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Weekend: Netanyahu/Lieberman

this morning (saturday 1st), 7.39-7.48am. on bbc world service radio 

weekend (presented by julian worricker, with journalist • frank langfitt and labour activist • shaista aziz)

“Mr Netanyahu has been unable to form a fresh right-wing coalition, due to a disagreement with his former defence minister Avigdor Lieberman over a bill to draft more ultra-Orthodox Jewish young men into the Israeli army.”

including interview with …

nir barkat mk


Weekend/Newshour: Massive strikes

today (sunday 5th), 6.06-6.10am (repeated 7.06am and 6.06am), 1.00-1.09pm, and 9.06-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio 

weekend (presented by julian worricker) and newshour (presented by james menendez) lead with …

Surge in Gaza violence intensifies: Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has ordered his armed forces to launch massive strikes against Palestinian militants in Gaza after they fired hundreds of rockets.”

including contributions from …

journalist noga tarnopolski

• bbc reporter alan johnston

• analyst tareq baconi, author of hamas contained: the rise and pacification of palestinian resistance

• foreign ministry spokesman emmanuel nachshon 


HMD: Weekend: Albania

this morning (sunday 27th), 8.09-8.17am, on bbc world service radio
weekend (presented by julian worricker) leads with …

“As people around the world will mark Holocaust Memorial Day, we’ll bring you the story of how a small Jewish community survived in Albania, a Nazi-occupied corner of Europe, saved by their Muslim neighbours and friends.”

including contributions from …
felicita yakoel, president, albania-israel friendship society
timandra harkness, a british science writer and broadcaster
tom rivers, london correspondent for US ABC network

Weekend/Today: Australia & Jerusalem

this morning (saturday 15th), 6.16-6.21am on bbc world service radio, and 7.05-7.07am (repeated 8.05am) on bbc radio 4
weekend (presented by julian worricker) and today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) include …

Australia has recognised West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but it won’t be moving its embassy from Tel Aviv at this stage.”

including contributions from …
• former australian ambassador to israel dave sharma
• bbc reporter phil mercer
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Weekend: Kindertransport 80

this morning (sunday 2nd), 7.33-7.40am (repeated 1.20pm and 9.51pm on newshour), on bbc world service radio
weekend (presented by julian worricker) leads with …

“The 80th anniversary of the transportation of Jewish children from Nazi Germany to the UK, we hear from Ruth Barnett, who arrived as a 4 year old.”

including contributions from …
ruth barnett, born 1935, berlin
• historian alex von tunzelmann
• journalist richard mcgregor

Weekend: US embassy tomorrow

this morning (sunday 13th), 7.11-7.22am, on bbc world service radio
weekend (presented by julian worricker) leads with …

“Tomorrow, the United States will officially open its embassy in Jerusalem, following the controversial decision by President Trump to relocate it from Tel Aviv.”

including contributions from …
• historian simon sebag-montefiore
gil hoffman of jerusalem post
azza el hassan, producer of plo compilation kings and extras

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Weekend: 16 dead in Gaza

yesterday morning (saturday 31st), 5.06-5.11am, 7.21-7.26am, and 8.10-8.18am, on bbc world service radio
weekend (presented by catrin nye) leads with …

UN Special Session on Gaza:
Palestinians say at least 16 people have been killed by Israeli soldiers along the border fence with Gaza as thousands marched at the start of a six-week protest. The Israeli military said rioting had broken out at various places along the border and soldiers had opened fire towards the main instigators.”

including contributions from …
avital leibovich, former idf spokesman
asaf ronel of haaretz
• bbc reporter yolande knell
• brig gen meir elran, former deputy director of military intelligence in israel
alan posner
celia szusterman, institute for statecraft

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