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Witness: Shlomo Argov

this afternoon (tuesday 5th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
the assassination attempt that sparked a middle east war (presented by simon watts) (in the witness series)

“In June 1982, the Israeli ambassador to the UK, Shlomo Argov, was shot and critically injured by a Palestinian gunman outside the Dorchester Hotel in London. The attack was the trigger for the start of the devastating war in Lebanon just days later. Simon Watts talks to Shlomo Argov’s son, Gideon Argov.”

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Weekend: US embassy tomorrow

this morning (sunday 13th), 7.11-7.22am, on bbc world service radio
weekend (presented by julian worricker) leads with …

“Tomorrow, the United States will officially open its embassy in Jerusalem, following the controversial decision by President Trump to relocate it from Tel Aviv.”

including contributions from …
• historian simon sebag-montefiore
gil hoffman of jerusalem post
azza el hassan, producer of plo compilation kings and extras

(if you missed it, available from 0:04:40 to 0:16:20 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172w71qjbbt6mw#playt=4m38s)

Bowen on Arafat

[despite the bbc’s introduction, this programme is jeremy bowen’s one-sided summary of the life of yasser arafat]
this afternoon (thursday 15th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
guns and olive branches (14th of 15 episodes of the our man in the middle east series)

“BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen looks back over the life of Yasser Arafat.
Thousands of his supporters turned out when the Palestinian’s body was flown back into Ramallah on the West Bank. “Love him or hate him, he was Mr Palestine,” says Bowen. “In death as well as in life he was the symbol of the Palestinian people and their struggle for independence – much more than a politician.”
The Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s view was that Arafat was ‘a murderer and a pathological liar’.”

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Media and the Middle East

tomorrow evening (saturday 13th), 8.00-8.50pm, on bbc radio 4
media and the middle east (in the archive on 4 series) presented by john lloyd

with contributions from …
Jon Snow
Jeremy Bowen
Martin Bell
David Cesarani
Daoud Khitab
Lisa Goldman
Anton Laguardia
Toby Green
Chris Doyle
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