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Newshour/Twt/WU: Khan al-Ahmar

BBC bias: the BBC Middle East Editor fails to report that the $25 million cut in US aid to East Jerusalem hospitals has already been fully replaced by the Palestinian Authority (announced a week ago, see
The BBC also inserts its announcement of this American cut into a report on a totally different subject, the proposed Israeli demolition of Khan al-Ahmar.

this evening (monday 17th), 9.51-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 10.18-10.25pm, on the world tonight on bbc radio 4) (repeated tuesday 18th, at 10.11am on world update and at 2.36pm on newshour)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“The consequent fear is that the destruction of Khan al-Ahmar will open the way to more building for Israeli settlers, which will in turn split the West Bank and make the two-state solution, an independent Palestine alongside Israel, impossible.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jeremy bowen
naftali bennett
walid namur, ceo of augusta victoria hospital, east jerusalem
saeb erekat


Newshour: David Keyes

this evening (thursday 13th), 9.51-9.54pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“A senior aide to the Israeli prime minster Benjamin Netanyahu, David Keyes, says he’s taking a leave of absence following a series of sexual misconduct allegations.”

including report from …
• journalist noga tarnopolsky

Newshour: Corbyn’s world-view

yesterday evening (tuesday 3rd), 9.55-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) concludes with …

“Never mind the anti-semitism allegations, it’s highlighted what they would see as Jeremy Corbyn’s world-view, and his world-view as far as his critics are concerend is essentially that capitalism, Israel, the United States, the West in general, are just the problem, as far as his world-view is concerned, so I think the anti-semitism issue in a narrow sense will run rumble on, the damage with the Jewish community will rumble on, and I think his critics will also seize on the wider criticism of his world-view.”

including interview with …
• bbc reporter rob watson

Newshour/PM: USA defunds UNRWA

this afternoon (saturday 1st), 1.36-1.49pm and 9.14-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio, and 5.02-5.03pm and 5.09-5.14pm, on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by tim franks and lyse doucet) and pm (presented by luke jones) include …

Palestinian leaders have condemned the US decision to stop funding UNRWA, the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter yolande knell
chris gunness of unrwa
• dr jonathan schanzer of the foundation for defence of democracies
• colonel grisha yakubovich, former head of cogat


Newshour: Dareen Tatour

this afternoon (tuesday 31st), 2.36-2.49pm (repeated 9.36pm), on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

“To a case now which has become a cause celebre for free speech advocates in Israel and beyond: Dareen Tatour is an Arab-Israeli poet living near Nazareth. In October 2015, she was arrested and subsequently charged with inciting violence and supporting a terrorist organisation. It was because of several of her social media posts, including one which she read a poem called ’Resist my people, resist’, accompanied by footage of Palestinian protesters throwing stones at Israeli police … she has been sentenced to 5 months in prison.”

including interviews by tim franks with …
• israeli arab poet dareen tatour
• former ambassador and foreign minister danny ayalon
(see also

Newshour/Twt: Syrian plane destroyed

today (tuesday 24th), 2.16-2.19pm, and 9.36-9.45pm, on bbc world service radio, and 10.33-10.36pm, on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by julian marshall and tim franks) and the world tonight (presented by chris mason) include …

“Israel says it has shot down a Syrian warplane which it intercepted flying over the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• analyst julian barnes-dacey
• analyst kamal alam

Newshour: Polish deception

yesterday evening (thursday 5rh), 9.51-9.56pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“The holocaust remembrance centre in Jerusalem has issued a highy unusual rebuke to the Israeli Prime Minister. Yad Vashem criticised Benjamin Netanyahu for a joint statement he issued with his Polish counterpart which in the words of the historians from Yad Vashem ‘contains grave errors and deceptions, with the possibility of real harm to the historical memory of the holocaust’.”

including interview with …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
(see also

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