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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


Newshour: Darfur refugees

this evening (sunday 5th), 9.53-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james menendez) concludes with …

“A group of about 4000 asylum-seekers is living in Israel. Many of these escaped from Sudan during the civil war in the Darfur region which killed hundreds of thousands of civilians. I’ve been talking to • Monin Haroon, who’s now studying in Jerusalem after spending three years in detention.”


Weekend/Newshour: Massive strikes

today (sunday 5th), 6.06-6.10am (repeated 7.06am and 6.06am), 1.00-1.09pm, and 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio 

weekend (presented by julian worricker) and newshour (presented by james menendez) lead with …

Surge in Gaza violence intensifies: Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has ordered his armed forces to launch massive strikes against Palestinian militants in Gaza after they fired hundreds of rockets.”

including contributions from …

journalist noga tarnopolski

• bbc reporter alan johnston

• analyst tareq baconi, author of hamas contained: the rise and pacification of palestinian resistance

• foreign ministry spokesman emmanuel nachshon 


Newshour: Annex settlements?

this afternoon (sunday 7th), 1.36-1.43pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex West Bank settlements, is this anything more than a last ditch attempt to attract voters?”

including interview with …

• israeli ”new” historian tom segev


Newshour: Rafi Eitan dies

this afternoon (sunday 24th), 1.20-1.29pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

“You may not know the name Rafi Eitan, but you’ll almost certainly remember his most famous achievement, the daring operation he led in 1960 to snatch the fugitive Nazi Adolf Eichmann from Argentina and smuggle him back to Israel for trial and then hanging. Eitan, who’s died in Tel Aviv at the age of 92, became one of Israel’s most renowned agents.”

including contributions from …

• former bbc reporter gavin esler

• israeli filmmaker duki dror director of ‘inside the mossad


MN/Newshour: Trump to recognise Golan

today (friday 22nd), 12.12-12.13am on bbc radio 4, and 2.24-2.29pm on bbc world service radio 

midnight news and newshour (presented by james menendez) include …

“There’s been an angry reaction to President Trump’s tweet saying it’s time to recognise the Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a small but strategic patch of land that Israel captured from Syria in 1967 and then annexed in 1981, a move declared null and void by the Security Council soon after.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

einat wilf, former mk


Newshour/6ocn : Rosalind Franklin

this afternoon (thursday 7th), 2.46-2.49pm on bbc world service radio, and 6.27-6.29pm on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by james menendez) and six o’clock news include …

“Next year, a new probe will be sent to Mars to explore the planet’s surface. As it’s been assembled largely here in the UK, it fell to the British public to give it a name – and we’ve managed to avoid anything facetious this time. Instead, the rover will be named after one of our most eminent scientists, Rosalind Franklin, although she’s not exactly a household name.”

including contributions from …
• molecular biologist anna ramachandran
• bbc reporter jonathan amos
• astronaut timothy peake
alice bunn, international director, uk space agency

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