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Witness: Yasser Arafat

last thursday morning (november 22nd), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio
leila shahid: the last days of yasser arafat (interviewed by louise hidalgo) (in the witness series)

“• Leila Shahid was the Palestinian ambassador to France in 2004, and was with Yasser Arafat during his final days.
French doctors treating him at the military hospital in France where he died said Arafat had an unidentified blood disorder and gave the cause of death as a stroke. Since then there have been allegations that he was poisoned.”

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Albert Speer

last friday morning (24th august), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
roger george clark – interviewing hitler’s architect (in the witness series) (presented by louise hidalgo)

“Among the leading Nazi inmates in Berlin’s Spandau prison, which was closed in August 1987, was Hitler’s architect and minister of war, Albert Speer. He was the only top Nazi who later apologised for the Holocaust, although he claimed he never knew it was happening.
Louise Hidalgo has been speaking to the journalist Roger George Clark, who interviewed Speer in 1979, a decade after his release, at his home in West Germany.”

(see also http://rogergeorgeclark.com/page3.htm)
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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.”

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HH: Adolf Eichmann

this evening (sunday 10th), 10.30-10.39pm, on bbc world service radio
adolf eichmann’s execution (presented by max pearson) (in the the history hour series)
including interview of investigator and auschwitz survivor • michael goldmann-gilead by • louise hidalgo
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Witness: Monica Juul

yesterday morning (wednesday 25th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (repeated from 2012)
monica juul: the oslo peace talks (presented by louise hidalgo) (in the witness series)

Top secret negotiations in Norway during 1993 eventually led to an Israeli-Palestinian agreement which became known as the Oslo Accord. Norwegian diplomat Mona Juul was one of the people who helped keep the talks on track.”

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Witness: Taba

last thursday morning (29th june), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
the disputed resort of taba (in the witness series) (presented by louise hidalgo)

“A dispute between Israel and Egypt over a tiny strip of beach on the Red Sea soured relations between the two countries for years.
Israel captured Taba on the Sinai Peninsula during the Six Day War, but refused to return it until 1989 when the Egyptians bought the luxury hotel and beach-hut village that Israeli developers had built on it.
Louise Hidalgo talks to former US judge Abraham Sofaer who helped negotiate the deal.”

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Witness: Arik Achmon

yesterday morning (wednesday 7th), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio (repeated in the history hour on sunday evening)
arik achmon (interviewed by louise hidalgo) (in the witness series)

The Six Day War – An Israeli View:
On 7 June 1967, Israel captured the whole of Jerusalem during the Six Day War, including its most holy site, the Temple Mount that is revered by both Jews and Muslims.
Arik Achmon was one of the first Israeli paratroopers to enter the old city that day and reach the Western Wall.”

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