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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.”

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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 

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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

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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

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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

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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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Newshour: Danube remains

yesterday afternoon (friday 18th), 2.40-2.45pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

“Should the remains of Jews killed and dumped in the Danube during the Second World War be exhumed and buried in Israel?”

including interview with …
• rabbi baruch oberlander, head of the orthodox rabbinate in hungary
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