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Miriam and Youssef 7

tomorrow morning (sunday 14th), 10.06-10.33am (repeated from 3.06am 11.32am 4.06pm and 10.06pm wednesday), on bbc world service radio 

the warning (7th of 10 episodes of miriam and youssef) (written by steve waters)

“7. 1946. Elected headman of Deir Yassin, Youssef promises peace with their kibbutz neighbours. Meanwhile, a bomb has been placed in British headquarters – the King David Hotel.”


Miriam and Youssef 6

this morning (sunday 7th), 8.06-8.33am (repeated from 3.06am 11.32am 4.06pm and 10.06pm wednesday), on bbc world service radio 

the death ships (6th of 10 episodes of miriam and youssef) (written by steve waters)

“6. 1942. Thousands of European Jews attempt to flee persecution from war in unsuitable boats – but the British refuse permission for them to land in Palestine. Meanwhile, Miriam takes up the armed struggle in earnest.”


Rescue at Entebbe

this afternoon (tuesday 2nd), 12.06-12.29pm (repeated 6.06pm and 4.06am), on bbc world service radio 

outlook (presented by emily webb) leads with …

“In June 1976, an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked by militants. The plane and its 248 passengers were flown to Entebbe airport in Uganda, where all the Israeli and Jewish passengers on board were held hostage in an old terminal building. The hostage takers were members, or allies, of a Palestinian armed group, and the hijacking was tied to the on going Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Back in Israel, Rami Sherman, who was an officer in an elite military unit, started making plans to get the hostages back. The situation was challenging, and they knew they needed the element of surprise to pull off a rescue. The idea they came up with involved a low altitude flight across East Africa, and a fake presidential motorcade.”

including interview with …

rami sherman, operations officer of the sayeret matkal commando unit


Witness: Count Bernadotte

last wednesday morning, 8.50-8.59am (repeated 12.50pm 6.50pm and 4.50am), on bbc world service radio 

the assassination of the un’s first middle east mediator (in the witness history series) (presented by louise hidalgo

“The UN’s first Middle East mediator, Count Folke Bernadotte, was assassinated in Jerusalem in 1948. A Swedish diplomat and member of the Swedish royal family, Count Bernadotte was killed by Jewish extremists four months after being appointed to try to bring peace to what was already proving to be one of the most intractable conflicts in the world.”

including interview with …

• son bertil bernadotte


Israel’s drinking water

31st august 2002, on bbc world service radio 

israel’s drinking water (presented by alan johnston) (in the the assignment series)

“A report on problems with the supply of drinking water in Israel. There is growing concern over the lack of water available to quench the thirst of Palestinians and Israelis alike. However Israelis appear to be getting priority over their Arab neighbours.

Alan Johnson looks at the effect the water crisis is having on the communities in some of the settlements.”

including contributions from …

ataf abu jeis, farmer of beit dajan

hesham al zoubi university Tulkarem

ayman rabi, palestininan hydrology group

yaacob kidal, israeli foreign ministry

jad isaac, palestinian environmental expert 

eilon adar, water expert at ben-gurion university of the negev 


Lea Tsemel

BBC bias: The BBC presents a completely one-sided view of an Israeli terrorism trial. This may have been acceptable on an Israeli channel, where viewers could be expected to be already familiar with ‘the other side’ of this specific case (and of terrorism trials generally). But not in the UK, where most viewers would have no knowledge other than presented in this programme.

monday 10th february, 10.00-11.30pm, on bbc 4 tv  

advocate: a lawyer without borders (in the storyville series) (with english subtitles)

“Jewish lawyer Lea Tsemel is a controversial figure in Israel. For the last 50 years, she has fearlessly defended Palestinians prosecuted in Israeli courts for resisting the occupation both violently and non-violently. Taking on tough cases, including charges of terrorism, the odds are stacked sharply against her. To many Israelis, Lea defends the indefensible, but for Palestinians she is more than a lawyer, she is an advocate.


Nh: Arab-Israeli voters

this afternoon (sunday 1st), 1.51-1.59pm (repeated 9.46pm), on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

“Going into this election, the Arab-Israeli parties are claiming to be making significant ground.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

elias elias, mayor of jish

• singer ayub farah, haifa

• journalist anshel pfeffer 


Corbyn and terrorists

this evening (thursday 5th), 7.38-7.40pm, on itv 1

the leader interviews: jeremy corbyn (presented by julie etchington) includes …

“But there are those who would look at people you’ve shared a platform with before, Hamas, Hezbollah, inviting members of Sinn Fein into the House of Commons after IRA attacks, and they just wonder whose side you’re on sometimes?

including interview with …

jeremy corbyn


W@1: Corbyn’s history

this afternoon (sunday 24th), 1.36-1.43pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by mark mardell) includes …

Corbyn is perhaps driven by his anti-colonialism, whether the colonial powers are in South America, Vietnam, the Middle East, or Ireland. He’s never changed, but he’s now haunted by that history. Many Labour campaigners who knock on doors will tell you time and time again white working-class men in particular will raise his support for Hamas, and with great disgust the IRA. The former Labour MP Ian Austin agreed [sic] with him in the Commons: ‘The Leader of the Opposition the Shadow Chancellor, these are people who spent their entire time in politics working with, defending, all sorts of extremists and in some cases terrorists and anti-semites’.”

including contributions from …

• actress maureen lipman

ian austin mp 

• journalist john crace 

stephen pound mp 

laura parker of momentum


6ocn/Nh: Halle terrorism

this evening (thursday 10th), 6.18-6.20pm on bbc radio 4, and 9.51-9.59pm on bbc world service radio 

six o’clock news and newshour (presented by tim franks) include …

Jews fear rising anti-Semitism.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter jenny hill

• synagogue member igor matviyets 

• synagogue attendeee christina feist 

• rabbi walter rothschild 


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