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Outlook: Nelly Ben-Or

this afternoon (tuesday 14th), 12.33-12.50pm (repeated 6.33pm), on bbc world service radio
nelly ben-or (interviewed by saskia edwards) (in the outlook series, presented by jo fidgen)

”During the Holocaust, Nelly Ben-Or was a Jewish child on the run from the Nazis. But she would seek out pianos wherever she could find them, and found a psychological escape in the instrument.”

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this morning (tuesday 14th), 5.45-5.48am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi yy rubinstein

“Focus on those who saw an opportunity to give to others.”

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yesterday morning (monday 13th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by jewish chaplain alex goldberg

“We must feed animals before we feed ourselves.“

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this morning (tuesday 14th), 8.41-8.47am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

Daniel Barenboim … attracting controversy for his support of the Palestinian cause …  will be conducting a new piece, ‘Looking for Palestine’.

including interview with …
daniel barenboim

I want nothing to do with the government of Israel

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BBC bias: The BBC Proms mark Israel’s 70th anniversary year with no Israeli orchestra but with the Palestinian political work ‘Looking for Palestine’ (mostly about the Lebanon War).

This summary is from David Robert Coleman’s own summary of the piece, at https://youtu.be/B8KSZHyRB7g
Scene1: ‘Although I have never returned to Palestine, Palestine always returns to me’.
Scene 2: It describes how she is in Lebanon, and how beautiful and idyllic it all is, but in the background something is already going wrong. Towards the end of the scene, the bombing of Lebanon begins.
Scene 3: There’s a short episode where she talks about her fear of seeing bombs being thrown from aeroplanes and the kind of reactions that provokes in her.
Scene 4: She’s back in New York, and there’s a protest developing against this bombardment, and she says you know it’s just a few people, and they seem to be basically quite bourgeois white people protesting there.
Coda: She talks about becoming a kind of feeling like a Palestinian in that moment, and I end it with the words ‘Words are so powerful’.

this evening (tuesday 14th), 7.30-11.30pm, on bbc rsdio 3
daniel barenboim and the west-eastern divan orchestra (in the bbc proms series) includes (at 8.25pm) …

“At the centre of the concert is David Robert Coleman’s ‘Looking for Palestine’ for soprano and orchestra, a work commissioned by the ensemble, and one that speaks to its uniquely political identity.”

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this morning (tuesday 14th), 12.00-12.04am, 6.08-6.09am, 6.38-6.41am, and 7.43-7.44am, on bbc radio 4
midnight news and today (presented by justin webb and martha kearney) include …

Jeremy Corbyn is embroiled in a row with Israel’s prime minister after confirming he was present when a wreath was laid at the graves of Palestinians who attacked the Munich Olympics.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom barton
glyn secker of jewish voice for labour and jews for justice for palestinians
• bbc reporter jonathan blake
marie van der zyl, president of the jewish board of deputies
naomi wimborne-idrissi of jewish voice for labour and momentum

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Newsnight: Corbyn memorial

this evening (monday 13th), 10.39-10.43pm, on bbc 2 tv
newsnight (presented by evan davis) concludes with …

“Tonight, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has criticised Jeremy Corbyn, saying he deserved ’unequivocal condemnation’ for laying the wreath. Mr Corbyn has responded by calling the Israeli leader’s words ‘false’.”

including interview with …
• bbc reporter chris cook
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