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Today: Palestinian anger

this morning (friday 8th)6.11-6.14am, 7.26-7.31am, 7.45-7.49am, and 8.47-8.52am, on bbc radio 4
today (including report from westminster) (presented by sarah smith and john humphrys) includes …

“The United States has warned the Palestinians not to break off talks that had been planned with Vice-President Mike Pence after President Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’a capital.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• bbc parliamentary reporter sean curran
• bbc middle east editor jeremy bowen
mark lyell grant, former uk ambassador to the un (more…)

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News@10: Jerusalem reaction

yesterday evening (wednesday 6th), 10.11-10.15pm on bbc 1
bbc news at ten includes …

“The leader of Hamas has called for a popular uprising or intifada following President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Traditional allies of the US, including Saudi Arabia, and France, condemned President Trump’s decision.”

including report from …
• bbc middle east editor jeremy bowen (more…)

Newshour: Jerusalem recognised

yesterday evening (wednesday 6th), 6.06-6.59pm, 8.06-8.59pm, and 9.06-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (three special editions, presented by tim franks) entirely deals with …

Trump Recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital: President Trump has overturned decades of US policy and recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He also announced plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
There’s been widespread condemnation of the announcement.”

including speeches by …
donald trump
antonio guterres
benjamin netanyahu
and contributions from …
• bbc reporter james robbins
sharon haskell, likud mk
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen
hanan ashrawi
• palestinian ambassador manuel hassassian
• new historian tom segev
• bbc reporter barbara plett usher
• professor fawaz gerges
michael oren mk
• bbc reporter lyse doucet
• former us special envoy for middle east peace george mitchell
• bbc reporter katty kay
• bbc turkey reporter mark lowen
• bbc cairo reporter sally nabil
danny seidemann
• fatah spokesman ziad khalil abu zayyad
daniel levy of the middle east project
dennis ross
• analyst einat wolf
james sorene, ceo of bicom (more…)

PM: Israel’s capital

this afternoon (wednesday 6th), 5.18-5.23pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) includes …

Why is the location of an embassy so controversial?

including interview with …
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen (more…)

W@1: Israel’s capital

this afternoon (wednesday 6th), 1.34-1.37pm, on bbc radio 4
world at one (presented by martha kearney) includes …

“Given how disputed the status of Jerusalem is, there’s no surprise how divisive reaction to President Trump’s plan to US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen (more…)

Bowen on the future

this afternoon (friday 30th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
through a glass darkly (last of 25 episodes of the our man in the middle east series)

“BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen looks at some of the lessons of the past 25 years to find out what happens next in the Middle East. ‘None of us Europeans can afford to ignore what is happening just beyond the horizon, in the Middle East’.”

(more…)

Bowen on Gaza

[BBC bias: In this programme devoted to Gaza, no mention by Jeremy Bowen of …
• Tens of thousands of Gazans being allowed out for humanitarian and religious reasons, and for free medical treatment.
Egyptian control of who goes in and out.
Electricity shortages (only a few hours supply a day), and medical shortages, caused by Fatah withholding funds from Gaza.
Housing shortages caused by Hamas diverting much of its revenue (and concrete) to building tunnels.
• War crimes by Hamas.]
this afternoon (friday 16th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
missiles and the ballot box (15th of 20 episodes of the our man in the middle east series)

“BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen explores Gaza, the Palestinian territory controlled by Hamas, the Islamic resistance movement.
‘It’s not a place you would chose for a Mediterranean holiday, though the Palestinians used to dream of developing a tourist industry’, he says. ‘Israel could recapture Gaza in days if it wanted to. But then it would be responsible for around a million children and about the same number of angry adults. Palestinians can’t destroy a state as strong as Israel. But Israel can’t bludgeon Palestinians into submission either’.”

“Palestinians often call Gaza the world’s biggest jail, and it’s hard to argue.
… The UN predicts that Gaza might become uninhabitable by 2020, if there’s no end to the conflict with Israel.
the human spirit burns very bright in Gaza.
… Living either side of the border wire, in Gaza or Israel, can be very difficult and dangerous.
… The laws of war say belligerents shouldn’t use disproportionate force. Israel always denies doing so when it attacks Gaza, but the evidence suggests that it does. The Israelis claim to take great care not to kill civilians, but they use heavy weapons in densely populated areas, making civililan casualties certain.
I’ve never seen any evidence of Hamas in Gaza forcing civilians in to stay in the firing line, but Israelis repeat time and again that Hamas hide behind human shields.
… Until matters change in Gaza, there will be more wars between Hamas and Israel. Change means a new attempt at peace, with the participation and consent of all sides [including Hamas].”
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08tgjl2)

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