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Newshour: Golan Heights

this afternoon (wednesday 22nd), 2.36-2.49pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 9.36pm, and repeated 10.35pm on thursday on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)

newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“Today, we’re going to head to the north-eastern tip of Israel, to the Golan Heights. This is a small country, so from here, Jerusalem to the Golan, it’s about a two-and-a-half-hour drive, and it’s a stunning landscape. This is also occupied territory, but my goodness it feels so different to the West Bank.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tim franks

menachem ender, golan resident

amal safahi, bookshop owner, majdal shams

bassal shafani, tennis coach, majdal shams

uzi arad, former negotiator

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Today: Gaza border anniversary

this morning (friday 29th), 7.15-7.19am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 9.40pm on newshour on bbc world service radio) 

today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

Tomorrow marks a year since Palestinians began protesting at Gaza’s perimeter fence with Israel. Hamas, the militant group that runs the strip, is marking the anniversary calling for a million-person march at the fence. Israel has been massing troops nearby, after a week that’s already seen a significant military flare-up. There are some signs that a truce may hold, but people on both sides are braced for violence.”

including report from … 

• bbc reporter tom bateman

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PM: Israeli election

yesterday afternoon (thursday 28th), 5.46-5.49pm, on bbc radio 4

pm (presented by jonny dymond) includes …

Israel goes to the polls in 12 days time, and it’s an eventful campaign. Prime Minister Netanyahu faces corruption charges, but has not let that deter him from running against a main opponent, a former military chief of staff, Benny Gantz. This week, President Trump has said he’ll recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights … There was a rocket strike from Gaza on Monday, and retaliation of dozens of air raids on Hamas targets.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

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Today: Trump recognises Golan

this morning (tuesday 26th), 8.40-8.44am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Donald Trump shook up the map of the Middle East yesterday when he signed a declaration that America now recognises the Golan Heights as Israeli territory – meaning what?”

including interview with …

• analyst neri zilber

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Newshour/Twt: Rocket injures 7

yesterday evening (monday 25th), 9.07-9.14pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.02-10.02pm on bbc radio 4

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) lead with …

“Hours after a rocket hit a house near Tel Aviv and injured seven people, Israel is carrying out strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. Could this be the start of a full-scale conflict?”

including contributions from …

• idf spokesperson, captain libby weiss

• bbc reporter tom bateman

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B100d: Rocket injures 7

yesterday evening (monday 25th), 7.19-7.24pm, on bbc news tv

beyond 100 days (presented by katty kay) includes …

Israel says it has begun carrying out strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, hours after a Palestinian rocket hit a house north of Tel Aviv, injuring seven people.”

including interview with …

• former us ambassador dennis ross

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6ocn: Trump recognises Golan

this evening (monday 25th), 6.08-6.10pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 12.06-12.08am on midnight news

six o’clock news includes …

“President Trump has formally recognised Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a strategically valuable plateau which was seized from Syria during a war in 1967.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

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