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Posts tagged ‘Jordan’

Newshour: UNRWA cuts

this afternoon (thursday 30th), 2.07-2.18pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) leads with …

Jordan FM: UNRWA Cuts Could Threaten Middle East Peace. Jordan’s foreign minister Ayman Safadi has warned that cuts to the funding of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, could be ’extremely destabilising’. He was reacting to reports that the United States had decided to cut all funding it gives to UNRWA. The US had already announced a big reduction of contributions earlier this year.”

including contributons from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• jordanian foreign minister ayman safadi
(more…)

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Newshour: mail 8 years in Jordan

this afternoon (thursday 16th), 2.51-2.55pm (repeated 10.32pm friday 17th), on bbc world service radio (and repeated 10.16pm on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) includes …

Imagine having to wait 8 years to receive your post, because that’s what’s happened to many Palestinians, because Israel has handed the Palestinian postal service about ten and a half tons of parcels and letters which have been held in limbo in Jordan for the best part of a decade.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
(more…)

Witness: Ephraim Halevy

this morning (thursday 9th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
israel’s secret peace envoy: ephraim halevy (interviewed by louise hidalgo) (in the witness series)

“In August 1994 Yitzhak Rabin became the first Israeli leader publicly to visit Jordan. But in fact talks had been going on for years. Former head of Mossad, Ephraim Halevy, was Israel’s secret peace envoy. He’s been telling Louise Hidalgo about Rabin and King Hussein of Jordan’s clandestine meetings during the often fraught road to peace.”

(more…)

Newshour: Amman Embassy

this evening (sunday 23rd), 9.06-9.09pm, and 9.58-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) leads and concludes with …

Shooting at Israeli embassy in Amman kills at least one person.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter alan johnston
• eye-witness zakariya ashour (more…)

Mishka Ben-David

yesterday morning (sunday 21st), 2.33-2.42am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson)

The botched assassination which humiliated the Israeli Secret Service.”

including interview with …
mishka ben-david (more…)

Redrawing the Middle East

this afternoon (sunday 21st), 12.05-1.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
jordan: redrawing the middle east, a public debate, presented by lyse doucet, with panellists …
khaled fahmy of the american university in cairo
mouin rabbani of the institute of palestine studies
ali mahafza of the university of jordan (more…)

Newshour: Syrian refugees

this afternoon (sunday 16th), 1.40-1.54pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“Syrian refugees in the Jabal el-Hussein camp in Jordan”

and so naturally includes an interview (by kevin connolly) with …
• former palestinian refugee (from nablus), labib kamhawi (more…)

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