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Bowen on Arafat

[despite the bbc’s introduction, this programme is jeremy bowen’s one-sided summary of the life of yasser arafat]
this afternoon (thursday 15th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
guns and olive branches (14th of 15 episodes of the our man in the middle east series)

“BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen looks back over the life of Yasser Arafat.
Thousands of his supporters turned out when the Palestinian’s body was flown back into Ramallah on the West Bank. “Love him or hate him, he was Mr Palestine,” says Bowen. “In death as well as in life he was the symbol of the Palestinian people and their struggle for independence – much more than a politician.”
The Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s view was that Arafat was ‘a murderer and a pathological liar’.”

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HARDtalk: Suha Arafat

this afternoon (friday 28th), 2.06-2.30pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated – for no apparent reason – from january 2015 on bbc news television)
hardtalk: suha arafat

“In a special edition of HARDtalk, Zeinab Badawi is in Malta to speak to Suha Arafat – the widow of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Ten years after his death, Mrs Arafat gives a rare broadcast interview about their marriage, why she believes he was assassinated and why she has chosen to live in Malta and not amongst the Palestinian people who so revered her husband.”

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HARDtalk: Suha Arafat

early tomorrow morning (tuesday 20th), 12.30-12.55am, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130) (repeated from 4.30am today)
HARDtalk: suha arafat

“In a special edition of HARDtalk, Zeinab Badawi is in Malta to speak to Suha Arafat – the widow of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.”

(already available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04ypdn0/hardtalk-suha-arafat-widow…)

Media and the Middle East

tomorrow evening (saturday 13th), 8.00-8.50pm, on bbc radio 4
media and the middle east (in the archive on 4 series) presented by john lloyd

with contributions from …
Jon Snow
Jeremy Bowen
Martin Bell
David Cesarani
Daoud Khitab
Lisa Goldman
Anton Laguardia
Toby Green
Chris Doyle
“Topaz” (more…)

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