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Nh: Election results

this afternoon (tuesday 3rd), 2.25-2.29pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by jon donnison) includes …

“After a third election in less than a year, it looks like, according to partial results anyway, like the Houdini of Israeli politics, Benjamin Netanyahu, arguably the most successful and certainly the most durable politician of his generation, has just about pulled off another victory.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter anna foster 


Nh: Aboud

this afternoon (tuesday 17th), 2.44-2.49pm (repeated 9.51pm), on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by jon donnison) includes …

“Today, Christians celebrate the feast of St Barbara … It’s a big day for Arab Christians, and especially for those in the Palestinian village of Aboud.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher 


Newshour: Gaza crisis

this afternoon (monday 17th), 2.36-2.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by jon donnison) includes …

Gaza’s humanitarian crisis.”

including interviews with …
matthias schmale, head of gaza operations, unrwa
sharren haskel, likud mk

Newshour: Pittsburgh massacre

this afternoon (sunday 28th), 1.06-1.19pm, and 1.51-1.59pm (partly repeated 9.12pm), and 9.36-9.44pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by jon donnison) leads with …

We’ll hear from the Jewish community in Pittsburgh after the most deadly anti-Semitic attack in recent American history.”

including contributions from …
••• various synagogue members
• bbc reporter gary odonoghue
adam hertzman, jewish federation of greater pittsburgh
mark hetfield, president and ceo of HIAS
scott brady, united states attorney, western district of pennsylvania
• dr karl williams, chief medical officer of allegheny county
bill peduto, mayor of pittsburgh
• bbc reporter jane obrien
george selim, anti-defamation league

Newshour: Israel & Oman

yesterday evening (friday 26th), 9.20-9.25pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by jon donnison) includes …

”These days, Benjamin Netanyahu boasts that never before has Israel had such good relations with the Arab world. One country not visited by an Israeli Prime Minister for more than 20 years is the Gulf state of Oman.”

including interview with …
• middle east analyst ian black

Newshour: Gaza mental health

BBC bias:
(1) The BBC implies Israel to blame for suicide and wife-beating in Gaza, with no mention that mental health services are among those affected by the deliberate under-funding of Gaza health services by the Palestinian Authority

(2) The BBC resurrects an at least 11-day-old report about mental health with a very long introduction entirely about violence on the Gaza border .
(3) The BBC singles out and names one dead “demonstrator” with no attempt to find out or describe how he died or what he was doing,

this evening (sunday 5th), 9.51-9.56am, on bbc world service radio (repeated from eleven days ago, wednesday 25th july, on today on bbc radio 4)
newshour (presented by jon donnison) includes …

“The tension on Gaza’s boundary with Israel continues to simmer, as it has done now for months. Doctors in the Palestinian territory say a 15 year old boy shot by Israeli soldiers is the latest to die. Muadh al-Suri was among thousands of Palestinian demonstrators who gathered at the border on Friday to protest Israel’s occupation. The Israeli military says Hamas miltants seeking to launch attacks across the border use the regular mass demonstrations there as cover. This year the United Nations says more than 160 Palestinians have been killed in the clashes, with thousands more injured, putting enormous strain on Gaza’s hospitals. But as Paul Adams discovered on a recent visit to Gaza, health workers are worried about something much more long-term, the deteriorating mental health of the area’s nearly two million people.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter paul adams
rada al jerdah, gaza community mental health worker
dave hutton, head of the unrwa gaza community mental health programme
(if you missed it, available from 0:45:00 to 0:49:30 at

Newshour: Gaza tensions

yesterday afternoon (saturday 21st), 1.07-1.19pm (partly repeated 9.51pm), on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by jon donnison) leads with …

Tensions High on Israel Gaza Border: A late-night truce has been agreed between Hamas and Israel after a day of violence that killed five people.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• journalist noga tarnopolsky
• idf spokesman lt col jonathan conricus
• hamas deputy foreign minister ghazi hamad

Newshour: Adam Armoush

yesterday afternoon (sunday 3rd), 1.25-1.29pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by jon donnison) includes …

“Arab-Israeli Adam Armoush’s kippah is going on display in the Berlin Jewish Museum’s new Rapid Response Gallery, which aims to highlight contemporary issues in the news.”

including interview with …
• programme director leontine meijer-van mensch (more…)

Newshour: BBC supports UNHRC

yesterday evening (friday 18th), 9.23-9.29pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by jon donnison) includes …

“The UN Human Rights Council has voted for an independent investigation into the killing of dozens of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces in Gaza this week.”

zeid ra’ad al-hussein, un high commissioner for human rights
aviva raz shechter, israeli ambassador to un in geneva
(if you missed it, available from 0:17:15 to 0:23:00 at

Newshour: Gaza 4/8/2014

yesterday (monday 4th), 1.07-1.20pm, and 9.20-9.26, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal and james coomarasamy) leads with …

Israeli military strategy

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter jon donnison from rafah
robert turner, director of unrwa
salah el hams director of nursing at rafah hospital
• american-palestinian ahmed timras who lives next to rafah hospital
• bbc reporter martin patience from gaza city
• hatnuah mk david tzur (more…)

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