Panorama to screen Israel film

By Simon Rocker, January 7, 2010

The first edition of BBC1’s main current affairs programme, Panorama, in 2010, is to look at Israeli policy in Jerusalem.

Promoting next Monday night’s documentary, the programme’s website says: “The fight is on for the holiest city in the holy land. The Israelis say Jerusalem must never be divided; the Palestinians say the east of the city is theirs and must become the capital of a new state.”

Reporter Jane Corbin “walks through the disputed streets and parks, meeting families thrown out of their homes, witnessing bulldozers demolishing houses and goes underground to explore tunnels excavated deep below the biblical sites.”

A BBC spokesman said he could not provide further information as the programme had yet to be completed.

Last updated: 5:11pm, January 7 2010