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Posts tagged ‘Breaking the Silence’

Nh: New IDF policy

this evening (thursday 25th), 9.51-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by tim franks) concludes with …

The Israeli army has instructed its snipers to shoot at the ankles of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border in an effort to reduce deaths. A senior Israeli officer said that a policy of shooting above the knees had led to many being killed.”

including interview with …

nadav weiman of breaking the silence


Newshour: School law

this afternoon (tuesday 17th), 2.55-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) concludes with …

“Parliament in Israel has passed a law that could see groups in Israel critical of the government prevented from entering Israeli schools and speaking with pupils.”

including interview with …
sharren haskel, likud mk

HARDtalk: Breaking the Silence

this morning (thursday 15th), 2.30-3.00am (repeated 4.30am and 12.30am), on bbc news tv (and repeated 3.06am and 11.06pm tomorrow, on bbc world service radio)
avner gvaryahu – breaking the silence (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)
(see also

Avner Gvaryahu served in the IDF as a sergeant in special forces from November 2004-November 2007, but he sees an institution in denial – corroded and corrupted by the military occupation of Palestinian communities over a fifty-year span.

Rite of passage

yesterday morning (wednesday 20th), 11.32-11.59am (repeated 11.32pm), on bbc world service radio
rite of passage (presented by robert nicholson) (in the the documentary series)

“No institution defines Israel, inside and out, like the formidable Israeli defence force (IDF). Robert Nicholson explores how military service helps shape Israeli society, and the role the army has to play in Israel’s future.

Today: Jeremy Bowen on stabbings

this morning (wednesday 4th), 8.40-8.46am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague and nick robinson) includes …

“You can hear how young Dima Al-Wawi is from her voice. She’s a 12-year-old Palestinian schoolgirl, sitting with her parents in the kitchen, engrossed in Facbook. But instead of checking out her friends, she’s looking at video of her arrest, Dima has only recently been released from an Israei jail, She served 75 days of a 4-month sentence for planning to stab an Israeli in a Jewish settlement.”

including jeremy bowen interviewing
• 12-year-old dima al-wawi, released after 2 months imprisonment for a stabbing attack
shiran dadon, sister of bus bomb victim eden dadon, 15
tahrir taha, brother of ibrahim taha, 16, and maram abu ismail, 23, killed during an alleged stabbing attack
abdullah taha, uncle
yehuda shaul of breaking the silence (more…)

Newshour: Israeli reply

this evening (tuesday 5th), 9.41-9.48pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

“If you were listening to Newshour yesterday, you’ll have heard our coverage from Israel about a report by a human rights group called Breaking the Silence into the way some Israeli soldiers say they were instructed to behave during last year’s war against Hamas in Gaza. The group gathered the testimonies of more than 60 former and serving soldiers in what they said appears to contradict the government’s insistence that everything was done to avoid killing civilians.
Well today we have a response from the Israeli government.”

with contribution from …
mark regev (more…)

Newshour: Breaking the Silence

this evening (monday 4th), 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by tim franks) leads with …

Israeli soldiers say IDF failed to protect civilians in Gaza

with contributions from …
avichai stollar, director of research at breaking the silence
fatou bensouda, chief prosecutor at the international criminal court
• idf spokesman lt col peter lerner (more…)

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