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Newshour Extra: What now?

BBC bias: the three studio panellists on this in-depth one-hour discussion programme present the case entirely from the palestinian point of view

yesterday evening (friday 15th), 9.06-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
what now for the palestinians? (presented by owen bennett jones) (in the newshour extra series)
with panellists …
zena agha, iraqi-palestinian commentator at al-shabaka
mouin rabbani of the institute of palestine studies in amman
yezid sayigh, carnegie middle east centre in beirut
and with contributions from …
david makovsky, washington institute for near east policy
gil hoffman, chief political correspondent. jerusalem post
• bbc reporter yolande knell (more…)

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…)

Newshour: Gaza and Amona

this afternoon (wednesday 1st), 2.19-2.29pm, and 2.51-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 9.20pm, and 10.20pm on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

“There’s one small strip on the map where the confrontation has congealed into something darker, something heavier. every so often it erupts into scalding violence.
It’s the Gaza strip, home to two million Palestinians, controlled by Israel on three sides, Egypt on a fourth.
The UN has said that the way things are going, the enclave could be unfit for human habitation by 2020.”
“Also, the demolition of the illegal settlement, Amona.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tim franks
hamam aliazi, businessman
amir balushar, arrested by hamas for demonstrating
• hamas deputy foreign minister ghazi hamad
rana al-qirnawi, start-up specialist
• bbc reporter yolande knell (more…)

Newshour: Israel/Syria

last friday afternoon (13th january), 2.07-2.10pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) leads with …

Syria Accuses Israel Of Military Aggression: Series of explosions at a military airport on outskirts of Damascus.”

including report from …
• bbc middle east editor jeremy bowen (more…)

Newshour: Elor Azaria

the bbc states that elor azaria would almost certainly not have been prosecuted if he had not been filmed by b’tselem, without reporting that the military investigation had started before the existence of the film had been made public

this afternoon (wednesday 4th), 2.07-2.19pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) leads with …

“Israeli Soldier Convicted Over Hebron Death:
Elor Azaria killed a wounded Palestinian attacker.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• professor efraim inbar
• jewish hebron community spokesman yishai fleisher

(0:11:40) “… Almost certainly the case, isn’t it, if it hadn’t been filmed, this [prosecution] would never have happened?
Yes, absolutely right …


Newshour: Obama abstains

yesterday evening (friday 23rd), 9.07-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) leads with …

“For the first time in many years, the United Nations has passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory.
The United States abstained on this motion – according to past practice, it would have vetoed it. “

including contributions from …
• us ambassador samantha power
• israeli ambassador danny danon
• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher
• chief palestinian negotiator saeb erekat
• former us special envoy dennis ross
(if you missed it, available from 0:01:00 to 0:13:00 at (more…)

Newshour: oldest barmitzvah!

last friday evening (16th september), 9.56-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) concludes with …

Yisrael Kristal, 112, world’s oldest man, to have Bar Mitzvah 100 years late!

including contribution from …
• daughter shulamit kuperstoch (more…)

Newshour: Quartet report

last friday afternoon (1st july), 9.36-9.40pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

“A long-awaited report by Middle East peace mediators says Israel should stop building settlements, and the Palestinians should stop inciting violence.”

including contribution from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell (more…)

Newshour: Reinhold Hanning convicted

last friday afternoon (17th june), 2.17-2.19pm, 2.51-2.56pm, and 9.20-9.29pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

“A court in Germany has just found Reinhold Hanning, a former Nazi guard, guilty of being accessory to the deaths of 170,000 people at Auschwitz.”

including contributions from …
• survivor hedy bohm (b. 1928, oradea, romania)
• bbc reporter jenny hill
• survivor william glied (b. 1930, subotica, yugoslavia)
• survivor joshua kaufman (b.1928, debrecen, hungary)
• daughter rachel kaufman

for transcripts of evidence (hedy bohm, max eisen, irene weiss, bill glied), see
(see also (more…)

Newshour: Mustafa Badreddine killed

yestserday (friday 13th), 1.07-1.14pm, and 9.36-9.44pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) leads with …

Top Hezbollah Commander Killed:
Mustafa Badreddine
killed in Syria;”

including interviews with …
hussein hajj hassan, hizbollah industry minister
• guardian journalist kareem shaheen
• bbc reporter quentin sommerville
samar al hajj
alex rowell of now news, lebanon (more…)

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