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Nh/Twt: Annexation postponed

this evening (wednesday 1st), 9.36-9.43pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.37-10.42pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by tim franks) and the world tonight (presented by sean ley) include …

“Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, had signalled that today, July 1st, would be the day when he would present detailed plans for his proposed annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, home to Jewish settlements but also land which much of the rest of the world would like to see as the basis for a future Palestinian state. The proposal though seems to have stalled.”

including interviews with …

diana buttu, former palestinian negotiator

martin indyk 

khaled elgindy, author of the blind spot – america and the palestinians, from balfour to trump 


Twt: Long-Bailey sacked

this evening (thursday 25th), 10.01-10.02pm and 10.07-10.19pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) leads with …

“The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has sacked his former leadership rival Rebecca Long-Bailey from the shadow cabinet, for sharing an interview that he said contained anti-semitism.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter leila nathoo 

lara mcneill, young labour representative on the national executive committee 

• journalist stephen bush, the economist

• journalist kate proctor, the guardian


Twt: Coronavirus deaths

yesterday evening (wednesday 20th), 10.21-10.27pm, on bbc radio 4  

the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

Britain’s Jewish community, which comprises around 0.5% of the population, just 264,000 people, has suffered a high death toll. Figures from the Board of Deputies of British Jews say that 458 Jews have lost their lives to the virus since the pandemic began.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter john mcmanus 

yanki rothschild, brother of downs syndrome coronavirus victim y y rothschild

mark williams, cemeteries manager, bushey new cemetery

• rabbi mark goldsmith, edgware and hendon reform synagogue 

yehudis fletcher, founder of nahamu 

levi schapiro, stamford hill, jewish community council

shloime steinberg, ezra umarpeh medical charity

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Nh/Twt: Coalition postponed

yesterday evening (thursday 14th), 9.25-9.29pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.37-10.41pm on bbc radio 4  

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) and the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) include …

Israel’s new unity government, led in the first instance at least by Benjamin Netanyahu, was due to be sworn in about an hour ago or so. But that ceremony has been postponed now until Sunday. So what’s going on?”

including two interviews with …

journalist noga tarnopolski


Nh/Twt: Coalition agreed

this evening (monday 20th), 9.36-9.40pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.05-10.06pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by tim franks) and the world tonight (presented by sean ley) include …

“After three inconclusive elections and pretty much a year of political stalemate, the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main opposition rival Benny Gantz have signed an agreement to form what’s been called an emergency coalition government. What’s broken the deadlock?”

including report  from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman


Nh/Twt: Coronavirus Mea Shearim

this evening (tuesday 7th), 9.51-9.55pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 10.35pm on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)

newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

The Israeli government approved additional restrictions today to keep people at home in the face of the coronavirus. It comes ahead of the Jewish Passover festival and it begins on Wednesday night At the same time the Israel’s military has been carrying out an operation to deliver food to a large ultra-orthodox town. It was sealed off over concerns that the rate of infection was increasing more quickly than in other parts of the country.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

avigail beer, volunteer paramedic with united hatzalah 

yanki farber, journalist with website b’hadrei hadarim


Twt/Nh: Coronavirus Gaza

yesterday evening (friday 13th), 10.23-10.28pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.20pm and 9.25pm saturday on newshour on bbc world service radio) 

the world tonight (presented by matthew bannister) includes …

“Among them is the Gaza strip, where more than two million people live in tightly packed conditions, and where the World Health Organisation believes that urgent global intervention would be necessary if cases of COVID-19 are recorded … There have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus so far in Gaza.”

including interview with … 

• bbc reporter tom bateman 


Twt: Coronavirus

yesterday evening (friday 6th), 10.16-10.21pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by sean ley) includes …

“Some of the strictest quarantine measures anywhere in the world are in place in Israel, where 21 cases gave been reported. So far, it’s closed its borders to more than ten countries, and ordered travellers recently arrived from places like France Germany and Spain to self-isolate for fourteen days.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter anna foster


Nh/Twt: Exit polls

yesterday evening (monday 2nd), 9.44-9.49pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.04-10.05pm on bbc radio 4

newshour (presented by paul henley) and the world tonight (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

Exit polls from Israel’s three main broadcasters suggest Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud is the largest party, with up to 37 seats.“

including reports from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 


Twt: Milliband on Gaza

BBC bias: In an interview entirely about loss of civilian life in Idlib, the BBC, without challenge, allows David Milliband to make an impassioned comparison with Gaza (and repeats his comparison in the headlines)

yesterday evening (wednesday 5th), 10.01pm, and 10.24-10.29pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by sean ley) includes …

I want to say to your listeners, we already have one Gaza in the Middle East, in Gaza itself, with about two million people crammed in, there’s a new Gaza being created in the west of Syria, with three and a half million people, with terrorist groups in control, and with civilian life and livelihood at daily risk from bombardment and other fighting.“

including interview with …

david milliband 


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