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Sectarianism in Syria

this afternoon (thursday 31st), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
sectarianism (presented by edward stourton, with • professor fawaz gerges, • professor madawi al-rasheed, and • professor anoush ehteshami) (4th of 5 episodes in the how syria changed the world series) includes …

“In early May, the Israeli military authoriites ordered the opening of bomb shelters on the Golan Heights, and on the night of May 9th/10th, Israelis launched their biggest attacks yet on Iranian positions inside Syria.”

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Newshour: Jerusalem recognised

yesterday evening (wednesday 6th), 6.06-6.59pm, 8.06-8.59pm, and 9.06-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (three special editions, presented by tim franks) entirely deals with …

Trump Recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital: President Trump has overturned decades of US policy and recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He also announced plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
There’s been widespread condemnation of the announcement.”

including speeches by …
donald trump
antonio guterres
benjamin netanyahu
and contributions from …
• bbc reporter james robbins
sharon haskell, likud mk
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen
hanan ashrawi
• palestinian ambassador manuel hassassian
• new historian tom segev
• bbc reporter barbara plett usher
• professor fawaz gerges
michael oren mk
• bbc reporter lyse doucet
• former us special envoy for middle east peace george mitchell
• bbc reporter katty kay
• bbc turkey reporter mark lowen
• bbc cairo reporter sally nabil
danny seidemann
• fatah spokesman ziad khalil abu zayyad
daniel levy of the middle east project
dennis ross
• analyst einat wolf
james sorene, ceo of bicom (more…)

Newshour extra: Middle East

tomorrow afternoon (monday 1st), 3.05-4.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated from 8.05am last saturday)
borders, oil and power in the middle east (presented by owen bennett jones) (in the newshour extra series)

“The map of the Middle East, established after World War One almost 100 years ago, is crumbling. Islamic State militants now control large parts of Iraq and Syria including the border region that divides the two countries, and their territorial ambitions have not ended there.
Is Islamic State permanently re-drawing the map, or can the traditional regional powers retain their dominance? What are the consequences for the people who live within those borders and for control of the region’s vast mineral wealth?”

with …
fawaz gerges, professor of international relations at the lse
rosemary hollis
sari nusseibeh
avi shlaim
john hamilton, the london director of cross-border information.

(0:45:30 Avi Shlaim) “I don’t think that Israel/Palestine is a separate discrete conflict. It ‘s part of the whole of the Middle East set-up and it’s the most fundamental and lasting and enduring conflict in the region, and there can be no peace no stability and no security in the Middle East until the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is resolved.”
(0:46:20 Avi Shlaim) “I support and advocate a one-state solution, one state which is for all its citizens with equal rights for all its citizens …”

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Newshour: Gaza 31/7/2014

today (thursday 31st), 2.07-2.19pm, and 9.06-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby and james coomarasamy) leads with …

Gaza assault will continue: Israeli PM “Gaza tunnels must go”.”

and …

US blames Israel over Gaza bombing: Can US be an honest broker?”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter bethany bell from jerusalem
danny danon
fawaz gerges, professor of international relations at the lse
josh earnest, white house spokesman
• bbc reporter martin patience
• professor rashid khalidi, author of “The iron cage: the story of the palestinian struggle for statehood”
daniel kurtzer former us amabassador to israel (more…)

Newshour: Gaza 18/7/2014

yesterday (friday 18th), 9.36-9.45pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

UN says people seeking shelter in Gaza have doubled since Israeli ground assault.”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter paul adams from gaza
dr basman alashi, the hospital executive director, on how he did evacuate the hospital, from which israel says rockets have been fired
• various gazans, and israelis in jersualem
fawaz gerges, professor of international relations at the lse

(0:36:30) “For the last 8 years, Israel imposed a very brutal siege on Gaza” … “Gaza is starved, bleeding” … “It’s war by starvation” …

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