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Hyer's Highlights: Israel / Gaza Border Conflict

21st May 2018 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Israel / Gaza Border Conflict

Clashes on the border of Gaza and Israel have resulted in the deaths of 62 Palestinians at the hands of the Israeli army, with 1000's more injured.

The number of casualties instigated international outrage, with the United Nations declaring that Israel had used disproportionate and excessive force.

Despite what many are claiming, the Gaza protest wasn’t linked to the untimely US embassy move on the same day. Rather it was a part of the last 7 weeks of protests leading up to Nackba Day, commemorating the 750,000 Palestinians that left or were expelled in 1948, when the state of Israel was established.


Israel describe the protests as a Hamas-led military campaign, reportedly funded by the Jewish state’s nemesis Iran, and designed to turn the border area into an active combat zone, allowing terrorist operatives to break through the security fence, enter Israeli territory, and carry out attacks against soldiers and civilians, potentially in the form of kidnappings and massacres. Palestinians, on the other hand, assert that the protests are civilian uprisings by a population that is occupied, besieged and oppressed, with one of the highest unemployment rates in the world, which is rapidly heading toward a man-made and wholly preventable humanitarian crisis.

On his Sunday radio show, as Benji Hyer struggled to get to grips with each sides’ valid contentions, listener Oliver was insistent that Israel has done a disservice to itself by using live ammunition against protesters.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Benji Hyer on the Israel and Gaza Border Conflict

Benji Hyer responds to listener Oliver who was insistent that Israel has done a disservice to itself by using live ammunition against protesters. (3 minutes)

Interview with Keir Giles

19th May 2018 | Politics

Interview with Keir Giles

Russia is notorious for its use of military hard power as part of its foreign policy.

The common stereotype is that Russia relies on hard power to maintain its status on the international stage – be that through the preservation of nuclear weapons, the invasion of sovereign territory, or alleged chemical weapon attacks on foreign soil.

But in past years, and in particular since the 2016 US Presidential election, analysts have noticed a shift, with soft power becoming a crucial tool for the Kremlin to obtain influence and undermine the West. Some of Russia’s greatest recent foreign policy achievements have come through the exploitation and efficient use of soft power.

Leading expert on Russia security issues, Keir Giles joined Benji Hyer on One-To-One with Benji Hyer, on Thursdays on W!ZARD Radio Station to discuss Russian soft power, cyber-warfare, propaganda, social media, and the impact they are having on democracies across the world.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Benji Hyer interviews Keir Giles

Benji Hyer interviews Keir Giles about Russian soft power, cyber-warfare, propaganda, social media, and the impact they are having on democracies across the world. (18 minutes)

Hyer's Highlights: Trump on UK Knife Crime

6th May 2018 | Politics

Hyer's Highlights: Trump on UK Knife Crime

US President Donald Trump – speaking at the National Rifle Association – criticised the level of knife crime in London, comparing one of the city’s hospitals to a literal “war zone”.


This is not the first time that Trump has remarked on security in the UK capital: he recently claimed that London overtook New York’s murder rate, and in 2017, he condemned London Mayor Sadiq Khan for his handling of terrorist attacks in the city. He also claimed that the terror attack in Paris in 2015 – in which 130 people were killed – could have been prevented if more people had been armed.

In her message and his respective response, listener Chloe and Benji Her outlined how allowing guns in British society won’t help fix knife crime, or any other societal problem for that matter.

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Benji Hyer on Trump on UK Knife Crime

Benji Hyer responds to listener Chloe about Trump's comments on the UK's Knife Crime problems. (4 minutes)