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World Stories: A House in Jerusalem
First broadcast June 2007

Elyas Ayoub

BBC World Service journalists come from every corner of the world. Balanced news reporting is their job - covering the news minute-by-minute is what drives them most of them time.

In this special series of programmes, ten BBC journalists tell stories that have a bigger message about life on our planet: emotive, human stories that humble us.

These world stories offer extraordinary insight across cultures. These are the stories our journalists have always wanted to tell.

Programme Four: A House in Jerusalem

In 1948 the British government promised Jewish leaders a homeland in Palestine, which was at that time under British control.

As a result, many Jews looking for a home after the trauma of the holocaust, decided to immigrate to Palestine.

There was one problem: there was already another people in Palestine who had been living there for centuries, Palestinian Arabs.

In this programme, made almost 60 years on, Khaled Ezzelarab challenges Jews and Arabs in Jerusalem to talk to each other about the common themes of displacement that both sides have had to endure.


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