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Newshour: spy Eli Cohen

this afternoon (sunday 8th), 1.43-1.49pm (repeated 9.51pm), on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

”Now we turn to the story of a wrist-watch which this week was returned to the family of its owner more than half a century after he was killed. He was legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen.”

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Newshour: Syrian refugees

this afternoon (wednesday 4th), 2.45-2.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

”A few days ago, Israel’s hard-line defence minster, Avigdor Lieberman, said on social media that while Israel was prepared to continue to offer humanitarian assistance to civilians, it wouldn’t accept any Syrian refugees. Well, one man calling for a change in that policy is Peter Lerner.”

including interview with …
• former idf spokesman, lt-col peter lerner
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Sectarianism in Syria

this afternoon (thursday 31st), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
sectarianism (presented by edward stourton, with • professor fawaz gerges, • professor madawi al-rasheed, and • professor anoush ehteshami) (4th of 5 episodes in the how syria changed the world series) includes …

“In early May, the Israeli military authoriites ordered the opening of bomb shelters on the Golan Heights, and on the night of May 9th/10th, Israelis launched their biggest attacks yet on Iranian positions inside Syria.”

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WU: Iran & Israel

this morning (friday 11th), 10.33-10.37am, on bbc world service radio
world update (presented by dan damon) includes …

”The Iranian government says Syria has “every right” to defend itself against Israel”

including contributions from …
hamed mousavi, professor of political science, university of tehran
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Today: Iran & Israel

this morning (friday 11th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4 (partly repeated 10.30am in world update on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by martha kearney in jerusalem) includes …

“In a week that saw President Trump withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear deal, many have asked whether it brings closer the prospect of an escalation between Iran and Israel in the region.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• professor rami khouri
• lt col jonathan conricus, idf spokesman
tal pelter of the pelter winery in the golan heights
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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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Newshour: Israeli airstrikes

this evening (thursday 10th), 9.07-9.17pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) leads with …

“Fears grow over the prospect of a new conflict in the Middle East after missiles were fired at Israeli positions in the Golan Heights, prompting return strikes.”

including contributions from …
assaf orion of institute for national security studies
michael young. carnegie middle east centre in beirut
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