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Weekend/Newshour: Massive strikes

today (sunday 5th), 6.06-6.10am (repeated 7.06am and 6.06am), 1.00-1.09pm, and 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio 

weekend (presented by julian worricker) and newshour (presented by james menendez) lead with …

Surge in Gaza violence intensifies: Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has ordered his armed forces to launch massive strikes against Palestinian militants in Gaza after they fired hundreds of rockets.”

including contributions from …

journalist noga tarnopolski

• bbc reporter alan johnston

• analyst tareq baconi, author of hamas contained: the rise and pacification of palestinian resistance

• foreign ministry spokesman emmanuel nachshon 

(more…)
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Twtw: Massive strikes

this afternoon (sunday 5th), 1.02-1.03pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world this weekend (presented by mark mardell) includes …

“Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he has ordered the military to continue with what he called massive strikes on terror elements in the Gaza strip, in response to rocket attacks.”

including report from … 

• bbc reporter alan johnston

(more…)

OS: Gaza ”unrest”

last friday (6th april), 4.06-4.10pm, and 5.06-5.11pm, on bbc world service radio
bbc os (presented by zoe kleinman) leads with …

”The latest on the unrest between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces along Gaza’s border with Israel.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter alan johnston

(more…)

OS: Guatemala and Jerusalem

yesterday afternoon (monday 25th), 4.11-4.15pm, on bbc world service radio
bbc os includes …

“We hear reaction to Guatemala recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.”

including contributions from …
• bbc mundo reporter arturo wallace
• bbc reporter alan johnston
(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…)

Sunday: Praying for peace

this morning (sunday 8th), 7.10-7.18am, on bbc radio 4
sunday includes …

“Presidents Shimon Peres and Mahmud Abbas will pray for peace with Pope Francis in the Vatican Gardens on Sunday.
Alan Johnston assesses its significance.
Cardinal Archbishop Vincent Nichols talks about his own prayer meeting with Israeli Ambassador Daniel Taub and Head of the Palestinian Mission Manuel Hassassian, in London on Friday.”

(more…)

The holocaust in Rome

this morning (january 27th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
WW2, the holocaust and rome (in the witness series)
includes an interview with piero terracina

“In 1943, Rome’s Jewish citizens were promised that if they gave gold to the Nazis, they could escape the death camps.
Despite handing over more than 50kg of gold – most were deported and killed.
Alan Johnston has been speaking to two survivors of those deportations.”
“Of 1700 jews, 100 survived.” (more…)

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