Posts Tagged ‘Palestine

02
Mar
10

On air: Is suicide bombing an offence to Islam?

A prominent Muslim scholar Dr Tahir ul-Qadri is issuing a fatwa on suicide bombing and terrorism. In his 600-page religious ruling Dr. ul-Qadri states that Islam forbids the massacre of innocent citizens and suicide bombings.
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09
Feb
10

Should you be held responsible for actions of your family?

New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief, Ethan Bronner, is in the eye of a ‘mini-blog storm’ as this blogger has put it.

His 20 year old son has signed up to the Israeli Defence Force, and this has led to some people calling for Bronner to be reassigned.

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26
Nov
09

On air: Should Israelis and Palestinians be left to make their own peace?

The Palestinian leadership “wants a deal with Israel without any negotiations” and Israel’s leadership “wants negotiations with the Palestinians without any deal.”

And given the latest offer by the Israeli government and the negative response it had from the Palestinian authority, it looks like neither negotiations nor any deal are on the table at the moment.

The Israeli government has offered to stop settlement building in the West Bank for 10 months. But the Palestinian authority is not impressed and officials say that this is nothing new and unless it involves East Jerusalem it was unacceptable. Continue reading ‘On air: Should Israelis and Palestinians be left to make their own peace?’

16
Jun
08

On air: Is it time for Africa to be weaned off aid?

Two topics on the agenda today. First aid to Africa, just three years after the G8 pledged to double aid the group which was set up to monitor their promises has found donor countries are $40bn behind schedule. And a year after Hamas seized control of Gaza we’re bringing together 6 young people to talk about how their lives have changed. Continue reading ‘On air: Is it time for Africa to be weaned off aid?’

13
Jun
08

Gaza: a deepening gulf?

It’s been a year since Hamas took control of the Gaza strip, effectively splitting Palestine in half: Hamas in Gaza and Fatah in the West Bank. We received this suggestion for Monday’s programme:

I’m from Gaza, and I have spent the last 8 years of my life in the West Bank city of Ramallah. My family still living in Gaza City, but I can’t imagine the life over there after all the internal fighting and the Israeli siege there.

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