a men-only audience by two popular ultra-Orthodox Jewish singers.” 

including report from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell


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