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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.”


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 


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


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


Today: Tomorrow’s election

this morning (monday 16th), 8.48-8.53am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

Tomorrow, Israelis go to the polls to elect a new parliament and with it a new prime minister. It’s the second election this year.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen


Newshour/Twt/WU: Khan al-Ahmar

BBC bias: the BBC Middle East Editor fails to report that the $25 million cut in US aid to East Jerusalem hospitals has already been fully replaced by the Palestinian Authority (announced a week ago, see
The BBC also inserts its announcement of this American cut into a report on a totally different subject, the proposed Israeli demolition of Khan al-Ahmar.

this evening (monday 17th), 9.51-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 10.18-10.25pm, on the world tonight on bbc radio 4) (repeated tuesday 18th, at 10.11am on world update and at 2.36pm on newshour)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“The consequent fear is that the destruction of Khan al-Ahmar will open the way to more building for Israeli settlers, which will in turn split the West Bank and make the two-state solution, an independent Palestine alongside Israel, impossible.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen
naftali bennett
walid namur, ceo of augusta victoria hospital, east jerusalem
saeb erekat

Newshour: Shacks dismantled

this afternoon (thursday 13th), 2.51-2.56pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“Security forces have today dismantled several shacks built by Palestinian protesters near Khan al Ahmar, a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, which Israel has targeted for demolition. The village houses around 180 Bedouin, but has become a symbol of something bigger, and many European countries have urged Israel to stop the demolition.”

including interview with …
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen

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