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Witness: Deborah Lipstadt

thursday 5th september, 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio

the holocaust denial trial (presented by rebecca kesby) (in the witness history series)

“The controversial historian, David Irving, tried to sue Penguin Books and professor Deborah Lipstadt for libel after she called him a Holocaust denier in one of her books. The case drew intense media interest.

• Deborah Lipstadt told Rebecca Kesby what it was like to have to defend her work and the memories of survivors of the Holocaust at the High Court in London in 2000. History was on trial.”

(more…)

Newshour: Gaza truce

this afternoon (friday 17th), 2.55-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) concludes with …

Egypt has taken on a big task, apparently organising and implementing a truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza strip. The agreement is reportedly aimed at calming weeks of border clashes between the Gaza strip and Israel, and is planned ahead of the Muslim Adha feast which starts next week.”

including interview with …
• journalist anshel pfeffer
(more…)

Newshour: mail 8 years in Jordan

this afternoon (thursday 16th), 2.51-2.55pm (repeated 10.32pm friday 17th), on bbc world service radio (and repeated 10.16pm on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) includes …

Imagine having to wait 8 years to receive your post, because that’s what’s happened to many Palestinians, because Israel has handed the Palestinian postal service about ten and a half tons of parcels and letters which have been held in limbo in Jordan for the best part of a decade.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
(more…)

Newshour: Ronen Bergman

this evening (saturday 17th), 9.20-9.25pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) includes …

Poland’s controversial WW2 death camps law

including interview with …
• israeli journalist ronen bergman
(more…)

Newshour: Gaza agreement

last thursday (12th october), 2.07-2.13pm, 9.17-9.19pm, and 9.54-9.56pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by rebeccca kesby and tim franks) leads with …

“The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached a deal over governing the Gaza strip after a decade-long rift.”

“A ‘major breakthrough’ is exactly how the two main Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, described their reconciliation deal, hammered out today in Cairo.”

including contributions from …
• fatah negotiator zakariya al-agha
• bbc reporter lyse doucet
• hamas lead negotiator salah al bardawil
nathan thrall of the international crisis group
• negotiator ghassan khatib
• former us ambassador, ryan crocker (more…)

Newshour: Clashes in Jerusalem

last friday evening (21st july), 9.32-9.36pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by rebeccca kesby) includes …

Clashes in Jerusalem today over restricted access to religious sites. Palestinians are angry that many have been prevented from praying at the Al Aqsa Mosque.”

including report from …
* bbc reporter tom bateman (more…)

Newshour: Radiohead vs BDS

this evening (wednesday 19th), 9.45-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by rebeccca kesby) includes …

“One of the world’s biggest bands, Radiohead, have been playing to thousands of fans tonight in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. But the concert has been controversial: earlier this year, an open letter signed by more than 40 public figures urged the band to pull out, and instead join a boycott against what it said was the Israeli government’s denial of freedom to Palestinians.”

including contributions from …
* bbc reporter tom bateman
• israeli reporter ben dror yamini
zena hawley, who runs the Palestine Youth Orchestra (more…)

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