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Nh/Twt: Coronavirus Mea Shearim

this evening (tuesday 7th), 9.51-9.55pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 10.35pm on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)

newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

The Israeli government approved additional restrictions today to keep people at home in the face of the coronavirus. It comes ahead of the Jewish Passover festival and it begins on Wednesday night At the same time the Israel’s military has been carrying out an operation to deliver food to a large ultra-orthodox town. It was sealed off over concerns that the rate of infection was increasing more quickly than in other parts of the country.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

avigail beer, volunteer paramedic with united hatzalah 

yanki farber, journalist with website b’hadrei hadarim

(more…)

Nh: Hebron masks

this afternoon (saturday 4th), 1.10-1.14pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

Amjad Zaghir’s spent his life making shoes in his workshop in Hebron, but now it is face-masks that his workers stitch sew and staple.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

• manufacturer amjad zaghir 

• uncle adib al sharbati, pharmacist

(more…)

Nh: Coronavirus Gaza 3

BBC bias: The BBC has now presented four different reports in under three weeks on Gazans “coping with the coronavirus pandemic” even though coronavirus has not yet entered Gaza (apart from “a handful of cases” in the quarantine unit on the Egyptian border), and without mentioning that the “devastation of the health service” is caused by lack of funding from the Palestinian Authority.

this evening (tuesday 31st), 9.15-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

“How people in Gaza are coping with the coronavirus pandemic.”

including interview with …

najla shawa, food security manager for oxfam in gaza, formerly health research team leader at unrwa 2008-2014

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-52103958)

(more…)

Nh: Pius XII

yesterday evening (monday 2nd), 9.51-9.58pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by paul henley) concludes with …

“The Catholic church, and the Vatican in particular, have long stood accused of failing to condemn the Holocaust at the time it was happening. Pope Francis today announced the Vatican’s World War II archives will be opened eight years ahead of schedule.”

including interview with …

• historian david kertzer 

(more…)

Nh/Twt: Exit polls

yesterday evening (monday 2nd), 9.44-9.49pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.04-10.05pm on bbc radio 4

newshour (presented by paul henley) and the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

Exit polls from Israel’s three main broadcasters suggest Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud is the largest party, with up to 37 seats.“

including reports from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

(more…)

Nh: Arab-Israeli voters

this afternoon (sunday 1st), 1.51-1.59pm (repeated 9.46pm), on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

“Going into this election, the Arab-Israeli parties are claiming to be making significant ground.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

elias elias, mayor of jish

• singer ayub farah, haifa

• journalist anshel pfeffer 

(more…)

6ocn/Twt: Netanyahu indicted

yesterday evening (thursday 21st), 6.14-6.15pm, 10.04-10.05pm, and 10.15-10.21pm, on bbc radio 4

six o’clock news and the world tonight (presented by paul henley) include …

“Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted on criminal charges including fraud bribery and breach of trust. Mr Netanyahu has been under investigation in three corruption cases, but has always denied any wrongdoing.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• analyst neri zilber 

(more…)

Nh: Gaza escalation

this evening (tuesday 12th), 9.06-9.15pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by paul henley) leads with …

Israel-Gaza violence escalates: Rocket fire is exchanged after Israel’s killing of a senior Islamic Jihad commander. Violence escalated after Israel killed militant commander Baha Abu al-Ata. Four more Palestinians were also killed.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• “gaza resident” najla shawa, food security manager for oxfam in gaza, formerly health research team leader at unrwa 2008-2014

(see also https://bbcwatch.org/tag/najla-shawa/)

(more…)

Nh: Israeli airstrikes

this afternoon (monday 26th), 2.09-2.18pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

Israel is being blamed for recent attacks against Iranian allied forces in three countries, and the result is threats of retaliation, and a growing fear of bigger regional conflict. Over the weekend, militias in Lebanon Syria and Iraq were targeted, Israel has said it was behind only one of the attacks, when its warplanes struck what military officials say was an Iranian base in Syria preparing a strike on Israel.”

including interviews with …

• journalist liz sly, beirut bureau chief, washington post 

• idf spokesman lt col jonathan conricus

(more…)

Nh/Twt: Omar & Tlaib banned

this evening (thursday 15th), 9.06-9.15pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.03-10.04pm and 10.07-10.16pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by julian marshall) and the world tonight (presented by paul henley) both lead with …

Israel will deny entry to two US Congresswomen, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who are prominent critics of the Israeli government.”

“They were apparently happy with plans for the visit until President Trump told them they shouldn’t be.”

including contributions from …

hanan ashrawi 

yaakov katz, editor, jerusalem post

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

journalist barak ravid

• republican congressman mo brooks 

(more…)

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