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The Six Day War: 2 (Libya!)

the bbc presents a view of the six day war “from both sides” without mentioning any military action or threat by the arab states, and without any israeli input at all:
last sunday evening (21st june), 8.18-8.28pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

(last week, at 0:27:02) “Of course, this is a deeply controversial topic, with highly charged views on both sides. So, for obvious reasons, we’re going to hear from both sides. Next week: the Israeli view. But right now, Louise Hidalgo hears from two Palestinians about their memories of that time.”
“Next, as promised last week, we’re going to get a second personal view of the Arab-Israeli Six Day War in June 1967. We’ve already heard a graphic account of the Palestinian experience of the conflict, which pitted the Jewish state against the armed forces of Egypt Jordan and Syria.
So it’s only right and proper that we hear now from the other side, and that other side doesn’t just mean those living in Israel, there was at the time a Jewish population scattered throughout the Middle East and beyond. Louise Hidalgo has been talking to someone from the Jewish community in Tripoli, who was forced to flee when anti-Jewish riots broke out in Libya.”

including interview with …
lilianna suroor
(if you missed it, available from 0:13:30 to 0:23:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02tmctk or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016tmg1/episodes/downloads)

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The Six Day War: 1

tomorrow evening (sunday 14th), 8.32-8.41pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

The Six Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbours: Louise Hidalgo hears from two Palestinians about their memories of that time (next week: the Israeli view).”

including interviews with …
samia khoury of east jerusalem, author of reflections from palestine: a journey of hope (2014)
nuri akram nuri of ramallah (then 8) (more…)

The Eichmann tapes

last sunday (7th june), 8.05-8.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the history hour (presented by max pearson) leads with …

The Eichmann tapes: Dutch collaborator and SS lieutenant Willem Sassen had interviewed Eichmann for hours at his home in Argentina about the final solution … His daughter Saskia Sassen remembers Eichmann’s sons bursting into their house demanding to know where their father was.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter louise hidalgo
• daughter, professor saskia sassen
• historian uki goni (more…)

Siege of the Church of the Nativity

sunday 17th may, 8.05-8.14pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the history hour (presented by max pearson) leads with …

Siege of The Church of the Nativity: In May 2002 a group of Palestinian gunmen, civilians and nuns and monks, were holed up inside one of Christianity’s most holy sites”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter louise hidalgo
• photographer carolyn cole of the los angeles times, who was able to enter the church during the siege
• father amjad sabbara (more…)

History hour: Benjamin Ferencz

yesterday evening (saturday 22nd), 10.05-11.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the history hour (presented by max pearson) leads with …

Louise Hidalgo talks to the last Nazi trial prosecutor, Benjamin Ferencz

(more…)

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