for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

PRINCIPAL OBJECTIONS:

1. Two Jewish massacres are described in detail:  the 1946 massacre of 91 (mostly) British by bomb at the King David Hotel, and the 1948 massacre of 107 Palestinian Arabs at Deir Yassin.

The 1920 1921 and 1929 massacres by Palestinian Arabs in the Arab Riots in various cities (the worst of which was of 67 Jews in Hebron in 1929) were not mentioned at all (there were no similar ‘Jewish riots’ and killings).

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tomorrow morning (sunday 5th), 8.06-8.33am (repeated from 4.32am 9.06am 3.06pm and 10.06pm wednesday), on bbc world service radio 

birth of a nation (10th of 10 episodes of miriam and youssef) (written by steve waters)

“10. 1948. With the UN voting to establish a Jewish state, Israel is born – but the new state comes under attack from its Arab neighbours.”

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this afternoon (saturday 4th), 5.30-6.00pm, on bbc radio 4 

mark regev (in the political thinking series) (presented by nick robinson

“Israel’s former ambassador to the UK on arguing his case, and reasons for optimism.”

including interview with …

• retiring ambassador mark regev 

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P4t: Goldberg 2/7/2020

yesterday morning (thursday 2nd), 5.49-5.52am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi alex goldberg

Choosing life means making decisions morally ethically and wisely, to create better lives.”

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last wednesday morning (1st july), 5.04-5.09am, 6.05-6.11am, 6.31-6.36am, and 7.06-7.11am, on bbc world service radio (partly repeated from today and newshour last tuesday)

newsday (presented by lawrence pollard and james cockerell) leads with …

Netanyahu’s West Bank annexation plan: Concerns have been expressed around the world over plans by Israel’s prime minister to annex parts of the West Bank. Benjamin Netanyahu could make an announcement later today – we look at what might happen if it does goes ahead.”

including contributions from …

•  joel rubin, in charge of jewish outreach for bernie sanders, and former politcal director of jstreet 

fleur hassan-nahoum, deputy mayor of jerusalem

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

mark zell of republicans overseas israel

alia sha’aa, teqoa

gochav shahar, waitress, Tel Aviv

diana buttu, former palestinian negotiator

bashar azzeh, palestinian national council

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this evening (wednesday 1st), 9.36-9.43pm on bbc world service radio, and 10.37-10.42pm on bbc radio 4 

newshour (presented by tim franks) and the world tonight (presented by sean ley) include …

“Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, had signalled that today, July 1st, would be the day when he would present detailed plans for his proposed annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, home to Jewish settlements but also land which much of the rest of the world would like to see as the basis for a future Palestinian state. The proposal though seems to have stalled.”

including interviews with …

diana buttu, former palestinian negotiator

martin indyk 

khaled elgindy, author of the blind spot – america and the palestinians, from balfour to trump 

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this afternoon (wednesday 1st), 2.41-2.48pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“The occupied West Bank, home to 2,500,000 Palestinians and 430,000 Israeli settlers, lies at the heart of divisions between Israel and the Palestinians. Now it seems the Israei leadership is divided over whether to press ahead with its annexation.”

including interview with …

yohanan plesner, president of israel democracy institute 

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this afternoon (wednesday 1st), 12.06-12.43pm (repeated 6.06pm and 3.06am), on bbc world service radio 

outlook (presented by jo fidgen) leads with interviews with …

lien de jong 

bart van es 

Lien de Jong was a young girl living in The Hague in the Netherlands when the Second World War broke out. The country was occupied, and her parents took a desperate decision to protect their child, sending her to live with the Van Es family, passionate anti-Nazis who raised Lien as their own.

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BBC bias: BBC presenter Nick Robinson lies that the occupation of the West Bank is illegal, and lies that most of the world regards it as illegal.

this morning (wednesday 1st), 7.21-7.26am, 8.37-8.42am, and 8.46-8.49am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by nick robinson) includes …

“Today is the day when Israel could begin to annex large parts of what most of the world regards as the illegally occupied West Bank, dashing hopes of a so-called two-state solution in which an independent Palestine lives alongside Israel in peace.“

including contributions from …

• ambassador hussam zomlot

• bbc reporter jeremy bowen 

sharren haskel mk 

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Today: Annexation soon?

this morning (tuesday 30th), 6.13-6.18am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 2.36pm and 9.20pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)  

today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

“The long-time formula for peace in the middle east is based on the idea of creating an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. It’s known as the two-state solution. So what’s going to happen if, as he’s promised, Israel’s prime minister begins to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank this week?

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

mark zell of republicans overseas israel

alia sha’aa, teqoa

gochav shahar, waitress, Tel Aviv

diana buttu, former palestinian negotiator

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