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Where the line is drawn

every morning this week (monday 23rd to friday 27th), 9.45-10.00am (repeated 12.30am), on bbc radio 4
where the line is drawn (by raja shehadeh, read by peter polycarpou) (5 episodes, in the book of the week series)

Raja Shehadeh reflects on his forty year friendship with Henry Abramovitch, a Jewish Israeli.
1. As idealistic young men when they first meet in 1977, they connect over shared interests in literature, writing and walking. As the years pass, their friendship is challenged by history, politics, enmity and violence, but it also points the way to a common future.
2. He visits Jaffa, the city from which his father was exiled during the Nakba in 1948 when 750,000 were forced from their homes with the end of the British Mandate and the creation of Israel. It’s now 1978 and he is staying with Jewish friends who moved into one of the old Arab houses in Jaffa. He is curious about their choice of home.
3. He recollects a humiliating experience on his way home to Ramallah.
4. He remembers a terrifying night time drive. Meanwhile, tense times lie ahead for Raja and Henry as the new millennium dawns.
5. He receives shocking news and he comes to a new understanding about the value of his friendship with Henry.
Raja Shehadeh’s books include Occupation Diaries; Language of War, Language of Peace and Palestinian Walks, which won the 2008 Orwell Prize. He has contributed to The New York Times, The Guardian and Granta.
He is an award winning Palestinian writer, lawyer, and founder of the human right’s organisation, Al Haq.”

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Newshour: Gaza 12/7/2014

today (saturday 12th), 1.06-1.16pm and 8.06-8.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) leads with …

More than 120 dead in Gaza: UN says most Gaza deaths are civilians.”

and …

New Gaza strikes: Rockets to Tel Aviv intercepted.”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter yolande knell from a destroyed home for the disabled
yaakov perry (israeli cabinet minister, and former head of shin bet)
adnan abu hassan, unrwa media adviser
• bbc reporter james reynolds in tel aviv/jaffa (more…)

Outlook: dance and Camp David

yesterday (thursday 24th), 10.19-10.28pm and 10.38-10.46pm on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
outlook includes (0:13:30-0:22:15) …

Pierre Dulaine (70) is a ballroom dancing champion whose Irish-Palestinian family fled Jaffa in 1948.
He returned in 2010 (from England) and teaches Jewish and Israeli-Arab children to dance together.”

and (0:32:40-0:40:15) …

“US author Lawrence Wright talks to Jane O’Brien about dramatising the 13 days of tense negotiation in 1978 that led to the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. His new play, based on Rosalynn Carter‘s personal diary, is called ‘Camp David.’ “
Carter had the mistaken idea that he could just put Sadat and Begin in the same room together, isolate them, and they would come to like and trust each other, and they would find a way to make peace. The very opposite happened, they hated each other, they couldn’t stand to be in the same room.”

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