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Nh: Health director resigns

this evening (tuesday 7th), 9.36-9.42pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“There was a time when Israel was held up. along with just a handful of other countries, as a bit of an exemplar of how to deal with the epidemic. Lockdown hard, lockdown early, test-and-trace rigorously, that sort of thing. Now Israel appears as an exemplar of things going wrong: there’s been a sharp rise in new cases, and the country’s director of public health has resigned, saying that her advice has been ignored.”

including interview with …

• professor eli waxman, a physicist who heads the panel of experts advising the National Security Council’s deliberations on combating the pandemic 

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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 


6ocn/Nh: Denis Goldberg

this evening (thursday 30th), 6.24-6.26pm on bbc radio 4, and 9.51-9.54pm on bbc world service radio 

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

Denis Goldberg, a veteran of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, has died. He was 87. A member of the armed wing of the African National Congress, he was arrested and tried alongside Nelson Mandela, and was imprisoned for more than 20 years.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter andrew harding 

and 2018 interview with • denis goldberg


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: Coronavirus Gaza 2

this afternoon (thursday 26th), 1.54-1.58pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james menendez) concludes with …

“Will Gaza’s health care system be able to stem the spread of coronavirus?”

including interview by • bbc reporter tim franks with …

matthias schmale, head of gaza operations, unrwa


Nh: Coronavirus Bethlehem

this evening (wednesday 11th), 9.44-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

Israel, with more than seventy cases of the virus, has taken stringent measures, ordering all new Israeli and foreign arrivals to the country to go into home quarantine, which effectively halts tourism. Last week Bethlehem, just south of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank, was put into near lockdown by the Israeli and Palestinian authorities.”

including report from bethlehem from …

• bbc reporter anna foster 


Nh: Trump plan rejected

this evening (thursday 30th), 9.36–9.43pm, on bbc world service radio (partly repeated from 6.15pm on six o’clock news on bbc radio 4)

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“The Palestinians have been given four years to decide whether they want to take what is on offer, which is possible future statehood, but it’s not one that they’re currently willing to accept. They say it’s unfair and unviable.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter orla guerin 

• prime minister mohammad shtayyeh


6ocn/Nh/Twt: Trump plan

yesterday evening (tuesday 28th), 6.08-6.13pm, 10.01-10.02pm, and 10.07-10.24pm, on bbc radio 4, and 9.06-9.25pm and 9.51-9.59pm on bbc world service radio

six o’clock news, newshour (presented by tim franks), and the world tonight (presented by sean ley) lead with …

President Trump releases his long delayed Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and promises ‘a new dawn’ for the region. Palestinians reject the proposal as hopelessly biased.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter aleem maqbool 

• benjamin netanyahu 

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

• mustafa barghouti 

• bbc reporter gary odonoghue 

jason greenblatt 

• ambassador husam zomlot 

logan bayroff of j-street

• bbc reporter barbara plett-usher

• bbc reporter anna foster 

• bbc reporter sebastian usher 

diana buttu, former spokesperson for the plo

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen 


Nh: Natalia Karp

yesterday evening (monday 27th), 9.54-9.59pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by tim franks) concludes with …

• bbc reporter mark lowen, grandson of natalia karp

and recorded interview with …

• holocaust survivor natalia karp, pianist


Nh: Trump Plan tomorrow

yesterday evening (monday 27th), 9.20-9.25pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“For three years, President Trump has been promising us the deal of the century. Today he announced that it will be unveiled tomorrow.”

including interview with …

david makovsky, former adviser to president obama


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