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Witness: Taba

last thursday morning (29th june), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
the disputed resort of taba (in the witness series) (presented by louise hidalgo)

“A dispute between Israel and Egypt over a tiny strip of beach on the Red Sea soured relations between the two countries for years.
Israel captured Taba on the Sinai Peninsula during the Six Day War, but refused to return it until 1989 when the Egyptians bought the luxury hotel and beach-hut village that Israeli developers had built on it.
Louise Hidalgo talks to former US judge Abraham Sofaer who helped negotiate the deal.”

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Witness: Nabih El Suhaimat

this morning (thursday 8th), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio (repeated in the history hour on sunday evening)
nabih el suhaimat (interviewed by zeinab dabaa) (in the witness series)

The Six Day War – A Jordanian View:
In 1967 East Jerusalem was under the control of Jordan, and Captain Nabih El Suhaimat was stationed there.
In early June he and his soldiers fought in vain against Israeli paratroopers. But they lost control of the Old City and he was forced to flee Jerusalem in disguise.”

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Witness: Arik Achmon

yesterday morning (wednesday 7th), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio (repeated in the history hour on sunday evening)
arik achmon (interviewed by louise hidalgo) (in the witness series)

The Six Day War – An Israeli View:
On 7 June 1967, Israel captured the whole of Jerusalem during the Six Day War, including its most holy site, the Temple Mount that is revered by both Jews and Muslims.
Arik Achmon was one of the first Israeli paratroopers to enter the old city that day and reach the Western Wall.”

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Witness: Sally Priesand

last friday morning (2nd june), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio (repeated in the history hour on sunday evening)
sally priesand: america’s first female rabbi (interviewed by zeinab dabaa) (in the witness series)

“On June 3rd 1972, Sally Priesand became the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi in the USA.
However it still took her another nine years to secure a full-time post in a synagogue. She speaks about overcoming the traditional gender barriers in her ground-breaking career.”

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Witness: Maurice Papon

this morning (friday 12th), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio (repeated in the history hour on sunday evening)
the trial of maurice papon (presented by louise hidalgo) (in the witness series) (more…)

Witness: Alf Dubs

thursday 16th march, 8.50-9.00am (repeated 1.50pm), on bbc radio 4
alf dubs: the germans occupy prague (in the witness series) (presented by louise hidalgo) (more…)

Sara Ginaite

this afternoon (tuesday 28th), 12.04-12.15pm, on bbc radio 4
sara ginaite: lithuanian jewish partisan (in the witness series) (presented by alex last)

“The story of Sara Ginaite, a young Jewish Lithuanian who escaped the ghetto in the city of Kaunas to join communist partisans in the forest. She speaks about her life on the frontline of the battle against the Nazis.”

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