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Jerusalem

yesterday today and tomorrow evenings (monday 19th to wednesday 21st), 11.00pm-12.00, 11.00pm-12.00, and  11.45pm-12.45, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from december 2011 and april 2016)

jerusalem: the making of a holy city (3 episodes, presented by simon sebag montefiore

“Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. For the Jewish faith, it is the site of the Western Wall, the last remnant of the second Jewish temple. For Christians, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the site of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For Muslims, the Al-Aqsa mosque is the third holiest sanctuary of Islam.

1. Wellspring of Holiness

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Weekend: US embassy tomorrow

this morning (sunday 13th), 7.11-7.22am, on bbc world service radio
weekend (presented by julian worricker) leads with …

“Tomorrow, the United States will officially open its embassy in Jerusalem, following the controversial decision by President Trump to relocate it from Tel Aviv.”

including contributions from …
• historian simon sebag-montefiore
gil hoffman of jerusalem post
azza el hassan, producer of plo compilation kings and extras

(if you missed it, available from 0:04:40 to 0:16:20 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172w71qjbbt6mw#playt=4m38s)

Today: Israeli airstrikes

this morning (thursday 10th), 6.01-6.02am, 6.10-6.13am, 6.47-6.51am, 7.09-7.14am, and 8.36-8.40am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes …

Israel has carried out a wave of airstrikes on Syria, aimed at what it says were Iranian targets, because it said Iranian forces inside Syria had been attacking its positions in the Golan Heights.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• historian simon sebag-montefiore
• maj gen yaakov amidror, former head of israeli national security council
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• iranian professor mohammad marandi
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Jerusalem (2 of 3)

last tuesday evening (19th april), 10.00-11.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated 2.45am, monday 25th) (repeated from december 2011)
invasion, invasion, invasion (presented by simon sebag montefiore) (2nd of 3 weekly episodes in the jerusalem: the making of a holy city series) (more…)

Jerusalem (1 of 3)

last tuesday evening (12th april), 10.00-11.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated 2.45am, monday 18th) (repeated from december 2011)
wellspring of holiness (presented by simon sebag montefiore) (1st of 3 weekly episodes in the jerusalem: the making of a holy city series) (more…)

Reconquest

last tuesday evening (14th december), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv
reconquest (episode 2 of 3 in the the making of spain series) (presented by simon sebag-montefiore)

“Simon uncovers the truth about Spain’s hero El Cid.
He also investigates the horror of the Spanish Inquisition and in the process discovers an unsettling story about one of his own ancestors, who escaped the Inquisition in Mexico.”

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The Quizeum

this evening (monday 9th), 8.30-9.00pm, on bbc 4 tv
the quizeum (presented by griff rhys jones) (episode 2, series 2)

At the Jewish Museum in London, founded in 1932 to tell the story of the 1,000-year history of the Jews in Britain, the experts being put to the test are: historian specialising in European and Chinese ceramics Lars Tharp, historian and broadcaster Kate Williams, writer Simon Sebag Montefiore, and art historian Jacky Klein.”

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