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Israel conundrum

this evening (monday 2nd), 8.30-9.00pm (repeated 9.30pm sunday), on bbc radio 4
the middle east conundrum (presented by edward stourton)

Edward Stourton asks if there any chance of a long-term solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Tensions have been rising following the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem and the deadly clashes at the border between Israel and Gaza.
The peace process – if it exists at all – seems to be in deep freeze. The idea of a two-state solution does not appear to be getting any closer, while a one-state solution would effectively mark the end of a Jewish state.
Does Israel have a long-term strategy?

including contributions from …
• journalist anshel pfeffer
• former negotiator yossi beilin
• professor sari nusseibeh
martin indyk
• conflict resolver gabrielle rifkind
• dr khalil shikaki
dennis ross
naftali bennet
(more…)

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Newshour extra: Middle East

tomorrow afternoon (monday 1st), 3.05-4.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated from 8.05am last saturday)
borders, oil and power in the middle east (presented by owen bennett jones) (in the newshour extra series)

“The map of the Middle East, established after World War One almost 100 years ago, is crumbling. Islamic State militants now control large parts of Iraq and Syria including the border region that divides the two countries, and their territorial ambitions have not ended there.
Is Islamic State permanently re-drawing the map, or can the traditional regional powers retain their dominance? What are the consequences for the people who live within those borders and for control of the region’s vast mineral wealth?”

with …
fawaz gerges, professor of international relations at the lse
rosemary hollis
sari nusseibeh
avi shlaim
john hamilton, the london director of cross-border information.

(0:45:30 Avi Shlaim) “I don’t think that Israel/Palestine is a separate discrete conflict. It ‘s part of the whole of the Middle East set-up and it’s the most fundamental and lasting and enduring conflict in the region, and there can be no peace no stability and no security in the Middle East until the Israeli/Palestinian conflict is resolved.”
(0:46:20 Avi Shlaim) “I support and advocate a one-state solution, one state which is for all its citizens with equal rights for all its citizens …”

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