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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…)

Raving in Palestine

BBC bias: BBC News presents a completely one-sided programme on “Palestinian identity freedom and resistance”, with multiple references to apartheid and human rights.

saturday 9th february, 4.30-4.55am (repeated 9.30pm), on bbc news tv
raving in palestine (filmed produce and directed by sebastien rabas) (in the our world series)

including contributions from …
odai masri of oddz
sama’ abdulhadi of sama’
laith al bandak of nrd
bruno cruz, and walaa sbait, of ministry of dub-key
al nather, shab jdeed, and makimakkuk, of blinm
sana jammelieh of sana jam

“This film follows Palestinian DJs producers and musicians as they redefine Palestinian identity freedom and resistance through music.”
“Our World spent the New Year party season in Ramallah, Bethlehem and Haifa documenting the personal views of young Palestinians on the Israeli occupation, and how it impacts their music.
(more…)

Jerusalem without sight

sunday 13th january, 8.30-9.00pm (repeated from 1.30pm, 1.30am, and march 2018), on bbc news tv
seeing the world without sight (in the travel show series)

“This special programme follows blind backpacker Tony Giles through Jerusalem and Bethlehem to find out how he experiences the world without being able to see it.” (more…)

Twt: Bethlehem Christmas

yesterday evening (saturday 24th), 10.07-10.08pm, and 10.31-10.25pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by chris morris) incliudes …

Thousands of people have gathered in Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations, ending with midnight mass. Throughout the day, pilgrims have been treated to parades and carols in Manger Square.”

including reports from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
(more…)

Today: Bethlehem Christmas

this morning (sunday 24th), 6.35-6.38am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Thousands of people are expected to come to Bethlehem this Christmas. Tourism here has recovered from a big fall that began here late 2015, after that series of stabbings and car-ramming attacks.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
(more…)

Sunday/W@1: Bethlehem Christmas

today (monday 24th), 7.20-7.24am, and 1.06-1.07pm, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by emily buchanan) and world at one (presented by jonny dymond) include …

“St Nicholas’s saint’s-day is still widely celebrated and nowhere more so than amongst the Palestinian Christian town of Beit Jala, next to Bethlehem.”
Thousands of pilgrims have joined Palestinians in Bethlehem for the start of Christmas Eve celebrations. A parade was held in Manger Square with carols in Arabic played through speakers.”

including reports from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
(more…)

The Wall

BBC bias: Despite less than 20 miles (6%) of the security barrier being concrete*, S4C follows standard BBC policy of never showing the other 94%, deliberately giving the impression that the barrier is entirely or mostly a concrete wall.

* (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_West_Bank_barrier#Structure)

BBC bias: At 0:33:57. series presenter Ffion Dafis silently hugs an unnamed female ‘fixer’ who (0:32:55 to 0:34:00) has just said …
“Many people start to think, okay only God protects me, and many others say, what if I die now, nothing will happen, so that’s why we lose the sense of life, no-one cares, and then we face fear, we face, we see our rights being smashed on the floor, and that we are treated as if we weren’t even human beings, with soul and feelings and emotions, it’s like just creatures, you know, or insects, anyone can step on them and just walk. So when you feel that, you stop caring.

last sunday evening (25th november), 8.00-8.50pm, on s4c tv, in welsh
israel – palesteina (in the al wal (the wall) series. presented by ffion dafis) (possibly fydd rhiannon roberts)

“Presenter Ffion Dafis visits the wall that separates Israel and Palestine.”

including interviews in english with …
rami elhanan, parents circle families forum, 0:05:20 to 0:60:00, 0:34:00 to 0:34:30, 0:36:10 to 0:36:50, 0:37:30 to 0:39:20, and 0:43:55 to 0:46:00
• rabbi hanan schlesinger, founder of roots, 0:12:40 to 0:13:40
esther kones, youth worker, roots, 0:14:05 to 0:15:20
dalia qumsieh, lawyer, st yves advocacy organisation, 0:20:45 to 0:22:00 and 0:29:45 to 0:30:00
bassam aramin, the forgiveness project, 0:34:50 to 0:36:10 and 0:41:10 to 0:41:30
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p06rgpnc/y-wal-israel-palesteina)

Sunday: Jerusalem special

this morning (sunday 13th), 7.10-7.55am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton)

“A Sunday programme special from Jerusalem

including contributions from …
• historian micah goodman
• historian khalil shokeh of bethlehem
niji alda palestinian activist
jack jakaman of bethlehem
• bbc reporter trevor barnes
• writer howard jacobson
• historian david feldman
• anti-zionist rabbi avrohom pinter
louise ellman mp
• anti-zionist blogger robert cohen, of micah’s paradigm shift
• bbc reporter yolande knell
george hintlian, historian of the armenian patricarchate
• american convert, comedian yisrael campbell
• bereaved parent robi damelin
• bereaved parent ikhlas shtayeh
nathan jeffay of the jewish chronicle
ahmad budeiri palestinian analyst

(more…)

Today: Jerusalem edition

this morning (friday 11th), 6.08-6.10am, 6.19-6.28am, 6.36-6.40am, 6.51-6.57am, 7.09-7.16am, 7.26-7.31am, 7.37-7.45am, 8.10-8.27am, and 8.41-9.00am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney in jerusalem) leads with …

We’re in Jerusalem at a time of increased tensions

including contributions from …
• finance expert tim weller
doron kolton of top spin cybersecurity,
manal white, managing director of west bank olive oil exporter zaytoun
• bbc reporter yolande knell
amira hass of haaretz
gil hoffman of jerusalem post
• dr mahmoud al-zahar, co-founder of hamas, who says that england expelled its jews in the 13th century, and set them up in palestine as compensation
avner gvaryahu of breaking the silence
elie bogdan of my truth
donald mcintyre, author of gaza: preparing for dawn
yael ben-yashar of settlement beit-el
daniel aryeh, tefilin-maker
anton salman, mayor of bethlehem
alah, owner, afteem restaurant, manger square, bethlehem
linda, tour guide, yad mordechai kibbutz near gaza
ilan meiri, tour guide, yad mordechai kibbutz near gaza
olah scafi, gaza protester: “the land wants blood”
rafif, young gaza woman “from jaffa”
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen
• dr mustafa barghouti
danny ayalon
john sode-woodhead, chartered institute of archaeologists
• bbc reporter tom bateman
(more…)

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