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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


Nh: Beitar Jerusalem

this afternoon (friday 20th), 1.20-1.25pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 2.20pm and 9.20pm, and repeated 10.26pm on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

One of the more unpleasant football matches I’ve ever attend was fifteen years ago in Jerusalem where the top club, Beitar, had a truly terrible reputation for a hardcore of racist fans, and so they proved to be, screaming Death to Arabs, waving blood-curdling banners, you get the ugly picture. But when the hich-tech business mogul Moshe Hogeg became the new owner, he decided to take the numskulls on, and his at-time confrontational style seems to be working.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter alex capstick 

• owner moshe hogeg

gal karpel of kick it out

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Nh: No Corbyn apology

this evening (tuesday 26th), 9.20-9.29pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

Labour has been beset by allegations of anti-semitism for more than three years, since Mr Corbyn became leader. Shortly before we came on air, the Labour leader was asked about this by the BBC’s Andrew Neil: ‘Wouldn’t you like to take this opportunity tonight to apologise to the British Jewish community for what’s happened’?“

including interview with …

• journalist jonathan freedland 


Nh: Netanyahu indicted

yesterday evening (thursday 21st), 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by tim franks) leads with …

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust. He is alleged to have accepted gifts and dispensed favours to secure positive press coverage. The prime minister described the charges as an ‘attempted coup’, blaming them on a “tainted” process.”

including contributions from …

• journalist noga tarnopolski

michael oren


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