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Today: Palestinian autonomy?

this morning (tuesday 16th), 6.37-6.40am, and 7.34-7.42am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and mishal husain) includes …

Post-election talks are continuing in Israel, with Benjamin Netanyahu expected to be formally named prime minister for a fifth term tomorrow. And then, most likely in June, President Trump is expected to unveil what he’s called ‘the deal of the century’ between Israel and the Palestinians. The Washington Post reports that the plan will involve Palestinian autonomy rather than a sovereign state, and ahead of its publication, a group of thirty senior European figures including former prime ministers and former foreign ministers, have said Europe should reaffirm its commitment to to a two-state solution.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

• signatory douglas alexander, ex-mp

sharren haskel mk


FOOC: Israelis want normal lives

this morning (saturday 13th), 11.37-11.43am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) leads with …

Netanyahu’s Likely Victory: An election campaign in Israel but little mention of the peace process. Yolande Knell says voters there just want to live normal lives.”

“Just days before Israel went to the polls, I stood with the Wolfs, a British-Israeli family in a quiet village north of Tel Aviv, surrounded by the rubble of their home. It had been destroyed by a powerful rocket fired from Gaza two weeks earlier.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell


MN/Today: Moon crash

this morning (friday 12th), 12.22-12.24am, and 7.06-7.07am, on bbc radio 4 

midnight news and today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) include …

The first privately-funded mission to the moon has ended in failure. The small unmanned Israeli spacecraft suffered engine and communication problems during the final descent, and apparently crashed onto the lunar surface.”

including report from  …

• bbc reporter yolande knell


Twt: Moon crash

this evening (thursday 11th), 10.06-10.07pm, and 10.36-10.40pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“An Israeli spacecraft with British-made engines which was hoping to be the first privately-funded mission to the moon has crash-landed. The unmanned probe suffered a number of technical failures during its final descent.”

including contributions from …

ª bbc reporter yolande knell

• planetary scientist suzie imber

rob westcott, senior propulsion engineer, nammo

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Today/6ocn: Moon approach

today (thursday 11th), 6.54-6.57am, and 6.23-6.25pm, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by john humphrys) and six o’clock news include …

“That was the moment an Israeli spacecraft launched into space bound for the moon, that was back in February. Tonight it will touch down, the first time a company rather than a government has ever done it.”

including contributions from …

• jonathan weintraub, co-founder of spaceil

• bbc reporter yolande knell


Twt/MN: Netanyahu wins

last night (wednesday/thursday 10th/11th), 10.27-10.34pm, and 12.27-12.34am, on bbc radio 4 

the world tonight (presented by james coomarasamy) and midnight news include …

“For Israel’s prime minister, a record-breaking fifth term beckons, albeit one with a shadow of a possible indictment on corruption charges hanging over it. In Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, there were mixed feelings about the result.”

including contributions from …

• new blue and white mk yoaz hendel, military historian and journalist

journalist noga tarnopolski

bbc reporter yolande knell


Newshour: BBC analyses Gaza

this afternoon (saturday 30th), 1.06-1.20pm, 1.30-1.31pm, and 1.50-1.59pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by julian marshall) leads with …

Gaza marks Israel march anniversary

including reports from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

• bbc reporter yolande knell

• associate professor of linguistics mosheer amer, university of gaza

dany bahar, brookings institution


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