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Posts tagged ‘peace process’

Nh: Annexation?

this afternoon (wednesday 1st), 2.41-2.48pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“The occupied West Bank, home to 2,500,000 Palestinians and 430,000 Israeli settlers, lies at the heart of divisions between Israel and the Palestinians. Now it seems the Israei leadership is divided over whether to press ahead with its annexation.”

including interview with …

yohanan plesner, president of israel democracy institute 


Today: Annexation soon?

this morning (tuesday 30th), 6.13-6.18am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 2.36pm and 9.20pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)  

today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

“The long-time formula for peace in the middle east is based on the idea of creating an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. It’s known as the two-state solution. So what’s going to happen if, as he’s promised, Israel’s prime minister begins to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank this week?

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

mark zell of republicans overseas israel

alia sha’aa, teqoa

gochav shahar, waitress, Tel Aviv

diana buttu, former palestinian negotiator


HL: Peace Plan 27/2/2020

friday 28th february, 2.30-4.46pm, on bbc parliament tv

house of lords 27/2/2020 includes …

Israel and Palestine: United States’ Proposals for Peace”

speeches by lord or baroness …
Judd (Lab)
Oates (LD)
Bishop of Southwark
Altmann (C)
Anderson (Lab)
Lothian (C)
Palmer (LD)
Davies (C)
Davies (Lab)
Morris (C)
Singh (XB)
Leigh (C)
Mitchell (XB)
Suri (C)
Warner (XB)
Young (C)
Stone (XB)
Northover (LD)
Collins (Lab)
Ahmad (C)

(transcript at’ProposalsForPeace)

(if you missed it, available at

HC: Palestinian schools 10/3/2020

last saturday morning (14th march), 7.23-8.50am, on bbc parliament tv

westminster hall 10/3/2020 includes …

“That this House has considered radicalisation in the Palestinian school curriculum”

speeches by …
Jonathan Gullis (C)
Steve McCabe (Lab)
Jim Shannon (DUP)
Robert Courts (C)
Christian Wakeford (C)
Mary Robinson (C)
Peter Gibson (C)
John Howell (C)
Alyn Smith (SNP)
Alex Norris (Lab)
James Cleverly (C)
interventions by …
Craig Tracey (C)
Andrew Lewer (C)
Matthew Offord (C)
Nicola Richards (C)
Tim Loughton (C)
Julian Lewis (C)
Stephen Crabb (C)
Alistair Carmichael (LD)
Robert Largan (C)
Lisa Cameron (SNP)
Jonathan Lord (C)
Theresa Villiers (C)
Dan Poulter (C)

(transcript at – note that the sitting was suspended for 30 minutes for a division)

(if you missed it, available from 1:53:26 to 3:19:50 at

PM: Trump plan condemned

this evening (saturday 1st), 5.03-5.04pm, on bbc radio 4 

pm (presented by jonny dymond) includes …

“The Secretary-General of the Arab League has condemned Donald Trump’s middle east plan, saying it would subject the Palestinians to permanent Israeli occupation.”


WTW: Trump plan reaction

this morning (saturday 1st), 9.06–9.12am (repeated 1.06am), on bbc world service radio 

the world this week (presented by caroline wyatt) leads with …

Arab leaders have always been a bit ambivalent about the Palestinians. They’ve been a nuisance because it’s a long-running problem … with the exception of the Jordanians, Arab countries, while talking a very strong game, have not actually done a great deal for the Palestinians over many many years.”

including report from  …

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen 


News Quiz: Trump plan

yesterday evening (friday 31st), 6.52-6.56pm (repeated 12.52pm today), on bbc radio 4 

news quiz (comedy quiz, chaired by nish kumar, with panellists andy zaltzman, geoff norcott, suzi ruffell, and professor anand menon) concludes with …

Whose plan is a real peace of work?”


Nh: Trump plan derided

last thursday evening (30th january), 11.01-11.07pm, on bbc parliament tv, and yesterday morning (friday 31st), 6.44-6.49am, on bbc radio 4 

thursday in parliament (presented by alicic mccarthy) and today (presented by martha kearney) include …

President Trump’s plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians has been given a cautious welcome by the British government, but Labour’s described it as a ‘monstrosity’.”

speeches by  …
Andrew Murrison (C)
Emily Rhornberry (Lab)
Stewart Macdonald (SNP)
Andy Slaughter (Lab)
Robert Courts (Lab)
Layla Moran (LD)
Crispin Blunt (C)
June Elliott (Lab)
Bob Seely (Lab)

(for transcript of the full debate, see


Nh: Trump plan reaction

this afternoon (wednesday 29th), 2.36-2.49pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

More reaction to the unveiling of President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan.”

including interviews with …

• historian and former politician shlomo ben ami 

• professor rashid khalidi, editor of the journal of palestine studies 


MN/Today: Trump plan

this morning (wednesday 29th), 12.01-12.08am and 8.49-8.55am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news and today (presented by mishal husain) include …

President Trump has set out what he has called ‘the most detailed peace plan ever’ for the Middle East, saying it’s a ‘win-win for both Israelis and Palestinians’.“

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter aleem maqbool

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen

• bbc reporter jon sopel 


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