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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…)

Newshour: BDS bill

yesterday evening (monday 15th), 9.54-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) ends with …

“The British Government has plans to ban local authorities and publicly-funded bodies from independently disinvesting or boycotting companies they consider unethical … Let’s hear from • Liverpool councillor Richard Kemp, and • Douglas Murray of the right-wing think tank, the Henry Jackson Society.”


Newshour: Samir Kuntar

last sunday (20th december), 1.15-1.19pm, and 9.10-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) includes …

Samir Kuntar died when missiles hit a residential building in Damascus…
Samir Kuntar had previously been jailed by the Israelis for a notorious attack on a police officer and his family back in 1979. We”ll be hearing from his widow,”

including interviews with …
• journalist (and author of if it smells like apartheid) rami khouri
• widow smadar haran kaiser (more…)

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…)

Newshour: new security measures

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 14th), 2.07-2.14pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) leads with …

New security measures in Israel:
Following a wave of knife and gun attacks, the Israeli government allows police to seal off Palestinian areas”

including contributions from …
jasmine, a jerusalem israeli
mariam barghouti, a student in ramallah, specially interviewed by the bbc about what her jerusalem friends have told her:

If you so much as sneeze and a settler feels frightened, they can now shoot them, and soldiers will abide by that.

• bbc journalist jonny dymond
rateb rabi, start-up entrepreneur, of east jerusalem:

“While I was standing there, I’m afraid that someone might shoot me, and place a knife next to me, and say ‘Look, he’s a terrorist, or he is whatever’.”


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