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Today/ND/Nh: Likud election

this morning (thursday 26th), 7.01-7.03am (repeated 8.01am) on bbc radio 4, and 8.01-8.05am and 2.06-2.10pm on bbc world service radio

today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson), newsday (presented by karnagie sharp and alex ritson), and newshour (presented by james menendez) include …

“Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces his biggest political threat in a decade today when his Likud party votes to decide who will lead it into the next general election.”

including interviews with …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• journalist noga tarnopolsky

(more…)

Sunday: Gaza and Bethlehem

this morning (sunday 22nd), 7.24-7.29am, on bbc radio 4

sunday (presented by edward stourton) leads with …

“This time last year, Israel allowed some 700 Palestinian Christians living in Gaza to travel to Bethlehem Nazareth and Jerusalem over the Christmas period. Early this month, the Israeli authorities announced they won’t be doing the same this year. They say many Gazans who are allowed to visit the West Bank outstay their permits. The episode illustrates the kind of pressures faced by the Christian minority in Gaza and the West Bank.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter emily buchanan

• father ayesa falgea, orthodox priest-in-charge, church of the nativity

• souvenir shop owner and carpenter joseph jackaman 

• son ilyas jackaman 

(more…)

Nd: US okays settlements

this morning (tuesday 19th), 6.12-6.17am, 7.12-7.16am, and 8.06-8.11am, on bbc world service radio 

newsday (presented by lawrence pollard and clare mcdonnell) leads with …

Palestinians condemn US shift on Israeli settlements: The Palestinian government has condemned a US decision to reverse decades of policy by saying it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be illegal.”

including interviews with …

saeb erekat

• journalist lahav harkov, jerusalem post

• political analyst nour odeh 

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

(more…)

Nh: Amos Gitai

this evening (monday 18th), 9.51-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) concludes with …

“The Israeli film director Amos Gitai’s work is being performed on the stage here in London, in a theatrical adaptation of his film A Letter to a Friend in Gaza. The play explores how to find peace between warring communities in the Middle East.”

including interview with …

• israeli filmmaker amos gitai

(more…)

Nh: Family killed

yesterday evening (friday 15th), 9.20-9.25pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“Israeli Defence Forces have said they will investigate the killing of eight civilians in Gaza on Thursday in an airstrike targeting a member of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

(more…)

Nh/6ocn: Gaza truce?

this afternoon (thursday 14th), 2.36-2.45pm on bbc world service radio, and 6.22-6.24pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) and six o’clock news include …

“Two days after Israeli forces killed a senior commander of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in the Gaza strip, triggering a new round of deadly air attacks on both sides, a truce that was brokered was due to come into effect earlier today, but there have been more reports of rocket attacks.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher 

(more…)

Nd: Gaza deaths

BBC bias: The BBC features the killing of a civilian Palestinian family as the main element of its report on the Israel/Gaza violence, without waiting for an Israeli response, and without any attempt to present the Israeli side, or to warn international listeners of the unreliability of the information, or the possibility that it was caused by a Palestinian rocket.

this morning (thursday 14th), 6.11-6.15am (repeated 9.06am), on bbc world service radio 

newsday (presented by alan kasujja) includes …

“Health officials in Gaza say that an Israeli airstrike has killed six members of the same family in their home. All are described as civilians.“

including report from …

• bbc gaza reporter rushdi abu alouf 

(if you missed it, available from 0:05:23 to 0:09:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172wpkkrtdqxxb)

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