this morning (friday 31st), 8.43-8.48am, on bbc radio 4
today includes kevin connolly interviewing sodastream manager daniel birnbaum, palestinian foreman nabeel besharat, and amena saleem of the psc (palestine solidarity campaign)
“We are giving livelihood to 500 Palestinians who feed 5,000 people and who will have no other jobs. Throwing them into unemployment is not what’s going to bring peace to this area, that’s for sure. …
Scarlett Johansson, she’s not only a superhero in her movies, she’s a superhero in real life … As an individual I am not waiting anymore for politicians to make peace. I have been waiting for 45 years and look where we are today.
What we have decided at SodaStream is to start making peace on our own, and let the politicians do what they do when they get around to it.”“We have to ensure our good income … it’s an excellent place to work, we have health insurance, they treat us good, they give us good opportunities … “
(if you missed it, available from 2:43:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03s9y33)
see also the bbc news article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25966781
and a video at http://www.whyisrael.org/2013/05/01/sodastream-building-bridges-not-wall…
interestingly, although the bbc have INCLUDED the clearly audible “1 2 3 4, OCCUPATION NO MORE, 5 6 7 8, ISRAEL IS A TERROR STATE” chanted over six times as a 50-second-long background (from 2:44:30 to 2:45:20) to a psc demonstration, they have CUT the chant “FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA, PALESTINE SHALL BE FREE”
the full version of this chanting can be heard at the bbc’s own webpage http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25972401 …
presumably the “today” producers did not want listeners to know that the psc wants the destruction of israel, that this censored chant calls for?