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Today: BBC bias

BBC bias: A 4-minute serious “alternative news bulletin”, of world (non-UK) items that haven’t been reported, spends surprisingly long on what Israel has done to Gaza, including “returned to the Stone Age” and an (elsewhere unreported) “superbug epidemic”.

this morning (friday 25th), 6.47-6.51am, on bbc radio 4
an alternative news bulletin from john simpson (part of the today programme) includes …

Parts of Gaza have been returned to the Stone Age, says the commentary approvingly … after more than 25,000 people in Gaza were injured by Israeli forces last year, doctors have been battling a superbug epidemic in Gaza which is disturbingly resistant to anti-biotics.”

(if you missed it, available from 0:47:13 to 0:51:15 at


Today: Gaza situation

this morning (friday 18th), 6.37-6.41am, and 8.10-8.23am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain includes …

”2018 was the worst year for Palestinian deaths and injuries in the West Bank and Gaza since the Gaza conflict of 2014. The United Nations says 295 Palestinians were killed and 29,000 injured by Israeli forces over the course of the year. In the same period, says the UN, 15 Israelis were jkilled in Palestinian attacks, and 137 injured.”

including interviews with …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
matthias schmale, head of gaza operations, unrwa
• israeli ambassador mark regev

Today: Gaza Christmas

this morning (sunday 24th), 7.43-7.47am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“For the small Christian community in Gaza, this of course is a time when many dream of getting to Bethlehem, which isn’t after all that far, to celebrate Christmas. However, given the blockade maintained by Israel, it says of course that’s for security reasons, travelling to the West Bank requires special permission, which many do not get.“

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter mishal husain
• sister maria de nazeret
• archbishop pierbattista pizzaballa of jerusalem
• father mario da silva, parish priest of the latin church of the holy family in gaza

Newshour: Gaza crisis

this afternoon (monday 17th), 2.36-2.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by jon donnison) includes …

Gaza’s humanitarian crisis.”

including interviews with …
matthias schmale, head of gaza operations, unrwa
sharren haskel, likud mk

Outlook: Gaza’s stray animals

this afternoon (monday 17th), 12.22-12.29pm (repeated 6.22pm and 4.22am), on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) includes …

Gaza is one of the most densely populated places in the world, and it’s seen a lot of conflict and a lot of human suffering. But there’s one teenager, Maram Makkawi, who’s been doing her best to help thousands of its stray animals. She’s been speaking to Outlook’s Saskia Edwards about why she does it.”


Today: Live from Gaza

this morning (monday 17th), 6.09-6.24am, 6.36-6.40am, 6.48-6.57am, 7.09-7.26am, 7.34-7.44am, 8.06-8.07am, 8.10-8.23am, 8.40-8.51am, and 8.56-9.00am, on bbc radio 4 (partly repeated in life in gaza online in the best of today series)
today (presented by mishal husain from gaza) leads with …

We’re broadcasting from Gaza this morning, having been live from Jerusalem in May this year.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter mishal husain
• bbc business reporter darshini david
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• bbc reporter tom bateman
marina wes, world bank, country director for west bank and gaza
wafa ulliyan, director of gaza sky geeks
donia hassona of gaza sky geeks
• historian rima tarazi
• journalist stephen farrell reuters jerusalem bureau chief, author of hamas the isalmic resistance movement
• journalist donald mcintyre, author of gaza: preparing for dawn
matthias schmale, head of gaza operations, unrwa
robert tchaidze, international monetary fund resident representative, west bank and gaza
• sderot residents ori. 22, • yael, 16, • ofri, 16, • yael, 16, • shirley, 23, • erez, 18, • balsuissa, 17, and • talia, 17
iman abu yassin and husband • theatre director ali abu yassin
• pianist yara thabit, 18

HARDtalk: Naftali Bennett

tomorrow morning (monday 26th), 4.30-5.00am (repeated from 12.30am, and from 12.30am on friday 23rd), on bbc news tv (and repeated 3.06am and 3.06pm tomorrow, on bbc world service radio)
naftali bennett – israeli education minister and leader of jewish home (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

“Israel’s seemingly indestructible Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dodged another political bullet. After the recent flare up of violence in Gaza, his defence minister quit and another key cabinet hawk – Naftali Bennett, said he would go too if he wasn’t given the defence portfolio.
The prime minister called his bluff, and Mr Bennett has decided to stay put after all.
What’s behind the chaos in Israeli politics? Are the right wing factions putting their own interests before those of the nation?


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