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Posts tagged ‘Bethlehem’

Sunday: Coronavirus crisis

this morning (sunday 22nd), 7.11-7.16am and 7.42-7.54am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes…

How are faith communities navigating the current coronavirus crisis?

including report from …

• journalist jordana miller in jerusalem

and discussion with …

• imam abid khan, cheadle mosque and community centre

• rabbi laura janner-klausner, senior rabbi to reform judaism

• rev prof gina radford, former deputy chief medical officer for england

(more…)

Nd: Hebron & Bethlehem

friday 6th march, 7.41-7.46am and 8.10-8.15am, on bbc world service radio 

newsday (presented by ben james and krupa padhi) includes …

“Let’s say hello to Leila Awada who’s here in the UK to talk about life in Hebron, also to promote her women’s collective which is empowering Palestinian women to earn their own money.”

“Coronavirus: Bethlehem is put in quarantine after its first cases.”

including interviews with …

leila hasan awawda, women in hebron collective 

• spokesman mustafa barghouti 

(more…)

Nh: Coronavirus Bethlehem

this evening (wednesday 11th), 9.44-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

Israel, with more than seventy cases of the virus, has taken stringent measures, ordering all new Israeli and foreign arrivals to the country to go into home quarantine, which effectively halts tourism. Last week Bethlehem, just south of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, was put into near lockdown by the Israeli and Palestinian authorities.”

including report from bethlehem from …

• bbc reporter anna foster 

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Twt: Coronavirus

yesterday evening (friday 6th), 10.16-10.21pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by sean ley) includes …

“Some of the strictest quarantine measures anywhere in the world are in place in Israel, where 21 cases gave been reported. So far, it’s closed its borders to more than ten countries, and ordered travellers recently arrived from places like France Germany and Spain to self-isolate for fourteen days.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter anna foster

(more…)

Painting the Holy Land

this afternoon (sunday 16th), 1.50-2.50pm, and next sunday afternoon, on bbc 2 tv (repeated from 30th march 2018 on bbc 1 tv)

painting the holy land (in 2 episodes) (presented by lachlan goudie

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Today: Bethlehem 2019

this morning (tuesday 24th), 6.46-6.52am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 2.51pm and 9.42pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)

today (presented by mishal husain) includes …

Squeezing Bethlehem into an ever-shrinking space”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

ahmad alfararja, airbnb owner, dheisheh refugee camp

clara serronik, airbnb guest 

(more…)

Nh: BBC on Banksy

this afternoon (sunday 22nd), 2.40–2.44pm (repeated 9.44pm), on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

“Perhaps less well-known is Banksy’s campaigning against Israel’s separation barrier, the high wall dividing Israel and the West Bank, and in places cutting deeper into Palestinian territory.”

including interview (by james menendez) with …

wissam salsa, manager of banksy’s “walled-off hotel” in bethlehem

(more…)

Sunday: Gaza and Bethlehem

this morning (sunday 22nd), 7.24-7.29am, on bbc radio 4

sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“This time last year, Israel allowed some 700 Palestinian Christians living in Gaza to travel to Bethlehem Nazareth and Jerusalem over the Christmas period. Early this month, the Israeli authorities announced they won’t be doing the same this year. They say many Gazans who are allowed to visit the West Bank outstay their permits. The episode illustrates the kind of pressures faced by the Christian minority in Gaza and the West Bank.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter emily buchanan

• father ayesa falgea, orthodox priest-in-charge, church of the nativity

• souvenir shop owner and carpenter joseph jackaman 

• son ilyas jackaman 

(more…)

Nh: Bethlehem relic

this afternoon (saturday 30th), 1.36-1.42pm (repeated 9.25pm), on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

A fragment of wood reputed to be from the crib where Jesus was laid after his birth, is returning to Bethlehem after more than a thousand years in Rome.”

including contributions from …

yisca harani of the galilee institute

(more…)

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…)

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