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Today: Hezbollah missiles

this morning (friday 6th), 8.37-8.42am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney and mishal husain) includes …

“With your allies in Iran, you have amassed an enormous arsenal of rockets and missiles, including guided missiles, that presumably you’d use in a war with Israel.  Under what circumstances would you use that arsenal of weapons?

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen

naim qassem, deputy leader, hezbollah

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PM: US okays settlements

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 19th), 5.23-5.26pm, on bbc radio 4

pm (presented by evan davis) includes …

“Last night, the US made a dramatic shift in its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US will no longer view them as inconsistent with international law.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen 

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Nh: US okays settlements

yesterday (tuesday 19th), 2.20-2.23pm and 9.36-9.44pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by razia iqbal and tim franks) includes …

The Trump administration has abandoned its four-decades-old position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Its position now is that the settlements do not violate international law.”

including contributions from …

saeb erekat

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen

• jordanian foreign minister ayman safadi

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FOOC: Netanyahu chosen

this morning (thursday 26th), 11.03-11.09am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) leads with …

Last week’s general election in Israel produced an indecisive result, but President Rivlin has asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the country’s next government, after Mr Netanyahu and his main political opponent Benny Gantz failed to agree a deal on a unity government.

Many observers suggested this election would be the end of an era for Israel’s longest-serving PM, but as the BBC’s Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen points out, the pre-emptive writing of Mr Netanyahu’s political obituary has proved premature before.”

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PM: Election deadlock

this afternoon (wednesday 18th), 5.23-5.28pm, on bbc radio 4

pm (presented by evan davis) includes …

A country deadlocked, a controversial prime minister desperate to cling on. But Benjamin Netanyahu’s time may be up. After a second election in Israel this year. he has failed to break through.”

including contributions from …

benny gantz 

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen 

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Today: Exit polls

this morning (wednesday 18th), 6.01-6.02am, 6.10-6.13am,  6.48-6.53am, 7.00-7.03am, 8.00-8.02am, and 8.35-8.42am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by mishal husain and john humphrys) leads with …

Exit polls from Israel’s second general election in five months suggest another inconclusive result, with the two main parties failing to win enough seats to form a government.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

benny gantz

avigdor lieberman

• likud spokesman eli hazan 

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen

sharren haskel mk

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Today: Today’s election

this morning (tuesday 17th), 8.06-8.08am, and 8.51-8.54am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

Israelis are voting in their second election in five months, in what’s expected to be a tight race between the country’s longest-serving prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and a centrist alliance, Blue and White. Many observers see the poll as a referendum on Mr Netanyahu, who faces the possibility of being indicted on corruption charges.”

including reports from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

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