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HARDtalk: Naftali Bennett

tomorrow morning (monday 26th), 4.30-5.00am (repeated from 12.30am, and from 12.30am on friday 23rd), on bbc news tv (and repeated 3.06am and 3.06pm tomorrow, on bbc world service radio)
naftali bennett – israeli education minister and leader of jewish home (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

“Israel’s seemingly indestructible Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dodged another political bullet. After the recent flare up of violence in Gaza, his defence minister quit and another key cabinet hawk – Naftali Bennett, said he would go too if he wasn’t given the defence portfolio.
The prime minister called his bluff, and Mr Bennett has decided to stay put after all.
What’s behind the chaos in Israeli politics? Are the right wing factions putting their own interests before those of the nation?

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HARDtalk: Danny Danon

this morning (wednesday 5th), 4.30-5.00am (repeated 12.30am tomorrow), on bbc news tv (and repeated 8.06am and 8.06pm today, on bbc world service radio)
danny danon – israel’s ambassador to the un (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

”In the turbulent recent history of the Middle East, has there ever been a time when Israel has seemed more powerful – militarily, diplomatically and economically? Israel has the fulsome support of the Trump Administration and also has common strategic interests with Saudi Arabia and Arab nations pre-occupied with perceived threats from Iran. Is Israel making wise choices from its position of strength?

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HARDtalk: Nir Barkat

this morning (friday 6th), 12.30-1.00am (repeated 4.30am, and 2.30pm tomorrow), on bbc news tv (and repeated 8.06am and 8.06pm today, on bbc world service radio)
nir barkat – mayor of jerusalem (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

“HARDTalk is in Jerusalem, an ancient city which arguably stirs more passion, argument and hostility than any other. Israel claims all of it as its eternal, undivided capital – a claim at odds with international law and much world opinion, but boosted by President Trump’s decision to move the US embassy there.
Stephen Sackur talks to Jerusalem’s two-term mayor Nir Barkat.
Can Israel conclusively win the struggle for Jerusalem?”

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HARDtalk: Tzipi Hotovely

this morning (thursday 10th), 12.30-1.00am (repeated 4.30am), on bbc news tv (and repeated tomorrow 8.06am and 8.06pm, on bbc world service radio)
tzipi hotovely (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

Stephen Sackur speaks to Tzipi Hotovely, Israel’s deputy foreign minister, about the future of nuclear relations with Iran and how close the Middle East is to a major conflict.”

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HARDtalk: Ahmad Tibi

this morning (wednesday 7th), 12.30-1.00am (repeated 4.30am and 12.30am), on bbc news tv (and repeated 8.06am 3.06pm and 11.06pm, on bbc world service radio)
ahmad tibi mk – leader of the arab movement for change, joint list, israel (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

“Is experience a sign that the uneasy, messy status quo is the only viable response to the conflict between Jewish and Arab communities?
Stephen speaks to Ahmad Tibi, veteran Arab-Israeli MP and one time advisor to Yasser Arafat.
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HARDtalk: Breaking the Silence

this morning (thursday 15th), 2.30-3.00am (repeated 4.30am and 12.30am), on bbc news tv (and repeated 3.06am and 11.06pm tomorrow, on bbc world service radio)
avner gvaryahu – breaking the silence (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)
(see also https://www.facebook.com/Israel.MyTruth/posts/1587493011489953)

Avner Gvaryahu served in the IDF as a sergeant in special forces from November 2004-November 2007, but he sees an institution in denial – corroded and corrupted by the military occupation of Palestinian communities over a fifty-year span.
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HARDtalk: Mahmoud Zahar

this morning (monday 8th), 12.30-1.00am (repeated 4.30am and 12.30am), on bbc news tv (and repeated 8.06am 3.06pm and 11.06pm, on bbc world service radio)
mahmoud zahar – member of hamas’ political bureau (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

Stephen Sackur speaks to Mahmoud Zahar, co-founder of the Islamist movement Hamas.
Are the Palestinians staring defeat in the face?
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