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MN/BH: Annex settlements?

this morning (sunday 7th), 12.11am, and 9.04-9.05am, on bbc radio 4 

midnight news and broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) include …

“Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suggested he will extend Israeli sovereignty to settlements in the occupied West Bank if he is re-elected next week.”

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Newshour/Twt/WU: Khan al-Ahmar

BBC bias: the BBC Middle East Editor fails to report that the $25 million cut in US aid to East Jerusalem hospitals has already been fully replaced by the Palestinian Authority (announced a week ago, see https://mondoweiss.net/2018/09/political-jerusalem-hospitals/).
The BBC also inserts its announcement of this American cut into a report on a totally different subject, the proposed Israeli demolition of Khan al-Ahmar.

this evening (monday 17th), 9.51-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 10.18-10.25pm, on the world tonight on bbc radio 4) (repeated tuesday 18th, at 10.11am on world update and at 2.36pm on newshour)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“The consequent fear is that the destruction of Khan al-Ahmar will open the way to more building for Israeli settlers, which will in turn split the West Bank and make the two-state solution, an independent Palestine alongside Israel, impossible.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen
naftali bennett
walid namur, ceo of augusta victoria hospital, east jerusalem
saeb erekat
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6ocn/Newshour/Twt: PLO mission closed

yesterday evening (monday 10th), 6.18-6.20pm, and 10.12-10.17pm, on bbc radio 4, and 9.51-9.59pm on bbc world service radio
six o’clock news, newshour (presented by julian marshall), and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

”The United States has confirmed that it has ordered the closure of the PLO’s mission office in Washington, The State Department said that the PLO wasn’t supporting peace talks with Israel, and had refused to engage with the US over peace efforts.”
including contributions from …
• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher
hanan ashrawi
• dr jonathan schanzer of the foundation for defence of democracies
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SP: Gaza violence

yesterday morning (sunday 20th), 11.27-11.38am, on bbc 1 tv
sunday politics (presented by sarah smith) includes an interview with …
• ambassador mark regev
saeb erekat

“Protests flared on the Gaza border, where at least 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces.”

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Newsroom: Security Council

this morning (saturday 24th), 11.00-11.05am, on bbc world service radio
the newsroom (presented by alex ritson) leads with …

Israel’s prime minister denounces UN vote on settlement building.”

including contributions from …
* bbc correspondent yolande knell (more…)

Today: Security Council

this morning (saturday 24th), 6.01-6.04, 6.12-6.15, and 7.10-7.15am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) leads with …

The United States has allowed the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements, breaking with long standing American practice by withholding its veto, in an apparent rebuke of Israeli policy.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher
• bbc reporter yolande knell
saeb erekat
danny danon
• former us assistant secretary of state for public affairs p j crowley (more…)

Newshour: Obama abstains

yesterday evening (friday 23rd), 9.07-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) leads with …

“For the first time in many years, the United Nations has passed a resolution condemning Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory.
The United States abstained on this motion – according to past practice, it would have vetoed it. “

including contributions from …
• us ambassador samantha power
• israeli ambassador danny danon
• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher
• chief palestinian negotiator saeb erekat
• former us special envoy dennis ross
(if you missed it, available from 0:01:00 to 0:13:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04knm8z#playt=1m5s) (more…)

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