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Newshour/PM: ’Big Start’ Israel

this afternoon (thursday 3rd), 2.56-2.59pm (repeated 9.25pm) on bbc world service radio, and 5.49-5.53pm on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by james menendez) and pm (presented by eddie mair) include …

“The Giro d’Italia, one of the biggest cycling races in the world, begins on Friday but not in Italy. This year’s ’big start’ will take place in Israel. When the riders roll from the start line in Jerusalem, this will be the first time in its 101 year history that it has travelled outside Europe.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter alex capstick
sylvan adams, honorary president of giro d’italia’s ’big start’ israel
paolo beeline, manager of rcs sport, organisers of giro d’italia
malak hasan who runs a cycling club on the west bank
• israeli cyclist guy niv
• israeli cyclist guy sagiv
ze’ev elkin mk, minister for jerusalem affairs
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5f: Nida Ibrahim

this afternoon (friday 7th), 12.21-12.29pm (repeated 6.21pm), on bbc world service radio
the fifth floor (presented by david amano) includes …

Nida Ibrahim, who reports for BBC Arabic from Ramallah, talked to young Palestinians for a documentary series last month ( about the lives of young people around the world.
The Palestinian Territories has the youngest population in the Middle East, but politics and administration are dominated by older generations. Nida says young people are finding different ways of expressing themselves.”


Young Palestinians

this morning (sunday 4th), 9.06-9.32am, on bbc world service radio (repeated from last wednesday)
the palestinian territories (presented by nida ibrahim) (4th of 4 episodes of a young world, in the the compass series, the other three being about uganda, sierra leone, and the philippines)

“The Palestinian territories have the youngest population in the Middle East with a median age under 21. How do these young people express themselves culturally?
Nida Ibrahim, the BBC’s Ramallah producer, finds the challenges of conservatism and poverty mean that artists and performers find they have to struggle to be recognised – with many only able to find an audience via new media.”

including interviews with …
• hip-hop artist and film-maker muhammad mughrabi, of shuafat
• musician bashar murad
syrian zawafta, 28, of ashtar theatre, arrested and put in isolation for facebook incitement (more…)

FOOC: West Bank rock-climbing

yesterday morning (saturday 16th), 11.47-11.52am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

Ed Lewis joins the young Palestinians having their horizons widened at a rock-climbing club in Ramallah.”


Newshour: tensions rise

last friday (16th october), 2.07-2.15pm,  9.07-9.17pm, and 9.45-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby and julian marshall) leads with …

Tensions Rise Between Israel and Palestinians:
Israelis and Palestinians clash”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter lyse doucet
benjamin netanyahu
naftali bennet
hanan ashrawi
• police spokesman micky rosenfeld
mustafa barghouti
tzipi livni
• bbc middle east analyst amina jalal (more…)

The Six Day War: 1

tomorrow evening (sunday 14th), 8.32-8.41pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

The Six Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbours: Louise Hidalgo hears from two Palestinians about their memories of that time (next week: the Israeli view).”

including interviews with …
samia khoury of east jerusalem, author of reflections from palestine: a journey of hope (2014)
nuri akram nuri of ramallah (then 8) (more…)

Click: Israel

four weeks ago (may 31st), on bbc news tv (freeview channel 710)
click visits israel
spencer kelly shows an autonomous car, and an in-wheel wheelchair suspension system making a smoother ride over steps, and reports on the following companies and their products:
Opgal: first in the world to turn an andorid smartphone itno a thermal imaging camera
Tactical Robotics: the Air-Mule, an ambulance drone
MobileOCT: a hand-held imaging system screening for cancer
FS21: biometrics identification by gait
IDC Herzliya Innovations Lab: products which help people with balance problems
Gauzi: privacy glass (more…)

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