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Today: Jerusalem hotels

this morning (thursday 22nd), 6.43-6.48am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

Church leaders and Palestinians in Jerusalem are calling for international pressure on Israel to stop Jewish settlers taking over two historic properties at the main entrance to the Old City’s Christian Quarter. The Greek Orthodox church has filed a new lawsuit to try to overturn a Supreme Court ruling on the sale of the hotels, saying it was clear proof of corruption.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

daniel luria of ateret cohanim

abu walid dajani, manager, imperial hotel

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6ocn: LGBTQ oppression

yesterday evening (monday 19th), 6.14-6.16pm (repeated 12.20am on midnight news), on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news (presented by charles carroll) includes …

Gay activists in the West Bank have been threatened online after the Palestinian police announced a ban on their cxampaigns and meetings, and called for help to arrest them. The prohibition of the main local LGBTQ group was announced despite the Palestinian Authority having signed up to various international human rights treaties.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

• activist mohammed abu ramilla

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6ocn: Tlaib unbanned

this evening (friday 16th), 6.11-6.12pm (repeated 12.12am on midnight news), on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news (presented by neal sleat) includes …

“The US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has said she won’t visit the occupied West Bank despite Israel reversing its decision to ban her. The Democratic congresswoman, who’s of Palestinian descent, said she could not agree to what she called ‘Israel’s oppressive conditions’.” 

including reports from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

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6ocn: Haifa segregation

this evening (tuesday 13th), 6.27-6.29pm (repeated 12.27am on midnight news), on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news (presented by corrie corfield) concludes with …

Israeli women’s rights groups are urging the mayor of Haifa to cancel a planned concert for a men-only audience by two popular ultra-Orthodox Jewish singers.” 

including report from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

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Nh: Sur Baher demolition

this evening (tuesday 23rd), 9.46-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes  …

House demolitions in and around Jerusalem, particularly occupied East Jerusalem, are not that unusual. But Monday’s destruction by Israeli forces of at least ten Palestinian buildings has drawn particular attention and criticism.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

• resident ismain obadiyeh

• mfa spokesman emmanuel nachshon 

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Newshour: Peace tunnel

this afternoon (thursday 4th), 2.24-2.29pm (repeated 9.40pm), on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by dan damon) includes …

“Wielding a hammer, ambassador David Friedman smashed through an underground wall to open a controversial Jewish archaeological centre in East Jerusalem.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

jawad sayam of silwan, former director of the wadi hilweh information centre

hagit ofran, director, settlement watch project, peace now

jason greenblatt, us special envoy to the middle east

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Newshour/Twt: US plan

yesterday evening (tuesday 25th), 9.07-9.19pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.03-10.04pm and 10.18-10.25pm on bbc radio 4

newshour (presented by tim franks) and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

“White House officials say they’re unmoved by that show of intransigence: they’re interested instead in appealing to ordinary Palestinians keen to improve their parlous economic prospects.”

including contributions from …

 • david makovsky, director of the washington institute for near east policy projecton the middle east peace process

• prime minister mohammad shtayyeh

• analyst jon lerner

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