for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Newshour: flight ban

yesterday (tuesday 22nd), 9.13-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

Many flights to Tel Aviv cancelled after Hamas rocket.”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter chris morris from jerusalem
todd curtis air safety expert Read the rest of this entry »

this morning (tuesday 22nd), 7.51-7.58am on bbc radio 4
today includes presenter sarah montague introducing, with the words …

Gaza with … because of Israel’s embargo, little food or medical supplies

… a debate between rabbi laura janner-klausner and journalist mira bar hillel, chosen apparently for her racist propaganda against jews, including collective responsibility and censorship by fear of retribution

… hasn’t been said at all by Jewish communities around the world, I’m waiting to hear their voice …
they are fearing retribution from the Jewish community if they do say that. If you speak out against Israel loudly, which I can afford to do because I don’t have children at school here … they would be excommunicated from their community, they would be … and not allowed Jewish burial

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yesterday (monday 21st), 1.36-1.45pm and 9.33-9.55pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal and tim franks) includes …

Gaza deaths pass 500.”

and …

More fighting in Gaza.”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter yolande nell from gaza city
• bbc reporter paul adams from sha’af
musa shehadeh from cairo, head of the us-arab congress for palestine (?)
einat wilf of the jewish people policy unit
sarah bernstein blogger Read the rest of this entry »

Newshour: Gaza

yesterday (sunday 20th), 1.07-1.26pm, and 9.07-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) leads with …

60 Palestinians killed in Gaza.”

and …

Deadliest day in Gaza war.”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter lyse doucet from shejaiya
• former israeli mk azmi bishara, general director of the arab center for research and policy studies in doha, who (0:13:30) calls rebecca kesby a racist and a zionist for asking him about human shields
barak ravid of ha’aretz
• sami abu zuhri hamas spokesman
• benjamin netanyahu interviewed by firaz kitab Read the rest of this entry »

yesterday (saturday 19th), 9.25pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

Casualties mount in Gaza.”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter paul adams from beit hanoun
naser hamad, unrwa emergency preparedness officer
• bbc reporter lyse doucet from gaza city
robert turner, director of unrwa Read the rest of this entry »

Faith Schools Undercover

last monday (14th july), 8.00-8.30pm, on channel 4 tv
faith schools undercover (in the dispatches series)
cathy newman investigates illegal haredi schools in hackney

“… in the second half of the programme, Dispatches uncovers a network of illegal schools where more than 1000 boys are being taught suspicion of the outside world, and the only subject is religion.”

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yesterday (friday 18th), 9.36-9.45pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

UN says people seeking shelter in Gaza have doubled since Israeli ground assault.”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter paul adams from gaza
dr basman alashi, the hospital executive director, on how he did evacuate the hospital, from which israel says rockets have been fired
• various gazans, and israelis in jersualem
fawaz gerges, professor of international relations at the lse

(0:36:30) “For the last 8 years, Israel imposed a very brutal siege on Gaza” … “Gaza is starved, bleeding” … “It’s war by starvation” …

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