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Newshour: Syrian refugees

this afternoon (wednesday 4th), 2.45-2.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

”A few days ago, Israel’s hard-line defence minster, Avigdor Lieberman, said on social media that while Israel was prepared to continue to offer humanitarian assistance to civilians, it wouldn’t accept any Syrian refugees. Well, one man calling for a change in that policy is Peter Lerner.”

including interview with …
• former idf spokesman, lt-col peter lerner


Newshour: Sara Netanyahu indicted

this afternoon (thursday 21st), 2.25-2.28pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

Sara Netanyahu, the wife of the Israeli prime minister, has been indicted today on charges of fraud over alleged misuse of state funds.”

including interview with …
• journalist noga tarnopolsky

Newshour: BBC promotes UNRWA-USA

BBC bias: The BBC presents a completely one-sided report on political organisation UNRWA-USA:
i] the report presents a small response to a political organisation as a USA-wide grass-roots funding and opposition to USA policy
ii] the report supports the view that humanitarian aid to refugees should not depend on politics, even though most of UNRWA’s aid to Palestinians is solely dependent on politics, since in no other situation is UN aid given to children or grandchidren of refugees
iii] the whole report is presented as relevant solely on the hook of a UN Security Council debate on Gaza that has nothing to do with UNRWA or refugees

this afternoon (wednesday 13th), 2.44-2.49pm (repeated 9.49pm), on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

”Years of conflict have left Gaza in ruins. Infrastructure’s crumbling, the economy’s paralysed, and basic supplies such as electricity are in crisis. Despite this, the United States has cut off vital funding to the UN’s agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA. But, as Nada Tawfik reports, across the US, American citizens are now filling the void.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter nada tawfik
peter mulrean, director of the unrwa representative office in new york
abby smardon, executive director of political charity unrwa-usa

Newshour/PM: ’Big Start’ Israel

this afternoon (thursday 3rd), 2.56-2.59pm (repeated 9.25pm) on bbc world service radio, and 5.49-5.53pm on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by james menendez) and pm (presented by eddie mair) include …

“The Giro d’Italia, one of the biggest cycling races in the world, begins on Friday but not in Italy. This year’s ’big start’ will take place in Israel. When the riders roll from the start line in Jerusalem, this will be the first time in its 101 year history that it has travelled outside Europe.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter alex capstick
sylvan adams, honorary president of giro d’italia’s ’big start’ israel
paolo beeline, manager of rcs sport, organisers of giro d’italia
malak hasan who runs a cycling club on the west bank
• israeli cyclist guy niv
• israeli cyclist guy sagiv
ze’ev elkin mk, minister for jerusalem affairs
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Newshour: Malaysian assassination

this evening (sunday 22nd), 9.32-9.36pm), on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

Kuala Lumpur was the scene of a mysterious murder on Saturday. The victim, a Palestinian engineer called Fadi al-Batsh, was shot dead on his way to mosque. Hamas have now confirmed he was one of theirs.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter sebastian usher

Newshour: 7 Gaza dead

last friday (6th april), 2.56-2.59pm, and 9.24-9.28pm, on bbc world service radio (partly repeated in weekend on saturday)
newshour (presented by james menendez and julian marshall) includes …

”There have been further protests on the border between Israel and Gaza, and the Palestinians say that Israeli troops have killed at least 7 people. The Israeli army says it shot and wounded 3 people after they approached the frontier defences.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
ª original refugee ahmed abdullah, born 1946 in hulayqat, retired English teacher (also interviewed on world news today on bbc 4 tv at 7.08pm: “Ahmed, his son and grandsons, came to peacefully protest and pray.”)

Newshour: Saudi support

this afternoon (tuesday 3rd), 2.55-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) concludes with …

“The Saudi heir apparent Mohammed bin Salman has said that the Israelis are entitled to live peacefully on their own land.”

including interview with …
dennis ross, former us middle east envoy

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