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Nh: Netanyahu finished?

this afternoon (wednesday 11th), 2.24–2.29pm (repeated 9.20pm), on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

Is Benjamin Netanyahu’s time now up, or can the master magician of Israeli politics pull another last rabbit out of the hat?”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• journalist gil hoffman 

gideon sa’ar mk

• journalist dana weiss


Weekend: US embassy tomorrow

this morning (sunday 13th), 7.11-7.22am, on bbc world service radio
weekend (presented by julian worricker) leads with …

“Tomorrow, the United States will officially open its embassy in Jerusalem, following the controversial decision by President Trump to relocate it from Tel Aviv.”

including contributions from …
• historian simon sebag-montefiore
gil hoffman of jerusalem post
azza el hassan, producer of plo compilation kings and extras

(if you missed it, available from 0:04:40 to 0:16:20 at

Today: Jerusalem edition

this morning (friday 11th), 6.08-6.10am, 6.19-6.28am, 6.36-6.40am, 6.51-6.57am, 7.09-7.16am, 7.26-7.31am, 7.37-7.45am, 8.10-8.27am, and 8.41-9.00am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney in jerusalem) leads with …

We’re in Jerusalem at a time of increased tensions

including contributions from …
• finance expert tim weller
doron kolton of top spin cybersecurity,
manal white, managing director of west bank olive oil exporter zaytoun
• bbc reporter yolande knell
amira hass of haaretz
gil hoffman of jerusalem post
• dr mahmoud al-zahar, co-founder of hamas, who says that england expelled its jews in the 13th century, and set them up in palestine as compensation
avner gvaryahu of breaking the silence
elie bogdan of my truth
donald mcintyre, author of gaza: preparing for dawn
yael ben-yashar of settlement beit-el
daniel aryeh, tefilin-maker
anton salman, mayor of bethlehem
alah, owner, afteem restaurant, manger square, bethlehem
linda, tour guide, yad mordechai kibbutz near gaza
ilan meiri, tour guide, yad mordechai kibbutz near gaza
olah scafi, gaza protester: “the land wants blood”
rafif, young gaza woman “from jaffa”
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen
• dr mustafa barghouti
danny ayalon
john sode-woodhead, chartered institute of archaeologists
• bbc reporter tom bateman

Newshour Extra: What now?

BBC bias: the three studio panellists on this in-depth one-hour discussion programme present the case entirely from the palestinian point of view

yesterday evening (friday 15th), 9.06-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
what now for the palestinians? (presented by owen bennett jones) (in the newshour extra series)
with panellists …
zena agha, iraqi-palestinian commentator at al-shabaka
mouin rabbani of the institute of palestine studies in amman
yezid sayigh, carnegie middle east centre in beirut
and with contributions from …
david makovsky, washington institute for near east policy
gil hoffman, chief political correspondent. jerusalem post
• bbc reporter yolande knell (more…)

WHYS: Israel’s moral compass?

last friday afternoon (20th may), 5.06-5.29pm, on bbc world service radio
world have your say (talk-in programme) (presented by anu anand) leads with …

Has Israel Lost its ‘Moral Compass’?
We hear the conversation in Israel after Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon resigns. He said Israel has been taken over by ‘dangerous and extreme elements’. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reported to be bringing hardliner Avigdor Lieberman into the coalition, possibly as defence minister.”

including contributions from …
gil hoffman of the jerusalem post
michael from tel aviv
anat hoffman, executive director of the israel religious action centre
gregg roman, director of the middle east forum (more…)

Newshour: Gaza 17/7/2014

yesterday (thursday 17th), 1.06-1.15pm, 1.40-1.45pm, 9.07-9.12pm, 9.23-9.28pm, and 9.43-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy and tim franks) leads with …

Confusion over reports of new Gaza truce.”


Israel begins ground invasion of Gaza.”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter sally nabil from cairo
• bbc reporter james reynolds from mordecai, just outside the gaza strip
• bbc reporter yolande knell from gaza
mark regev
william schabas, professor of international law at middlesex university and leiden university
(of the dozens of uk international law professors,why did the bbc choose him? perhaps because of…

“Well, I am very supportive of the report. I know all of the people who were on the commission and have great respect for them, particularly Judge Goldstone, who is a very honorable man of great integrity.”

gil hoffman of the jerusalem post
• bbc reporter lyse doucet from gaza
riyad mansour, palestinian ambassador to the un
michael binyon of the london times
• lt col peter lerner
• bbc reporter paul adams from gaza (more…)

Newshour: Israel/Palestine

yesterday (sunday 6th), 9.07-9.16pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 80)
newshour leads with the arrests of 6 israelis for the revenge murder of 17-year-old palestinian mohammed abu khdair, and of his cousin tariq abu khdeir for allegedly being in a group of 6 youths throwing stones and with knives (presented by lyse doucet), and includes interviews with …
gil hoffman of the jerusalem post
tariq abu khdeir
• bbc journalist james reynolds (more…)

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