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Newshour: Gaza truce

this afternoon (friday 17th), 2.55-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) concludes with …

Egypt has taken on a big task, apparently organising and implementing a truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza strip. The agreement is reportedly aimed at calming weeks of border clashes between the Gaza strip and Israel, and is planned ahead of the Muslim Adha feast which starts next week.”

including interview with …
• journalist anshel pfeffer

Claudia Roden

every morning this week (monday 2nd to friday 6th), 10.45-11.00am (repeated 7,45pm), on bbc radio 4
claudia roden: a book of middle eastern food, starring tracy-ann oberman, david fleeshman, and yotam ottolenghi (5 episodes, in the 15 minute drama series)

Witness: Taba

last thursday morning (29th june), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
the disputed resort of taba (in the witness series) (presented by louise hidalgo)

“A dispute between Israel and Egypt over a tiny strip of beach on the Red Sea soured relations between the two countries for years.
Israel captured Taba on the Sinai Peninsula during the Six Day War, but refused to return it until 1989 when the Egyptians bought the luxury hotel and beach-hut village that Israeli developers had built on it.
Louise Hidalgo talks to former US judge Abraham Sofaer who helped negotiate the deal.”


Naksa Day

this afternoon (friday 1st), 12.33-12.41pm (repeated 6.33pm), on bbc world service radio
the fifth floor (presented by david amano) includes …

Egypt’s Naksa Day:
Next Monday is the 50th anniversary of Naksa day, or Day of the Setback.
The “setback” for Egypt was their crushing defeat by Israel in the Six Day War.
BBC Arabic reporter in Cairo, Sally Nabil, tells us how the day is viewed there now.”


Witness: Jehan Sadat

yesterday afternoon (thursday 7th), 12.04-12.15pm, on bbc radio 4
the assaasination of anwar sadat (presentd by louise hidalgo) (in the witness series)

“This year marks 35 years since the assassination of the Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. His death followed protests across the Arab world at his peace accord with Israel.
Louise Hidalgo has spoken to his widow Jehan Sadat, about the events leading up to his death, and the day itself.”


Newshour: Gaza 26/8/2014

this evening (tuesday 26th), 9.35-9.47pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“new Gaza ceasefire”

and includes interviews with …
ghazi hamad of hamas
mark regev
• bbc middle east editor jeremy bowen (more…)

Newshour: Gaza 2/8/2014

last saturday (2nd august), 1.06-1.16pm, 1.51-1.54pm, 9.06-9.19pm, and 9.36-9.45pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) leads with …

Israel to continue Gaza offensive: Netanyahu says Israel to continue operations in Gaza.”

and …

Israel to continue Gaza offensive: Netanyahu says Israel to continue operations in Gaza.”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter martin patience from gaza
• bbc reporter andrew hosken from jerusalem interviewing jewish israelis
• satirist avi cohen
• bbc reporter mark lowen from cairo
paul hirschson, spokesman for the israeli foreign ministry
• lib dem junior minister lynne featherstone
manuel hassassian (more…)

Claudia Roden: Outlook

this evening (tuesday 20th), 10.15-10.25pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
outlook includes bbc food programme presenter sheila dillon interviewing claudia roden (more…)

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