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David Gur

last wednesday morning (25th october), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio (repeated in the history hour on sunday 29th)
david gur: the fake IDs that saved jewish lives (presented by mike lanchin) (in the witness series) (more…)

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Witness: Maisoon Bashir

this morning (wednesday 4th), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio
maisoon bashir: israel withdraws from gaza (presented by mike lanchin) (in the witness series) (more…)

Witness: Sabra and Shatila

friday 15th september, 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio
sabra and shatila – a massacre in lebanon (presented by louise hidalgo) (in the witness series)

“Dr Swee Ang treated the wounded in the basement of the only hospital in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon. She recalls the massacre there in September 1982.
Over the course of three days, Lebanese Christian militiamen killed and raped hundreds of the Palestinian inhabitants of Sabra and Shatila in Beirut in revenge for the assassination of their leader, Lebanese president elect, Bashir Gemayel.”

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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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