for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Itay Mautner

this evening (tuesday 17th), 10.32-10.59pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated from 11.32am)
itay mautner – dissolving boundaries through the arts (in the in the studio series) (presented by andrea kidd)

“A volcano billowing smoke high on the rooftops of Jerusalem, documentary theatre bus trips and a big Kulna music festival performed by musicians from different parts of the city – just some of the events being created for Mekudeshet (‘sanctifying’), a three and a half week season of arts and culture taking place across Jerusalem.

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Mona Juul

this morning (monday 16th), 9.16-9.27am, on bbc radio 4
the end of war? (presented by andrew marr and lawyer and academic oona hathaway) includes …

“The Norwegian ambassador to the UK • Mona Juul talks about the art of international diplomacy. She played a key role in the secret talks which led to the Oslo Accords in the 1990s – the first ever agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisatio”

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BBC bias: Presented and also produced by his own son, this very one-sided programme avoided saying (and nobody was asked) why there was such opposition to Tazbar.
It failed to point out that Tzabar wanted the West Bank Golan Heights and Sinai to be returned without any peace treaty, and despite the loss of thousands of Israeli lives to attacks launched from those territories.
Tzabar is described only as playful, profound, just a little bit annoying, a star of Ha’aretz, artist, and writer of five popular children’s books. No mention of his Israel Communist Party membership, nor his holocaust comparison.
(for Tzabar’s writings, see his own website,

yesterday afternoon (sunday 15th), 1.30-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
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Newshour: Politics and art

BBC bias: The BBC allows the following lie to be broadcast unchallenged: “They are Israeli citizens on paper, but they’re second, third class citizens, they don’t have the same rights, they’re not represented by the Israeli government for sure.”

this evening (saturday 14th), 9.44-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

Razia Iqbal asked Palestinian film-maker • Ann-Marie Jacir how difficult it was as a Palestinian to keep politics and art separate.”

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this morning (saturday 14th), 7.52-7.58am, and 8.45-8.50am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and mishal husain) includes …

“Would you have advised prime minister Netanyahu to come out as he did in favour of President Trump’s decision when the International Atomic Agency says Iran is implementing the deal?”

including contributions from …
lord lamont
danny danon

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yesterday morning (friday 13th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi julia neuberger

“Celebrate plenty, but give it away; rejoice in the beauty of nature, but never forget it’s all temporary.”

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last thursday evening (12th october), 9.24-9.29pm, on bbc world service radio, and yesterday morning (friday 13th), 1.07-1.19am on bbc world service radio, and 8.33-8.39am on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by tim franks), business matters (presented by fergus nicoll), and today (presented by nick robinson) include …

The US has announced it’s pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation Unesco in December 2018, because of what it calls ‘continuing anti-Israel bias‘.”
Israel has said it will join the US in pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation Unesco, after US officials cited ‘anti-Israel bias’.”

including interviews with …
• former us ambassador to unesco, crystal nix-hines
• us unesco ambassador chris hegadorn
irina bokova, retiring unesco director-general
• professor david bosco
• professor nancy koehn
• dr david moser

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