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Balfour’s historical roots

yesterday evening (tuesday 5th), 8.00-8.40pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 5.00pm sunday)
balfour’s promised land (presented by david reynolds)

“… In the ferment of debate generated by the centenary of the Balfour Declaration this year David Reynolds goes back to its historical roots …”

including contributions from …
• professor jonathan schneer
• historian james renton, author of the zionist masquerade
• professor arie dubnov of george washington university
• professor rashid khalidi of columbia university
gil weisskopf, curator of where balfour meets allenby, exhibition in israels national library
• historian rob johnson
• anzac trooper edward dengate
• professor eitan bar-yosef of ben gurion university
eran tearosh chairman of the society for the hetitage of world war one in israel
rachel mizrachi, national library of israel
(see also https://www.newstatesman.com/world/middle-east/2017/11/100-years-balfour-declaration-and-great-war) (more…)

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Redrawing the Middle East

this afternoon (sunday 21st), 12.05-1.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
jordan: redrawing the middle east, a public debate, presented by lyse doucet, with panellists …
khaled fahmy of the american university in cairo
mouin rabbani of the institute of palestine studies
ali mahafza of the university of jordan (more…)

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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Analysis: Sykes-Picot

this evening (monday), 8.30-9.00pm on radio 4:
Analysis: Syria and the New Lines in the Sand (more…)

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