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Sunday: Bethlehem at Christmas

this morning (sunday 24th), 7.25-7.30am, and 7.43-7.46am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

Yolande Knell soaks up the atmosphere in Bethlehem’s Manger Square as Christians worldwide prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.”
“A Muslim, a Hindu and a Jewish family describe what they get up to on the 25th December.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• journalist angela epstein
sophie epstein, 13


PM: Banksy hotel

yesterday afternoon (friday 3rd), 6.27-6.28pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by corrie corfield) includes …

“The British graffiti artist Banksy is opening a guest house on the occupied West Bank, which he claims will be the hotel wth the worst view in the wotld. The building in Bethlehem is a few feet from part of a wall which was built by the Israelis.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter alex forsyth (more…)

Building walls

the bbc devotes about one-third of this programme about walls to the israeli security barrier, of course continually referring to it as a wall, and enabling one guest to say …
(Garett Carr, 0:21:23) “They want to see what the Israelis have built, because that’s a real bloody wall, good enough for Banksy to have to do the ones that he does with it, with the marvellous graffiti.”

this morning (monday 27th), 9.00-9,45am, on bbc radio 4
‘build that wall’: barriers and crossings (in the start the week series) (presented by kirsty wark)

Kirsty Wark explores what it means to live either side of a wall, and whether barriers are built to repel or protect. …
Israel has been building its own separation barrier since the turn of the century, but Dorit Rabinyan is more interested in psychological barriers that drive Palestinians and Israelis apart.”

including contributions from …
dorit rabinyan, author of all the rivers (gader chaya), a love story between a Jewish Israeli woman and a Palestinian man
• map-maker garrett carr
• historian tom holland (more…)

Today: security barrier

the bbc has to refer to the security barrier, not as “cutting off” or even as “cutting like a knife” but as “cutting like a guillotine

this morning (tuesday 2nd), 6.44-6.49am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain) includes …

“In the wake of recent attacks on Israelis, the government has promised to reinforce parts of [the security barrier], and make it harder for Palestinians to cross.
… Mostly fence, it turns into a grey concrete wall round communities, cutting through them like a guillotine, separating Palestinians from their Jewish neighbours.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter katy watson
• plo adviser xavier abu eid
• reserve colonel dr danny tirza, ‘architect’ of the new security barrier
sigal moran, mayor of bnei shimon regional council
• palestinian town councillor sirhan
• farmer yasir, 80
see also (more…)

HARDtalk: Nir Barkat

yesterday evening (tuesday 5th), 8.30-9.00pm, on bbc news tv (repeated 12.30-1.00am) (repeated this evening, wednesday 6th, 8.06-8.30pm, on bbc world service radio)
hardtalk: nir birkat (interviewed by stephen sackur)

Stephen Sackur talks to Nir Barkat, the mayor of Jerusalem, about his ambitious plans to turn his city into a top global city hosting 10 million tourists a year.”

the bbc’s description (above) of this programme – of being about development and tourism – is totally misleading
the programme is entirely about terrorism, security, and allocation of building permits, commencing …

(0:00:10) “Israel declares Jerusalem to be its undivided capital. But the physical evidence inside the city points to a different reality: Jerusalem is a city of checkpoints, security barriers, and constant tension, between Jew and Arab.”


Business Daily: West Bank

this morning (wednesday 20th), 8.33-8.50am (repeated this evening, 5.05-5.23pm), on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
business daily is devoted to (2nd of 4 daily reports about the economies of gaza the west bank and israel) …

The headaches of doing business in the occupied West Bank”

including interviews with …
• palestinian-american businessman sam bahour
alber jiacoman, director of an envelopes exporting business in bethlehem
mohammad mustafa, palestinian economy minister (and former deputy prime minister)
• colonel grisha yakubovich, head of the civil department of COGAT (more…)

Today: Tony Blair

this morning (monday 16th), 8.33-8.38am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphries) includes …

“Tony Blair is going to step back from his job as Middle East envoy. Oliver Miles is former British Ambassador to Tripoli.”


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