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Newsday: metal detectors

this morning (tuesday 25th), 7.07-7.11am, and 8.06-8.10am, on bbc world service radio
newsday: israel removes flashpoint holy site metal detectors leads with …

The Israeli government has decided to remove metal detectors from a holy site in Jerusalem that had provoked violent protests by Palestinians”

including interviews with …
• palestinian reporter ibrahim hossein
• i24 presenter eylon aslan levy
(if you missed it, available from 0:01:00 to 0:04:45 at, and from 0:00:30 to 0:04:30 at


Newsday: Gaza “unliveable”

last wednesday morning (12th july), 7.47-7.51am (repeated 8.22am), on bbc world service radio
newsday: life in gaza reaching its limits

In 2012, the United Nations predicted that the Palestinian territory of Gaza would be “unliveable” by 2020. But in a new report, the UN has revised its calculations saying that the conditions for an estimated two million people living there are deteriorating “further and faster” than earlier predictions.”

including interview with …
robert piper, un coordinator for humanitarian aid and development activities (more…)

Newsday: Jerusalem discussion

this morning (monday 22nd), 5.07-5.13am, 5.23-5.28am, 5.34-5.38am, 5.56-5.59am, 6.10-6.17am, 6.19-6.25am, 6.33-6.40am, 6.44-6.50am, 6.54-6.59am, 7.07-7.13am, 7.19-7.24am, 7.33-7.40am, 7.45-7.50am, 7.55-7.59am, 8.07-8.09am, and 8.19-8.29am, on bbc world service radio
newsday (presented by ben james) leads with a discussion from jerusalem while waiting for donald trump, including contributions from …
abe katsman counsel to republicans overseas
elisa simon student, activist in the israeli labour party
hani al-alami, jerusalem palestinian enterpreneur
• tour guide david eisenstadt
• bbc reporter philip hamspheir
vera sajrawi, an arab-israeli producer for al-jazeera english
• tour guide david eisenstadt
• freelance reporter naomi zaboif
• east jerusalem journalist ibrahim husseini
mike evans, founder of the friends of zion museum
riman barakat, ceo of experience palestine
yisrael medad, a spokesperson for the yesha council
nimala harufa of fatah youth
• former us ambassador to israel daniel shapiro (more…)

Newsday: interfaith fundraising

last thursday (23rd february), on bbc world service radio
newsday: muslim fundraising for vandalised jewish cemetery

“A US Muslim-led project to help repair a Jewish cemetery that was vandalised has raised more than four times its initial target of $20,000.
Earlier this week, 170 headstones were damaged in a St Louis cemetery in the US state of Missouri.”

including …
tarek el messidi, one of the activists involved in the restoration campaign
barbara perle, who has family members buried at the site (more…)

Newsday: the Arab Schindler

yesterday (friday 27th), on bbc world service radio
newsday: my dad, the arab schindler

“On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we hear about the Tunisian man, Khaled Abdul Wahab, who saved his Jewish friends from the Nazis when the country was under occupation during World War Two.
His daughter, Faiza, only learned about her father’s actions in recent years when a book was published.”


Newsday: Anne Frank poem

this morning (wednesday 23rd), 5.24-5.28am, on bbc world service radio
newsday includes …

Anne Frank’s bestie sells rare poem:
Newsday’s David Whitty talks to Anne Frank’s best friend Jacqueline van Maarsen after she put a poem, written by the teenager just before she and her family went into hiding from the Nazis, up for auction.”
“People didn’t talk about Jews at that moment, any more – it was quite, the indifference of the Dutch people was for me very painful.”


Newsday: unpublished Kafka

last wednesday (10th august), on bbc world service radio
newsday includes …

“The Israeli national library has won the legal battle for Max Brod’s unseen collection of Franz Kafka’s work.”

including contribution from …
kathi diamant, president of the kafka project (more…)

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