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Newshour: Golan Heights

this afternoon (wednesday 22nd), 2.36-2.49pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 9.36pm, and repeated 10.35pm on thursday on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)

newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“Today, we’re going to head to the north-eastern tip of Israel, to the Golan Heights. This is a small country, so from here, Jerusalem to the Golan, it’s about a two-and-a-half-hour drive, and it’s a stunning landscape. This is also occupied territory, but my goodness it feels so different to the West Bank.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tim franks

menachem ender, golan resident

amal safahi, bookshop owner, majdal shams

bassal shafani, tennis coach, majdal shams

uzi arad, former negotiator

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FOOC: Self-determination Law

yesterday morning (saturday 22nd), 11.37-11.42am, on bbc radio 4 (partly repeated from newsnight last wednesday on bbc2 tv)
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

“In July, Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, narrowly voted in favour of a new Nation State law. It promotes Israel’s Jewish character, and has been celebrated by religious nationalists among other supporters, and not just within Israel itself, but in the USA and Europe. It’s also sparked condemnation at home, and internationally. Among its harshest critics have been the country’s nearly 2 million Arab Israeli citizens, who say it underlines their second-class status.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• lawyer ilan vaaknin, mayoral candidate, afula
ghayadad zoabi, landowner, afula
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Newshour: Golan Heights

this afternoon (wednesday 15th), 1.20-1.25pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

“Our reporter Andrew Hosken visited the Golan Heights, a territory seized by Israel during the Six-Day War, that now borders areas controlled by IS.”

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Today: future Middle East borders

this morning (thursday 13th), 6.46-6.51am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes (as part of the BBC News Syria Days) …

“Our Correspondent Kevin Connolly has been to the Druze village of Majd el Shams in the Golan Heights where a line of separation divides Syria from Israeli-occupied territory to see what the future looks like from there.”

including interviews with …

tal pelter of the pelter winery
• druze community leader tysea moray

“I see … a very big Arab country that will exist in this area”

• former head of mossad ephraim halevy from jerusalem

“… a dwindling Christian minority in Lebanon, with all that that means. We have to talk by the way about Lebanon and Syria together – I don’t think that Lebanon will either emerge in the end intact (although at the moment they still are formally a state, and performing as a state),”

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