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UNESCO withdrawals

last thursday evening (12th october), 9.24-9.29pm, on bbc world service radio, and yesterday morning (friday 13th), 1.07-1.19am on bbc world service radio, and 8.33-8.39am on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by tim franks), business matters (presented by fergus nicoll), and today (presented by nick robinson) include …

The US has announced it’s pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation Unesco in December 2018, because of what it calls ‘continuing anti-Israel bias‘.”
Israel has said it will join the US in pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation Unesco, after US officials cited ‘anti-Israel bias’.”

including interviews with …
• former us ambassador to unesco, crystal nix-hines
• us unesco ambassador chris hegadorn
irina bokova, retiring unesco director-general
• professor david bosco
• professor nancy koehn
• dr david moser

(more…)

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Newshour: Gaza agreement

last thursday (12th october), 2.07-2.13pm, 9.17-9.19pm, and 9.54-9.56pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by rebeccca kesby and tim franks) leads with …

“The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached a deal over governing the Gaza strip after a decade-long rift.”

“A ‘major breakthrough’ is exactly how the two main Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, described their reconciliation deal, hammered out today in Cairo.”

including contributions from …
• fatah negotiator zakariya al-agha
• bbc reporter lyse doucet
• hamas lead negotiator salah al bardawil
nathan thrall of the international crisis group
• negotiator ghassan khatib
• former us ambassador, ryan crocker (more…)

Newshour: autism defence

this evening (monday 11th), 9.44-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“A legal hearing is taking place in the case of an Israeli teenager accused of making hoax bomb threats to thousands of schools and airlines in the the United States and several other countries … because he’s autistic and has a brain tumour.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
(more…)

Newshour: nuclear last resort

this evening (monday 5th), 9.24-9.29pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“On the fiftieth anniversary of the Six Day War, which transformed Israel’s place in the Middle East, a historian says he has evidence that Israel had planned a last resort tactic, the explosion of a nuclear device.”

including interview with …
• historian avner cohen (more…)

Newshour: Palestinian reaction

this evening (tuesday 23rd), 9.20-9.25pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

Palestinian reaction to President Trump’s visit”

including interview with …
• fatah spokesman ziad abuzayyad (more…)

Newshour: peace process

this evening (monday 22nd), 9.07-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) leads with …

President Trump becomes the first sitting US President to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem and says he is optimistic about chances for a peace deal in the Middle East.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter ben james
sharren haskel, likud mk
akiva eldar, author, and columnist with al-monitor (more…)

Newshour: SESAME

this evening (tuesday 16th), 9.45-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“SESAME: scientific cooperation in the Middle East”

including contributions from …
• bbc science editor david shukman
• turkish scientist zara sayers
• israeli physicist eliezer rabinovici
• palestinian physicist salman salman
• professor mahmoud tabrizi of isfahan (more…)

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