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The Bethlehem murders

this afternoon (sunday 4th), 3.00-4.00pm (repeated 9.00pm next saturday), on bbc radio 4
the bethlehem murders, by matt rees (drama, in the foreign bodies series)

“Omar Yussef, schoolteacher and amateur sleuth, tries to save the life of his former student George Saba, a Christian recently returned to his home town of Bethlehem, who has fallen foul of a Palestinian militia group, and is falsely accused of murder. In doing so, Yussef uncovers a world of corruption, cynicism and fear which makes him regret the passing of a time when Christians and Muslims lived peacefully side by side.”


Sunday: Bethlehem at Christmas

this morning (sunday 24th), 7.25-7.30am, and 7.43-7.46am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

Yolande Knell soaks up the atmosphere in Bethlehem’s Manger Square as Christians worldwide prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.”
“A Muslim, a Hindu and a Jewish family describe what they get up to on the 25th December.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• journalist angela epstein
sophie epstein, 13

Newsroom: Bethlehem Burbara

this morning (sunday 24th), 2.17-2.21am, on bbc world service radio
the newsroom (presented by alex ritson) includes …

“Every year, St Barbara’s day is marked with a special warm dish called burbaraYolande Knell reports from Bethlehem.”

including report from …
* bbc correspondent yolande knell

Young Palestinians

this morning (sunday 4th), 9.06-9.32am, on bbc world service radio (repeated from last wednesday)
the palestinian territories (presented by nida ibrahim) (4th of 4 episodes of a young world, in the the compass series, the other three being about uganda, sierra leone, and the philippines)

“The Palestinian territories have the youngest population in the Middle East with a median age under 21. How do these young people express themselves culturally?
Nida Ibrahim, the BBC’s Ramallah producer, finds the challenges of conservatism and poverty mean that artists and performers find they have to struggle to be recognised – with many only able to find an audience via new media.”

including interviews with …
• hip-hop artist and film-maker muhammad mughrabi, of shuafat
• musician bashar murad
syrian zawafta, 28, of ashtar theatre, arrested and put in isolation for facebook incitement (more…)

Today: Trump peace?

this morning (monday 22nd), 8.05-8.06am, and 8.50-8.55am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Donald Trump says he can bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Tonight he goes to Israel.”

including contributions from …
• bbc middle east editor jeremy bowen
• bbc reporter tom bateman
rafi hochman, former mayor of eilat
mark zell, israeli-american republican
majid bamya, advisor to the minister of foreign affairs (more…)

PM: Banksy hotel

yesterday afternoon (friday 3rd), 6.27-6.28pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by corrie corfield) includes …

“The British graffiti artist Banksy is opening a guest house on the occupied West Bank, which he claims will be the hotel wth the worst view in the wotld. The building in Bethlehem is a few feet from part of a wall which was built by the Israelis.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter alex forsyth (more…)

Newshour: Bethlehem icons

this afternoon (saturday 24th), 2.40-2.45pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from the newsroom at 11.20am) (repeated 9.50pm) (repeated 5.17pm, monday 2th, in pm on bbc radao 4)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

Bethlehem Icon School

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• teacher ian knowles
(see also video clip at (more…)

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