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Today: Gaza exit permits

BBC bias: BBC presenter Mishal Husain or Martha Kearney twice prevents Israeli deputy ambassador Sharon Bar-Li from giving examples of the Palestinian Authority delaying exit permis for Gazans.

BBC bias: BBC ‘investigative’ reporter Yolande Knell visits East Jerusalem to report on the Palestinian health service, but closes her eyes (or mouth) to findings such as reported in The Independent (2017):

Hospitals in Jordan and Egypt no longer accept patients referred to them by the Palestinian Authority, because they are not reimbursed.

In the past two years, US taxpayers have paid off $60m (£46m) of the Palestinian Authority’s debt to the East Jerusalem hospitals. Earlier this month, the Victoria hospital threatened to stop taking new referrals, including cancer patients, because the Palestinian government owed it $40m.”

(This is highlighted by the BBC as part of their “Best of Today”)

this morning (friday 31st), 7.45-7.58am, on bbc radio 4 (partly repeated 2.24-2.28pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)

today (presented by mishal husain and martha kearney) includes …

“Being diagnosed with a serious medical condition such as cancer in Gaza, where many medical treatments are not available, means a series of complex problems beyond your diagnosis. With a financial crisis and a deep rift between Hamas which rules Gaza and Fatah which dominates the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, many drugs are in short supply. Treatments and travel are also restricted by the tight blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt. Often, a patient’s best hope is to get to one of the Palestinian hospitals in East Jerusalem. The final stage of that process is a permit from the Israel authorities.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

• oncologist yousef hamamreh, augusta victoria hospital, east jerusalem

• dr amir aytouna, makassed hospital, east jerusalem

• dr rosena allin-khan mp

• deputy israeli ambassador sharon bar-li 

(see also: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/the-lonely-journey-of-a-palestinian-cancer-patient-a7763166.html

http://www.palestinemonitor.org/details.php?id=302jewa20521y7vqwpcjhp

https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-6-months-apart-gaza-mother-to-join-baby-daughter-in-jerusalem-hospital/

https://ec.europa.eu/echo/blog/access-denied-newborn-separated-her-mother-gaza_en)

(if you missed it, available from 1:45:37 to 1:58:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005f8m)

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Newsbeat: Jerusalem/Gaza

monday 13th may, 12.52-1.00pm (partly repeated 5.46pm), and tuesday 14th may, 12.45-1.00pm (wholly repeated 5.45pm), on bbc radio 1 

newsbeat (presented by steve holden and daniel rosney) includes …

“Our reporters Steve and Daniel are in Jerusalem to kick start a week of special reports, as Israel gets ready to host the Eurovision Song Contest.”

“Newsbeat reporters Steve Holden and Daniel Rosney are in Gaza in the Middle East, one of the most populated places on Earth.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter steve holden

• bbc reporter tom bateman

• bbc reporter daniel rosney

• bbc reporter kat collins

chris hook, medecins sans frontieres

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HARDtalk: Ghazi Hamad

this morning (wednesday 22nd), 4.30-4.55am (repeated 12.30am), on bbc news tv (and repeated 9.06pm on bbc world service radio

ghazi hamad – hamas spokesman (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

“Could change be afoot? Hamas’s internal grip on Gaza is threatened by rising economic discontent. The Trump administration will soon unveil a peace plan built on economic incentives for the Palestinian people. The movement’s rhetoric is unbending, but do the Palestinian people long for new ideas?”

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Today/PM: Eurovision

today (saturday 18th), 8.09-8.10am, 8.20-8.22am,  8.48-8.53am, and 5.23-5.27pm, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) and pm (presented by carolyn quinn) include …

“The final of the 64th Eurovision song contest takes place in Tel Aviv this evening, following Israel’s victory in last year’s competition. The event has become highly political after dozens of artists called for a boycott because of Israel’s treatment of the occupied Palestinian territories.”

“But if Israel likes Eurovision-the-competition, its relationship with Europe-the-continent is more ambiguous.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter david sillito 

• bbc reporter paddy oconnell 

• bbc reporter james landale 

• pollster dahlia scheindlin 

ilan issacson, head of security at eshkol

nour odeh, media consultant, spokesperson for the palestinian authority

alistair burt mp

(more…)

One Day in Gaza

this evening (monday 13th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2 tv  

one day in gaza (produced directed and narrated by olly lambert

“Film marking a year since one of the deadliest days of violence in the Gaza Strip for a generation. One Day in Gaza examines, moment by moment, what happened on that fateful day.”

including interviews with … 

adele raemer, resident of kibbutz nirim

• col kobi heller, commander, gaza southern brigade

lieutenant “k”, field intelligence officer

• idf spokesman lt-col jonathan conricus 

jamie mcgoldrick, un humanitarian coordinator

michael oren mk

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Today: One Day in Gaza

this morning (monday 13th), 6.43-6.47am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) includes …

“That is the sound of One Day in Gaza, the title of tonight’s BBC2 film about the bloodiest day of demonstrations on the border with Israel, contains not only footage of the violence, but interviews with those behind it.”

What were Hamas and Islamic Jihad doing getting involved in what was supposed to be a grass-roots movement?”

including interview with … 

• director olly lambert 

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Twtw: Eurovision guide

this afternoon (sunday 12th), 1.54-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4

the world this weekend (presented by paddy oconnell) concludes with …

Iceland’s entry in the Eurovision has challenged Israel’s prime minister to a wrestling match. The annual festival is being held this week in Tel Aviv, despite calls for a boycott. We’ve a B-H alphabetic guide to the event.“

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