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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

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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 

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Newshour: Bahrain conference

this evening (monday 20th), 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) leads with …

Palestinians boycott US-led economic conference:

Palestinian officials say they won’t attend a US led conference in Bahrain aimed at bolstering the economies of the occupied West Bank and Gaza. The Palestinians say they won’t participate, and that nobody can negotiate on their behalf.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tim franks 

aryeh eldad, former mk, resident of kfar adumim

shabtai shavit, former director of mossad

ahmed majdalani, palestinian minister for social development 

ziad khalil abu zayyad, spokesman for fatah 

(more…)

Newshour: Two developments

this afternoon (monday 20th), 2.20-2.29pm, on bbc world service radio (partly repeated 10.18pm on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

Two separate developments suggest the landscape may be shifting. Last month, before winning the Israeli general election, the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to annex parts of the occupied West Bank – in other words, make them fully part of the state of Israel. And there’s wide speculation that next month President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner may at last unveil his ‘deal of the century’ to chart a new way forward for the Israelis and Palestinians. So how’s all this playing out in Israel and the occupied territories?”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tim franks 

aryeh eldad, former mk, resident of kfar adumim

shabtai shavit, former director of mossad

ahmed majdalani, palestinian minister for social development 

(more…)

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