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Today: Tomorrow’s election

this morning (monday 16th), 8.48-8.53am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

Tomorrow, Israelis go to the polls to elect a new parliament and with it a new prime minister. It’s the second election this year.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen

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Weekend: Netanyahu/Lieberman

this morning (saturday 1st), 7.39-7.48am. on bbc world service radio 

weekend (presented by julian worricker, with journalist • frank langfitt and labour activist • shaista aziz)

“Mr Netanyahu has been unable to form a fresh right-wing coalition, due to a disagreement with his former defence minister Avigdor Lieberman over a bill to draft more ultra-Orthodox Jewish young men into the Israeli army.”

including interview with …

nir barkat mk

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B100d: New elections

this evening (thursday 30th), 7.09-7.13pm, on bbc news tv

beyond 100 days (presented by katty kay and christian fraser) includes …

“Never before in the 71-year history of Israel has an election failed to deliver a government. But it has now … But at the heart of the impasse was a disagreement over military conscription exemptions for ultra-orthodox Jewish students.”

including interview with … 

michael oren, former mk

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Newshour: New elections

this afternoon (thursday 30th), 2.10-2.19pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) leads with …

“What went wrong? Why was a politician as experienced as Benjamin Netanyahu unable to assemble a governing coalition?

including interviews with …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

sharren haskel mk

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Today: New elections

this morning (thursday 30th), 7.03-7.04am, and 7.35-7.40am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Israel is to hold fresh elections after the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a new coalition government. The deadline for an agreement passed last night, and MPs voted to dissolve parliament.”

“The main issue has come down to ultra-orthodox service in the military.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

michael oren, former mk

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FOOC: Israelis want normal lives

this morning (saturday 13th), 11.37-11.43am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) leads with …

Netanyahu’s Likely Victory: An election campaign in Israel but little mention of the peace process. Yolande Knell says voters there just want to live normal lives.”

“Just days before Israel went to the polls, I stood with the Wolfs, a British-Israeli family in a quiet village north of Tel Aviv, surrounded by the rubble of their home. It had been destroyed by a powerful rocket fired from Gaza two weeks earlier.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

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Twt/MN: Netanyahu wins

last night (wednesday/thursday 10th/11th), 10.27-10.34pm, and 12.27-12.34am, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy) and midnight news include …

“For Israel’s prime minister, a record-breaking fifth term beckons, albeit one with a shadow of a possible indictment on corruption charges hanging over it. In Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, there were mixed feelings about the result.”

including contributions from …

• new blue and white mk yoaz hendel, military historian and journalist

journalist noga tarnopolski

bbc reporter yolande knell

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