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Posts tagged ‘Lebanon’

HH: Shlomo Argov

this evening (sunday 10th), 10.16-10.30pm, on bbc world service radio
shlomo argov: an assassination attempt that sparked Lebanon’s war (presented by max pearson) (in the the history hour series)
including interview of son • gideon argov and journalist • rami khouri by • simon watts
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Witness: Shlomo Argov

this afternoon (tuesday 5th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
the assassination attempt that sparked a middle east war (presented by simon watts) (in the witness series)

“In June 1982, the Israeli ambassador to the UK, Shlomo Argov, was shot and critically injured by a Palestinian gunman outside the Dorchester Hotel in London. The attack was the trigger for the start of the devastating war in Lebanon just days later. Simon Watts talks to Shlomo Argov’s son, Gideon Argov.”

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Twt: Gaza casualties

this evening (tuesday 15th), 10.00-10.02pm and 10.08-10.24pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) leads with …

Two Palestinians have been shot dead in new violence sparked by protests along the border between Israel and the Gaza strip. And we hear from a refugee camp in Lebanon.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter nick bryant
• bbc reporter tom bateman
nikki haley
karen pierce, uk permanent representative at un
danny ayalon
michael lynk, un rapporteur on human rights in the occupied territories
• bbc reporter paul moss
janna al mawat, teacher in a lebanese refugee camp
nadim gemayel. lebanese mp
awad awad. film director
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Newshour: Lebanon & Israel

this evening (monday 14th), 9.51-9.58pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 10.20pm on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) concludes with …

”There is the possibility of an even more serious conflict brewing on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter paul moss
patricia khodr of l’orient le jour
zeinab, 24
rashid, 59
michel ragien, kataeb party (formerly christian phalange)
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Newshour: Israeli airstrikes

this evening (thursday 10th), 9.07-9.17pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) leads with …

“Fears grow over the prospect of a new conflict in the Middle East after missiles were fired at Israeli positions in the Golan Heights, prompting return strikes.”

including contributions from …
assaf orion of institute for national security studies
michael young. carnegie middle east centre in beirut
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Today: Israeli airstrikes

this morning (thursday 10th), 6.01-6.02am, 6.10-6.13am, 6.47-6.51am, 7.09-7.14am, and 8.36-8.40am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes …

Israel has carried out a wave of airstrikes on Syria, aimed at what it says were Iranian targets, because it said Iranian forces inside Syria had been attacking its positions in the Golan Heights.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• historian simon sebag-montefiore
• maj gen yaakov amidror, former head of israeli national security council
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• iranian professor mohammad marandi
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Saudi Arabia and Israel

this morning (friday 24th), 9.44-9.50pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 6.44pm)
the battle for lebanon (in the newshour extra series) (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

“There’s a lot of talk of the leadership in Saudi Arabia reaching out in some way to Israel.”

including contributions from …
lina khatib of chatham house
azadeh moaveni, former beirut correspondent at time magazine
amal saad, author of hezbollah: politics and religion
fahed nazer, consultant to the saudi embassy in washington
basem shabb mp, saad hariri’s future movement bloc
emad chidiac, lebanese business journalist (more…)

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