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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

(more…)

Nh: Aboud

this afternoon (tuesday 17th), 2.44-2.49pm (repeated 9.51pm), on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by jon donnison) includes …

“Today, Christians celebrate the feast of St Barbara … It’s a big day for Arab Christians, and especially for those in the Palestinian village of Aboud.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher 

(more…)

Nh: Third election

yesterday afternoon (thursday 12th), 2.51–2.53pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

Israel is facing its third election in less than a year, after two polls since April have failed to produce a new government.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

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Nh: Family killed

yesterday evening (friday 15th), 9.20-9.25pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“Israeli Defence Forces have said they will investigate the killing of eight civilians in Gaza on Thursday in an airstrike targeting a member of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

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Nh/6ocn: Gaza truce?

this afternoon (thursday 14th), 2.36-2.45pm on bbc world service radio, and 6.22-6.24pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) and six o’clock news include …

“Two days after Israeli forces killed a senior commander of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in the Gaza strip, triggering a new round of deadly air attacks on both sides, a truce that was brokered was due to come into effect earlier today, but there have been more reports of rocket attacks.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher 

(more…)

Nh: Gaza escalation

this evening (tuesday 12th), 9.06-9.15pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by paul henley) leads with …

Israel-Gaza violence escalates: Rocket fire is exchanged after Israel’s killing of a senior Islamic Jihad commander. Violence escalated after Israel killed militant commander Baha Abu al-Ata. Four more Palestinians were also killed.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• “gaza resident” najla

(more…)

Nh: Today’s elections

this afternoon (tuesday 17th), 2.36-2.44pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

Israelis are going to the polls for the second time in six months today, with prime minster Benjamin Neetnayahu fighting for his political survival.”

How significant a role will Avigdor Lieberman play in this election?

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• professor avraham diskin 

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